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Address: Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Nice Lighthouse but NO public access

The Lighthouse itself is cute. Nice location on the Point. The site was named by Captain George Vancouver when he sailed past the site. The site has historic significance... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Port Moody, Canada
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Port Moody, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lighthouse itself is cute. Nice location on the Point. The site was named by Captain George Vancouver when he sailed past the site. The site has historic significance especially during WW2. FYI, there is NO access to this Lighthouse. It is not Peggy's Cove where one can wander around the granite and enjoy a closeup of the Lighthouse. You... More 

Thank Mellie2013
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Fabulous walk through some "Giants" that ends with stunning, panoramic views of Burrard from the North Shore mountains to Point Grey and beyond. Various spur trails offer different vantage points of the Lighthouse and surrounding landscape. The main trail is accessible, but with some steep grades. You can get here by public transit -- it is a fair hike into... More 

Thank John S
Irvine, California
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

This view from Point Atkinson you access through Lighthouse Park. While the park has a view point from higher up on rocks and very beautiful, this point is actually through private gates of a home yet has public access. There's a sign that if the gates are open, the public. I loved it there and am so glad I went.... More 

Thank Marge C
London, Canada
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We enjoyed the walk in Lighthouse park but unfortunately the gates to the lighthouse weren't open when we visited and there was very little information online as to whether or not it's ever open to the public. We did visit very early in the morning which may explain it but there were no hours posted on the gate or anywhere... More 

Thank KaChHa
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

There are beautiful rock patches to sit in tree shade besides the sea shore. The dense tree cover makes the place quiet. Sea on one side and dense forest on other gives magnificent scenery. The only drawback was that washrooms were out of service. You can see the downtown vancouver, stanley park, lions gate bridge and UBC from ligthouse tower.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

If only you could access the rock to the Lighthouse. However, there are many places to snap a shot, or get a view.

Thank irisho_10
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I've always had an interest in lighthouses and sadly, many of them in my area are disappearing due to modern technology with the advancements of navigation equipment. Still, there are a few of them that have been kept safe. While I don't know the specifics about this lighthouse, its still fun to see. I will tell you upfront, parking is... More 

1 Thank Steve W
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

An easy hike through the forest is just an added pleasure as you work your way towards the lighthouse. The silence and majesty of the massive trees in this ancient growth forest is awe inspiring. A spiritual place indeed. When you finally climb the rock that overlooks the lighthouse, the view is stunning. You can sit and watch the huge... More 

Thank Susan C
Vancouver, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

I have been coming to this lighthouse park for over 20 years. It's a tranquil romantic experience especially if the weather cooperates.

1 Thank Oncofighter
West Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 7 April 2015

I love this place so much to see and fun time out with the family I is a small drive to get there but its worth an hour or two during a trip to the north shore

Thank Chris M

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