Whytecliff Park is located along the scenic shores of Howe Sound and just west of Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. This beautiful corner of Howe Sound has a rugged coastline and spectacular views of colourful mountains and passing boats. This Park is a natural marine sanctuary, home to over 200 marine animal species, and the waters off the park are famous for scuba divers. There is a swimming beach, which is great fun for kids when the ferry waves come ashore. You’ll also find a playground, picnic spots, and tennis courts in the 15+ hectare park.
The best time to visit Whytecliff Park is at low tide, when you can explore the beach and hike to Whyte Island which is only accessible at low tide. From the top of the island you’ll enjoy the stunning view if Howe Sound and the surrounding area. Be sure to keep an eye on the tide, so you have a dry path back to the beach.
Picnics & Concession
If you did not pack a picnic lunch or dinner, you can order something to eat from the concession in the park. Usually open May to September.
Concession Hours of Operation 2017
May 21 to July 1 (Canada Day)
Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
July 2 to Sept. 5 (Labour Day)
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Monday–Friday: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
In the off season, you can head to nearby Horseshoe Bay for something to eat.
Getting to Whytecliff Park
Whytecliff Park is located at the end of the 7000 block of Marine Drive just west of Horseshoe Bay.
Transit from downtown Vancouver: Take either the 257: Horseshoe Bay Express or the 250: Horseshoe Bay, heading east along Georgia St. In West Vancouver, get off at the roundabout at Nelson Street, just before heading down the hill to Horseshoe Bay. Just tell the driver where you want to go, and they will make sure you get off at the correct stop.
Whytecliff Park Amenities Include:
- Concession (May to September)
- Ramp for divers with disabilities
- Outdoor shower
- Picnic shelter
- Picnic tables