Date(s) - 25/Jun/2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The old-growth forest of Lighthouse Park
A joint event for Lighthouse Park Preservation Society and Nature Vancouver. Membership in these societies is not required.
Trip leader: David Cook
Registration required: Because of a need to limit the size of the group and because the event may be rescheduled due to weather, registration is required. Contact David at email@example.com to register.
Meeting time and location: 10:00 am at upper kiosk in the car park of Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver. For those travelling by bus use the 250 Horseshoe Bay bus and alight at the Marine Drive/Beacon Lane stop.
Duration: 3 to 4 hours.
Terrain and elevation gain: Rugged and rocky in places. 50 metres. Some steep sections.
Poles may be advisable for some.
Length of walk: A 1.5 kilometre circuit via Valley of the Giants Trail.
Nature Vancouver difficulty rating: B rating. See www.naturevancouver.ca for description of difficulty ratings.
Description of event: Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver is unique in the Vancouver region for having one of the last low elevation old-growth (original) stands of coastal rainforest. We will walk the trails through this rugged and beautiful park and observe the features that characterize an old-growth forest and see how work by the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society is reversing the degradation of the native ecosystem by exotic species and high use. We will also look at the smaller native plants of Lighthouse Park and you will hear little-known stories about their complex lives, anatomy and relationships. If you have a hand lens bring it, as some of the plants’ secrets are beyond the range of the human eye.