Whytecliff Park is a District of West Vancouver seaside park which borders Canada’s first salt-water Marine Protected Area. We will hike along the bluffs, beaches and forest trails with a side-trip out to Whyte Island to view points of natural history, geological and conservation interest. Some highlights will be views across Howe Sound, grand firs, old growth Douglas-firs, basking seals and precious plant relicts of “Gulf Island” habitat such as Alaska rein orchid and chocolate lilies.
Meet at the concession stand near the main parking area in Whytecliff Park at 10:00 am.
Duration: ~4 hours including lunch.
Trail conditions: The bluffs and island are rugged, rocky and slippery if wet. There is a short, moderately steep climb to the forested Panorama Ridge. Difficulty rating: A4 & B4.
Trip leaders: David Cook & Katharine Steig.
For those requiring transportation from Park Royal contact David at 604-924-0147 or email@example.com.