Whytecliff Park - West Vancouver

by Jenavieve


A very popular seaside park in West Vancouver is called Whytecliff Park.  Whytecliff is on the very west side of West Vancouver, near Horsehoe Bay.  Mom and Dad have taken us there a few times, and everytime we have a blast.  For starters there's a playground, a basic ingredient on every kid's fun checklist, a picnic table to eat the Colonel's finger lickin good chicken, a concession if you didn't bring any greasy chicken, and tennis courts.  Besides all the families, you see a lot of people holding hands and looking at the views at the observation pavillion, and sometimes sneaking the odd smooch (yeech).

After the playground we go down to the pebble beach to play Gilligan's Island.  We always see something we don't see at other beaches: a lot of people wearing these funny black rubber suits with cylinders on their backs.  Dad says they're called scuba divers.  He says the scuba diving is very good at Whytecliff because it's Canada's first Salt Water Marine Protected Area.

One thing you should know is that we have a hard time finding a parking space in the summer because there are so many people wanting to play in this park.


Take Marine Drive west from the Lions Gate bridge past Ambleside Beach and Dundarave area, and through a winding road with ocean vistas, and luxurious homes, past Lighthouse Park - West Vancouver, to Horseshoe Bay, and then continue on Marine Drive to it's end (7100 block Marine Dr).  For information call (604) 925-7000. 


West Vancouver 


All seasons