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History & Scenery Collide

One of the real beauty spots of West Vancouver--heck, the whole Vancouver metro area--Lighthouse Park offers a tranquil respite from the city tempo at the gateway of the Burrard Inlet. Its centerpiece is the vintage lighthouse topping the rocky little headland of Point Atkinson; erected in 1912, the beacon's a National Historic Site.

But the park's appeal goes beyond the lighthouse itself. For one thing, the Point Atkinson views southward to Vancouver and westward out to Vancouver Island are lovely. And then there are the trails winding through the local forest, which includes some of the last old-growth stands on the North Shore. Come fall under Lighthouse Park's spell--it's not hard!

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