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West Vancouver - Attractions and Places of Interest
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On a clear day, few skylines can compete with the one composed of the Shores' six peaks - Black, Strachan, Hollyburn, Grouse, Fromme, and Seymour Mountains. After a rainstorm, the brilliant black-green hue of the North Shore shines with freshness. Lighthouse Park, which contains Canada's oldest manned lighthouse,it contains the largest uncut, coastal-elevation trees in the Lower Mainland. And what a beautiful environment in which to view them. Waves crash against an outcropping of granite as the ocean breeze whistles through the boughs above. All this within a 10-minute walk of the parking lot. The trees are so large and, in places, poised at such precarious angles to each other that one walks past them with bated breath. Photographic opportunities are plentiful here with locations such as Horseshoe Bay Park which is also a popular place to enjoy a stroll along the gravel beach. From here you can access BC Ferries terminals to Vancouver Island, 20 minutes to Bowen Island, The Sunshine Coast plus other destinations.

Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the biggest attractsion in British Columbia, a true west coast rainforest offering scenic walks as well as the famous treetops adventure. You can visit the first nations cultural centre, enjoy totem park or simply relax at one of the food and beverage outlets.

Cypress Provincial Park is located in the North Shore mountains above West Vancouver, British Columbia, and extends beyond the Lions to Deeks Lake. bearThe park's 2100 hectare southern section contains the most easily accessible Mountain Hemlock Zone old-growth forests and subalpine wetlands in the Lower Mainland. Recreational opportunities include hiking, wildlife viewing and nature study opportunities are full supported by a natural wildlife cast including deer, cougar and bears. Snowshoeing, snowboarding, and all forms of skiing are available at Cypress Mountain.

Ambleside Park is the perfect place to go to and relax and watch the city and the world go by. It’s also a spot to take the best pictures of the city. Centennial Seawalk is a popular location, for scenic walks and observation points. Beaches are plentiful in West Vancouver and are popular locations for getting away from the busy city environment and enjoying the fresh ocean air.

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