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If you are heading west on the quiet stretch of Marine Drive, turn right at an unobtrusive lane called the Beacon Lane and enter into one of Vancuver's most sanctified wilderness park. Lighthouse Park is approximately 75 hectares (185 acres) of virgin forest. It extends into Burrard Inlet and to the lighthouse at Point Atkinson.

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(Lighthouse Park) This is the city's last remaining stand of first-growth Douglas fir trees. The western hemlock and western red cedar complete the canopy of the rainforest, soaked up by more than 126cm of rain each year. A magnificent array of ferns, berries and mushrooms thrive in the cool dampness of the forest floor.

Lighthouse Park was originally set aside in 1881 as a lighthouse reserve which is not only credited with saving lives out in the ocean but also saving the ancient trees that surround the land. Tours are given regularly on summer days.

Lighthouse Park South of Hwy 1/99 via Caulfeild West Vancouver

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