About 30 minutes walk, that what it takes to get to the park from the heart of Horseshoe Bay, a neighbourhood in West Vancouver; and if you’re traveler who wants to go on an adventure and explore the outdoors in and near Vancouver, it’s a perfect day trip for you.
Whytecliff Park opened in 1909, over 100 years ago, and is the first Marine Protected Area in Canada, where you can find over 200 marine animal species.
If you visit the park and you’re lucky you will enjoy Sea lions sunbathing on the beach under the sun, or at least you will have a great place for a nice picnic, relaxing swim (scuba diving?), a game of tennis or a perfect walk on the beach enjoying beautiful landscapes. The choice is yours!
Here I’m sharing with you my pictures from Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver, Canada, you are more than welcome to download them and use on your blog or web article for free, promoting this beautiful park that offers a few, short hiking trails with all of your readers.
You will quickly notice, they all include the most scenic aspect of the park, Whyte Islet, the big rock that’s something that not only can be photographed but also you can put your feet onto and enjoy spectacular wide-ocean landscapes from.
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Whytecliff Park in West Van
Pictures shared here were taken on a cloudy day in the month of February. A quite interesting day for photography, but not so warm-looking as it would be during summer months.
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Whyte Islet by Luke / Sprayedout.com is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Whytecliff Park at Sunset by Luke / Sprayedout.com is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Additional Information + Directions
On the time of writing this post, the world is facing COVID-19 epidemy, and the Whytecliff Park is currently closed. However, when it’s open, you can access in all year round.
Summer months are perfect for picnics, swimming and enjoying nature.
During winter and other colder months, it is still a perfect place for a nice, refreshing short hike and photography.
You certainly can treat it as a full day trip, or if you’re a tourist and time is not on your side and you want to see as many outdoor places around Vancouver every-single-day. You certainly can visit Whytecliff Park and West Vancouver’s Lighthouse Park the same day as they a quick bus ride from each other. Even better if you’re driving!
Hopefully, you have more time to spend in Whytecliff Park and if so, you certainly can get to Horseshoe Bay ferries side, where you can find some nice restaurants for a good meal, if picnic is not something you’re planning to have in the park.
When it comes to getting to places, Google Maps is always my choice to find directions.
I just want to mention that if you’re driving from Downtown Vancouver, you would be taking Lions Gate bridge and continue to West Vancouver via Marine Drive. But let Google Maps take care of directions for you.
Personally I took a trip by bus. From Downtown Vancouver, you can catch on #257 Horseshoe Bay Express, which will take you to Horseshoe Bay Ferries. Feel free to enjoy a coffee and a nice short walk there to enjoy the town.
If you are ready to head to Whytecliff Park, it’s about 30 minutes walk. You may ask people for exact directions, or again… use Google Maps. Below you have the map that shows you the way.
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