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Lighthouse Park

One of Canada’s National Historic Sites sits on the coast of West Vancouver. Lighthouse Park, founded in 1792, boasts of 182 acres of first grown rainforest and is one of the most photographed spots in the western Canadian mainland.

Parking lot at the historic Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/lighthouse-park

While there are picnic tables, there is a permanent fire ban at Lighthouse Park. BBQs, smoking, and cooking are absolutely not allowed anywhere in the park. Your best option is to bring in Chinese takeout if you’re planning to lunch there. 🙂 …or maybe sandwiches will do.

Cabins and picnic tables at the historic Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/lighthouse-park

There is a plethora of hiking trails at Lighthouse Park, all rated as easy and great for kids or beginners.

Exploring trails at the historic Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/lighthouse-park
Exploring the historic Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/lighthouse-park
View of downtown Vancouver from the historic Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/lighthouse-park
Exploring the historic Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/lighthouse-park
Exploring the historic Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/lighthouse-park
Exploring the historic Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/lighthouse-park

Graffiti …yuck.

Graffiti at the historic Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/lighthouse-park

This lighthouse was built in 1912. It replaced the first lighthouse, which was built out of wood, in 1874. The structure that stands today was once equipped with gun emplacements and search lights during WWII. It was used for surveillance of the Burrard Inlet, to guard against enemy submarines and ships.

Exploring the historic Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/lighthouse-park
Exploring the historic Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/lighthouse-park
Exploring the historic Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/lighthouse-park
Lighthouse Park Overview
Coordinates / Address
4902 Beacon Ln, West Vancouver, BC V7W 1K5, Canada
Fees / Permit
Day Use: FREE
Website
lighthousepark.ca
Usage
Moderate
Pets allowed
Yes, off-leash okay!
Camera Info
Camera Canon 6D
Lens Canon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS

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