One of Vancouver’s hidden treasures are the cliffs at Lions Bay in West Vancouver, a popular spot for thrill-seekers and adventurers.
How to Get Here
Well, technically getting here isn’t publicly possible, but if you’re careful, follow these directions and you should be okay. Park your car at Tidewater Way in West Vancouver just above Kelvin Grove Beach Park for free, then turn left and walk along the train tracks for about 5-10 minutes. Walk carefully along the wooden planks, and keep your ears peeled for approaching trains, as this is an active line.
You will come across an obvious trail on the right-hand side of the tracks which you follow down a dirt path covered with roots which are useful given that it’s a fairly steep scramble. Cliffs will greet you once you arrive, and you will see the big rope swing hanging in the trees. If you’re here on a sunny day, this place is bound to be packed.
Then, there’s nothing more to do than jump in! Cliffs vary in height from 10-feet to 60-feet. Please be careful of the rocks below and make sure you jump well clear of the cliff’s edge.
What to Bring
- Sunscreen (and re-apply after you’ve jumped in!)
- Floaties are great for lounging around in the bay
- A picnic – but please remember to pack-in and pack-out
- Your camera to capture epic cliff-dives and rope-swing launches!
- A towel
*Including photos by Sam