A Walk Amongst The Giants

Lighthouse Park has long been a favourite of mine since moving to Vancouver back in 2015. A short 30 minute drive from the city and you can find yourself among giants. First Growth Douglas Fir giants to be exact. Some of these trees date to 500 years old. An incredible escape from the city with very little commitment.

Surrounded by old growth giants, you can take a variety of trails to get down to Point Atkinson’s Lighthouse. My friend Jo and I went exploring and gathered some great images on this rainy Vancouver day.

What I like most about Lighthouse Park is how peaceful and calming it can be. When you go during the off-season on a rainy weekday, you can easily have the place to yourself (besides the cougars of course). On this day, we only say 3 other people!

First - growth Trees

Canon 6D | Canon 24-105 f/4L | 24mm, 1/60 sec, f/4.0, ISO 1250

A Cabin in the Woods

Canon 6D | Canon 24-105 f/4L | 24mm, 1/60 sec, f/4.0, ISO 4000

Burrard Inlet

Canon 6D | Canon 24-105 f/4L | 24mm, 1/60 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100

Point Atkinson’s Lighthouse

Canon 6D | Canon 24-105 f/4L | 24mm, 1/100 sec, f/4.0, ISO 125

First - growth Trees - This first shot was taken directly upwards looking at these first-growth giants. They are the last of the first-growth trees in Vancouver and have been protected since 1881.

A Cabin in the Woods - We came across this picturesque little cabin on our way. I’d definitely live here. Would you?

Burrard Inlet - Lighthouse Park is the point where the Burrard Inlet and the Howe Sound meet. This shot was taken low down to the water capturing the typical overcast (and beautiful) look of Vancouver.

Point Atkinson’s Lighthouse - Built in 1914 and still in use to this day.

Thanks for reading!

- Marley