Lighthouse Park
Lighthouse Park
4.5
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Named for the Point Atkinson Lighthouse located on its grounds, this coastal and rugged park is popular for day hikes. A beautiful old growth temperate rainforest along Burrard Inlet offers several easy walking trails with beautiful panoramic views.
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Julie S
Vancouver, Canada153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We went on a weekday morning and it was not very crowded, I could see that it would be popular in a sunny summer weekend though. We explored the paths and descended to East Beach and climbed the rocks at low tide. The kids learned about lighthouses and liked exploring the beach. By the time we left mid-afternoon the parking lot was jammed, so plan ahead!
Written 3 August 2020
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VncrCanada
Vancouver, Canada232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a beautiful park but has gone downhill over the years with too many people and out of control dogs on the main trails, especially on weekends. Plus less biodiversity now - used to love to listen to the grouse booming but they’ve been gone from the park for years. Still enjoy Eagle Point with its fawn lilies in spring and nice Arbutus trees. Also still see sapsuckers on the east side of the park.
Written 22 October 2022
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Scresort
Calgary, Canada57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Looking for something a bit different we headed to this park to take a look at an operational lighthouse. We were not prepared for hiking, wearing sandals, but the short path is good for all footwear. There are 2 viewpoints for the lighthouse with lots of places to stop and take in the amazing old forest. If you are more prepared the longer trails look like nice hikes and we will do this next time.
Written 5 August 2020
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kanteamtravel
San Diego, CA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This was a last minute stop off and it was definitely worth it! The trails through the trees to the lighthouse view point were beautiful. We could only see the top of the lighthouse from the view point so am guessing there is another trail that we didn't find. The beach trail takes you to rocks (and a beach) with amazing views of the harbor and Vancouver. This was one of my favorite things to do on our trip!
Written 1 December 2019
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sarbeau
Chilliwack, Canada178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Decided to make a trip to the Lighthouse Park on a fine Spring day. It was a nice drive and easy to find. Lots of parking and I believe it is free parking. There is tons of trails with amazing old forest trees and various ferns and flowers. The lighthouse itself wasn't too difficult to get to and if you take your time you can get a nice view of this historic site through some trails. There are public washrooms on site but not wheelchair accessible, at least not the one we were at.
Bring a lunch and water and your camera. you are in for a treat!
Written 5 March 2019
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2016hoteltips
San Jose, CA75 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Don't waste your time going here! Firstly, the parking was extremely limited and so frustrating! We waited for what seemed like at least 10 minutes for the rudest, most selfish lady in a van with B.C. license plates-you know who you are-shame on you!. She supposedly was leaving and there were no other parking spots,but she had to slowly remove her shoes, clean her legs & feet, changes shoes & diddle around with her possessions in the back of her car.. We felt bad blocking the way for all the poor drivers behind us waiting to pass(sorry!), but we kept thinking she'd be almost finished and we could have the spot! And then we set out hoping to find the Atkinson Lighthouse. We mistakenly didn't go up further to collect a trail map since we'd already wasted so much time waiting to park. So we walked on a trail that was ok at first-nice & shady through a forest, then got treacherous with uneven rocks blocking the path. We had to go back since my friend had a foot injury and it was too much
for her. But I was determined to complete our mission and seek out the Lighthouse view and take photos to share, so I set off and the trail wasn't so great part of the way. I did luckily find the lighthouse point-you can only see from a distance anyway and it looked small and nothing special-certainly not worth all the trouble!
Written 10 August 2017
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Hotelman08
Mountain View, CA73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
I went just to see the lighthouse, but what I didn't realize is how big the whole park is. I had only planned to spend a few minutes at the park and ended up spending a couple hours. I went in February so the park was pretty empty and a lot of the buildings were closed, but that was fine with me. On the way back from the lighthouse I decided to take a random trail that led to great coastal view. I recommend packing a lunch and make a day of it. The only downside to the park is you are not allow to walk up to the light house. You are kept about 50 yards for the lighthouse. Also a great place to walk with you dog.
Written 13 February 2017
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hleguilloux
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
This park is very accessible, even by bus. The walking trails are both easy and more challenging, depending which route you take. Make sure you see the view of Howe Sound, incredible!
Written 5 March 2015
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tony l
Vancouver, Canada4,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
The area is so big and not many people around ,great for nature ,the lighthouse area is a great view of Vancouver
Written 25 February 2015
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Eddie Gray
Winter Garden, FL682 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I must say that we love the Northwest = Oregon, Washington and of course BC. After visiting Vancouver several times we were looking for something fresh to see. We took a chance on our last day and drove over Lyons Gate Bridge and found the Marine Drive - Highway. What a day and the highlight of our Vancouver trip. Lighthouse Park is simply outstanding. Huge, Old Growth Evergreen Trees are mixed in with several other tree types to create an almost mystic looking forest. The trails are well marked and FUN to walk - even with kids (we had a 9 and 6 year old). The views were outstanding. We did not want to leave this park but once back in our car were treated to several other wonderful experiences further on - down the Marine Drive Highway.....

The views out to the Ocean were awesome.
Hidden Parks with small beaches were a nice touch.
There was some public building that had a huge Web Net Climber - talk about scary and fun - I challenge any of the adults to climb to the top of this one.
Then to end it off in Horeshoe Bay - both the park and the Ferry terminal-city. WOW, WOW , WOW. That park was stunning and is at the top of our list when we return. The little downtown area near the ferry terminal is so nice and it reminded me of a "mini" version of a trip we took years ago to Norway and the Fjord areas.

Our next idea is to turn our next trip to Vancouver into a Horeshoe Bay stay including finding out more about where to go on the Ferries and of course going back to Lighthouse Park.
Written 30 July 2009
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