Trip 001 - June 15, 2009 (Monday)

Lighthouse Park Trip

West Vancouver BC


Distance from Vancouver:
25-30 minutes.

Liked: the views from Juniper Point, several benches inside the park, driving down Marine Drive (West Vancouver).

Of note: no flat parking spots (a very sloped parking area); one needs to know exactly where to go to see the good views.

Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook (2010 edition) Coordinates: Page 11 (North Vancouver) A7. The latest edition of Backroad Mapbook for this and other regions, as well as GPS maps, are available at BackroadMapbooks.com.

Related Website: District of West Vancouver - Lighthouse Park.

Other Trips in West Vancouver area: Horseshoe Bay, Cypress Falls Park, Howe Sound Crest South Trail, Ambleside Park.

Lighthouse Park is located in West Vancouver, and you can get there by driving for 15-20 minutes West on Marine Drive after crossing the Lions Gate bridge. Marine Drive is very scenic, with numerous driveways heading up very steep hills, where the good people of West Vancouver live in their lovely mansions. Marine Drive requires careful driving due to frequent blind turns, but it is a pleasant driving experience nonetheless. Lighthouse Park is on the left side of Marine Drive, if you are heading West. The entrance to the park is easy to miss, as it does not stand out all that much.

1. After a very steep and inclined parking area, the trail begins quite smoothly.


Lighthouse Park

2. An information sign appears shortly.


Lighthouse Park sign photo

3. Lighthouse Park features several very nice-looking benches.


A bench in Lighthouse Park - West Vancouver BC

4. As well as this shack.


Lighthouse Park shack

5. The sign looked promising - a Lighthouse viewpoint!


Lighthouse Park West Vancouver British Columbia Canada

6. But the view was mostly obstructed by the trees.


Lighthouse at Lighthouse Park

7. Though, if your camera has a good zoom, you can bring the lighthouse closer.


Lighthouse Park lighthouse

8. An idyllic picture - a bench in the middle of the forest, a couple walking together...


Picture of Lighthouse Park West Vancouver BC

9. Is this a tree remnant resembling a bear, or a wooden bear statue?


Wooden bear in Lighthouse Park

10. This lovely view is seen from Juniper Point.


Juniper Point Lighthouse Park West Vancouver BC Canada

11. Another view from Juniper Point.


View from Lighthouse Park

12. Lighthouse Park has many raspberries, including this one (macro photo).


Raspberry macro


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