Lighthouse Park is one of Greater Vancouver's most beautiful parks located along the shores of West Vancouver. The park boasts some of the largest Douglas Fir trees in Greater Vancouver as well as breathtaking views of the water.
There are a variety of trails through the park that take you past old growth Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir trees. The trails are all fairly easy with only a few having a short hill to ascend or descend. Take a look at the park map at the trailhead and plan your route so that you do a circle through the park and end at the lighthouse.
For those who just want a short walk down towards the lighthouse, follow the wide trail for about 10 minutes. To the right of the picnic tables, a path leads up onto a rocky outcrop giving a view of the lighthouse just over the tree line.
Another picturesque location is at Starboat Cove. It's a short 15-minute walk east from the lighthouse where there is a sign for a steep path that takes you down to the beach area. At low tide, this is the perfect area to have a picnic and enjoy the view that extends from the Lions Gate Bridge to the University of British Columbia to Vancouver Island on a clear day.
How to get to Lighthouse Park
Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver: 40 minutes
To get to Lighthouse Park, head westbound along Marine Drive in West Vancouver. As Marine Drive continues past little shops and businesses, it will begin to narrow and the road will wind around the coastline. Continue past Caufield Cove Marina and watch for the Lighthouse Park sign on your left. Turn left on Beacon Lane and continue straight until you reach the parking lot. The trail begins at the top of the lot.
View a map of Driving directions to Lighthouse Park.
Transit Access to Lighthouse Park
From downtown Vancouver, take bus #250 that travels along Georgia Street, across the Lions Gate Bridge, past Park Royal Shopping Centre before continuing on a scenic route along Marine Drive through West Vancouver. The bus stop for Lighthouse Park is just before Horseshoe Bay. Let the bus driver know that you would like to get off at that stop.
Dogs at Lighthouse Park
Dogs are allowed in Lighthouse Park but must be kept under control. Please be advised of signage that may not allow dogs on some trails within the park. Please pick up after your dog and dispose of all waste in garbage bins located throughout the park.
Toilets at Lighthouse Park
Lighthouse Park has washroom facilities in one of the buildings near the lighthouse.
Other trails located in the The North Shore region:
Baden Powell Deep Cove to Lynn Canyon
Baden Powell Lynn Canyon to Grouse
Brothers Creek Loop
Capilano Pacific Trail
Hanes Valley Trail
Little Goat Mountain
St Mark's Summit
Two Canyon Loop