Lonely Planet review for Lighthouse Park
Some of the region's oldest and most spectacular trees live within this accessible 75-hectare park, including a rare stand of original coastal forest and plenty of those gnarly, copper-trunked arbutus trees. It's ideal for a romantic picnic, and you'll find plenty of doe-eyed couples hogging the grass here. About 13km of hiking trails crisscross the area, including a recommended trek that leads to the rocky perch of the Point Atkinson Lighthouse, where you'll come across some shimmering, camera-worthy views over Burrard Inlet and the nearby tree-covered islands. If you're driving from downtown, turn left on Marine Dr after crossing the Lions Gate Bridge to reach the park.