We NEEDED to get out of the house. That feeling you get where you are just antsy, and need to go out, do something, move. That was us the other day. I remembered Lighthouse Park, a friend of mine had suggested it to us recently, that is out in West Vancouver. We lugged ourselves out of bed, and loaded up into the car. We had two bridges, and a tunnel to travel in order to get to our destination, oh and a really zig zaggy sort of route to the park entrance.
Oh but was the drive out there ever worth it! The scenery along the way was a sight to behold. We have had the most incredible winter weather, sure it has been a bit cold out, but the sun. Oh the sun. It has been out in full force, and we have been soaking up all the vitamin D we can by heading outside. Lighthouse Park did not disappoint us, the weather was perfect for this outing.
The parking lot only had a couple other vehicles so we were able to get a spot near to the entrance of the path. We weren’t really sure of our route but just started walking. The path is half paved, half dirt. There are lots of route markers along the way. Our goal was to try and see the lighthouse. Along the way we were reminded that “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey there” by a gentleman who passed us as Evie was taking her time walking behind us. Soon she saw another group walking a dog and picked up her pace.
We came across a few buildings in the park; yes there are functioning washrooms not just outhouses here! We were not entirely sure which way we needed to go so we just wandered around and ended up on top of some rocks with an incredible view down to the lighthouse and of the water. Really we just wandered the whole time, sure it probably would have been smart to have grabbed a map and not wandered aimlessly, but we were just out to have fun as a family. We eventually ended up down by the water. Jason carried Evie down the rocks, and the little path way the took us down there. There were a couple stair cases made to to help you down there too. At one point Jason carried Evie down a large rock, across some logs, and back up another rock so that he could get to the farthest out point. I still don’t know how he managed that, but he is more surefooted than I am. Hello, klutz over here.
This park is absolutely spectacular with wonderful views. Several friends commented on how it is one of their favourite parks after they found out we went out there. We have added this park to our list of places we want to go back to, and soon. Next time we are packing a lunch, and bringing the baby carrier so that we can do more, and stay longer. If you are looking for something to do this weekend, and are in the area, or are willing to go for a little drive, go here! You will not be disappointed, especially if this wonderful winter weather continues.
Have you ever been out to Lighthouse Park?