• Activities:

    Stand Up Paddle, Chillin, Photography, Running, Kayaking, Swimming, Hiking, Diving

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

Sunbathing sea lions. Premier dive spot. Short, yet breathtaking trails. Beaches!30 minutes from Vancouver.

Escape to the vanishing horizon of the Pacific Ocean, where time is measured by the rhythm of waves.

Located near West Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay neighbourhood, Whytecliff Park is home to more than 200 marine animal species and is one of the first Marine Protected Areas in Canada. You're almost guaranteed to see sea lions here!

The park offers numerous short hiking trails, sheltered beaches, tennis courts and is a popular location for underwater diving. You won't ever believe you're so close to the city of Vancouver!

Enter the park on Marine Drive and pull in to the parking lot on the left shortly after. From there you can explore on foot (it's a small park) or continue driving along Marine Drive to the other side of the park and venture out again.

Pack List

  • Picnic essentials
  • Athletic footwear or barefeet
  • Raincoat in winter, sombrero in summer
  • Camera
  • Swimwear
  • Frisbee
  • Slackline
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Great spot right outside of Vancouver. Not a ton to explore but there are solid views abound. As other reviewers state, walk the rock bridge to the island for the best views.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

My sister and I went to this park in January on a sunny day and decided to venture out to the little island. Definitely worth it! We did not plan it well with the tides so we had to wade in water up to our hips, but exploring the quaint little succulent-covered rocks of the island and seeing otters and baby birds made up for it!

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Stumbled across this gem of a spot. Beautiful views. Not much of a hike around but beautiful views to relax and see!

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

Super fun in the summer to go cliff jumping off about 30-40 feet! Totally cool spot as we even had a few sea lions hanging out with us in the water!

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

I loved this place! There were some awesome cliff jumping spots on the right side of the peninsula, and we spent all day hanging out in the sun. Only negative comment would be the number of people at the beach, but of course that's out of anyone's control - beautiful little getaway that is totally accessible from the city by transit :)

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

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