Whyte Lake Park

At 124 hectares, Whyte Lake Park is the largest park in West Vancouver. It features trails, a lake, wetlands, creeks and stands of old-growth forest. The park connects Nelson Canyon Park to Cypress Provincial Park, creating a large contiguous area of parkland.

Dogs In Whyte Lake Park

Dogs must remain on-leash in this ecologically sensitive area. Check out Dogs in Parks for more information, including off-leash parks in West Vancouver, licensing and more.

Things to Do in the Park


Whyte Lake Trail is a moderate, 2-hour hike


Walk through stands of old growth cedar and fir trees


Sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings


The park is accessed by Whyte Lake Trail, from Westport Road just south of the Upper Levels Highway at Nelson Canyon. The trail follows the Trans Canada Trail route, diverges westward through old-growth trees, follows Whyte Creek and ends at Whyte Lake.

Trail Map



Current Fire Danger Rating

The current fire danger rating is LOW.

Closures: none at this time

Note: As of September 21, the barbecue ban has been lifted in North Shore parks and beaches. Barbecues are permanently banned at Lighthouse Park

Summer Fire Safety

Picnic Guidelines

BC Wildfire

Updated: September 21, 2017


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In the news

In 2014, Council dedicated Whyte Lake Trail and Whyte Lake as a park.

Media Release

Vancouver Courier Article