Need a break from city travels? West Vancouver's Lighthouse Park feels far from Downtown, but is easily accessible by public transport (bus 250) and is only a 25-minute drive. The lush, waterfront park offers a mix of narrow trails, giant trees, historic WWII buildings, and the Point Atkinson Lighthouse.
The trails are well-mapped and sign-posted throughout the park (print a map before you head out) -- perfect if you tend to get lost or are new to the park. And there's enough terrain for a good two-hour walk in the woods.
Address: Beacon Lane, West Vancouver
Directions: From the North Shore side of the Lions Gate Bridge, travel west on Marine Drive. About 9 km (5.6 miles) beyond Park Royal Mall, turn onto Beacon Lane.
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