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What is the best way to see the lighthouse in Vancouver?

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What is the best way to see the lighthouse in Vancouver?

I know there is Lighthouse Park. But I've read that the view of the lighthouse is obstructed by trees and the walk to get close to it is a bit treacherous for seniors. Is there a ferry, etc. that gets close to it? We'll be in Vancouver March 9-11. Thank you.

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1. Re: What is the best way to see the lighthouse in Vancouver?

Take the #250 bus to the park and a short walk takes you to the lighthouse which is not surrounded by trees- plus there's nothing treacherous about the path at all.

westvancouver.ca/transportation-roads/blue-b…

http://www.lighthousepark.ca/

vancouvertrails.com/trails/lighthouse-park/

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2. Re: What is the best way to see the lighthouse in Vancouver?

So it's not too slippery or steep for 70yr olds? Thanks

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3. Re: What is the best way to see the lighthouse in Vancouver?

The only way to see the Lighthouse from the water would be to rent a water taxi, otherwise, you walk the beautiful forested trails of Lighthouse Park. From the bus stop in West Vancouver, you have to walk down Beacon Lane. Google Streetview only goes as far as the parking lot:

http://goo.gl/maps/9gIJz

After that, we have to rely on You Tube to show you the trails and the lighthouse:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4Gt6gJWzeg

Lighthouse Park is the first one visited in this tourism video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWF0g8y-a8Q

This seems to be the only other video I can locate that shows someone actually walking on the trail.

Enjoy!

Edited: 01 March 2014, 16:43
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4. Re: What is the best way to see the lighthouse in Vancouver?

Good info from Sam and path not too slippery. There is no ferry but you could take a water taxi for an hour and take a picnic basket for a floating lunch and a water view of the lighthouse and some waterfront homes. Sea could be lumpy though.

Edited: 01 March 2014, 16:47
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5. Re: What is the best way to see the lighthouse in Vancouver?

I was typing at the same time about the water taxi. The first part of this video shows a bit of Lighthouse Park; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4Gt6gJWzeg

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6. Re: What is the best way to see the lighthouse in Vancouver?

If one really needs a close up view from the water then rentals are available from Sewell's Marina in nearby Horseshoe Bay-the surrounding waters are gorgeous for boating as well.

http://www.sewellsmarina.com/

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7. Re: What is the best way to see the lighthouse in Vancouver?

Thank you all for your help. Now if we could just control the weather. The Park looks beautiful. I hope we get to see it. Thanks again.

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