Whytecliff Park is located at the end of the 7000 block of Marine Drive just West of Horseshoe Bay. This beautiful corner of Howe Sound has a rugged coastline and spectacular views of colourful mountains and passing boats. The waters off the park became Canada’s first Salt Water Marine Protected Area in 1993 and are now famous for incredible underwater diving. You’ll also find a playground, picnic spots, a swimming beach, tennis courts in the 15+ hectare park. Don’t miss the observation pavilion where you can admire the stunning views.
- Underwater diving
- Tennis courts
- Swimming area
- Hiking/Walking trails
- Nature study/bird watching
- Two barbeques
- Two tennis courts
- One concession
- One kiosk
- One outdoor shower
- One picnic shelter
- 21 picnic tables
- Two washrooms
Whytecliff Park has ample upland trails winding through groves of arbutus, pine and Douglas fir. Visitors can see magnificent views of Howe Sound and the distant Tantalus Range. You can get to trails from the northwest corner of the gravel overflow parking lot, north of the main entrance to the park and east of Marine Drive.
Dogs are allowed off leash in the park in the trails on the east side of Marine Drive only.
As Whytecliff Park attracts more visitors, human impact starts to take its toll. In order to maintain this special place for future generations and local residents, we ask that you:
- Park in designated parking and overflow areas; don’t block residential and emergency access.
- Stay quiet in the park and the neighbourhood, especially at night.
- Don’t start campfires or use barbecues.
- Respect the park’s natural and cultural resources by leaving them as they are.
- Help keep the park clean by putting garbage in trash cans.
- Observe posted diving regulations.