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Point Atkinson Vancouver

October 19, 2012 by  

Point Atkinson Vancouver, Of all the numerous parks in the Lower Mainland Lighthouse Park could be considered the most spiritual. The park contains the last stand of old growth forest in the area.

Standing amongst these quiet giants and looking straight up to see their tops it is easy to be open to nature’s many blessings and to wish their continuity. It becomes understandable why so many individuals have devoted their lives to preserve what’s left of these survivors.

It is easily accessible off Marine Drive via Beacon Lane in West Vancouver just east of Eagle Harbour. Lots of trails wind their way around the park with several challenging changes in elevation. Small picnic areas are scattered amongst the big trees. Several rocky outcroppings present wonderful vistas of the area, Vancouver and Vancouver Island. There are public facilities available. Along the forest floor it remains cool even on hot days, very welcome considering the exertion required on some of the trails.

Information relating to the Point Atkinson Lighthouse, now automated, is available at the entrance to the park and on plaques close to viewpoints of this very attractive structure.

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