Lush Vancouver Rainforest
Lighthouse Park is approximately 75 hectares in size and a nationally significant natural park within West Vancouver. It has important natural and cultural resources and very high levels of use by local residents and tourists. The park is a biologically rich and unique resource and is an example of a remaining old growth rainforest in the Lower Mainland. The lighthouse and light station grounds at Point Atkinson are a national historic site and one of the most photographed and recognizable landmarks in the entire Lower Mainland.
Park receives more than 50 inches (1,300mm) of rain annually. The park is full of hiking trails that lead you deep into the forest canopy or down to the beautiful coastline boasting breathtaking views from various rocky bluffs.
Lighthouse Park is accessed from a parking lot just off Beacon Lane. When travelling along Marine Drive towards Horseshoe Bay, turn left on Beacon Lane and follow the signs for Lighthouse Park.
Lighthouse Park Hike Stats
Distance: 3.3 km
Net Elevation Change*: Minimal
Highest Point: 105 m
Time Needed: 2 hours
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Est. Driving Time from Vancouver: 30 minutes
Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit, leave what you find, respect nature, enviroment and wildlife!