Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver features rugged West Coast terrain
Can a lighthouse save a forest? That is exactly what happened at the popular 185 acre Lighthouse Park which guards the entrance to Burrard Inlet in West Vancouver. The Lighthouse was built in 1914 on the rocks at the southern tip of Point Atkinson. The old growth forest in the park was spared from logging in the region due to the dark contrasting background the trees provided for the lighthouse. Some of these magnificent trees are 200 feet tall and up to 500 years old.
There are about 10 km of trails through the park however it is only about a 10 minute walk from the parking area to the lighthouse viewpoint. The trails through the park are rough in places and sometimes slippery so it is important to wear appropriate footwear. Stay on the main trails as there are cliffs and hazardous terrain in the park.
For more information about Lighthouse Park see the Official Website: West Vancouver/Lighthouse Park