Aerial view of downtown Vancouver and Burrard Inlet

(Hubert Kang photo)


Climbing & Caving

Rock climbing (Don Weixl photo)

Rock climbing (Don Weixl photo)

It's no secret that Vancouver is a great hub for some of the best rock climbing in the region at Whistler, Squamish, the Stawamus Chief, the Tantalus Range, but few visitors know that the city boasts its own piece of climbing heaven.

Scenic Climbs at Lighthouse Park

Located in the suburb of West Vancouver, less than half an hour's drive from downtown, Lighthouse Park is home to gorgeous oceanfront cliffs and some pretty good bouldering, too.

If the idea of top-roping with the Pacific Ocean at your back sounds appealing, follow trails from the parking lot through old growth forest to Juniper Point. A temperate coastal climate means snow rarely falls at lower elevations, and some climbers frequent Lighthouse Park year round.

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