Important Visitor Information

With three beautiful beaches along the Howe Sound, the Village of Lions Bay has a beach for just about everyone. Beachgoers are reminded to be considerate of local residents and obey all related beach and parking regulations.Village bylaws are strictly enforced, particularly in relation to parking. Non-compliance is likely to result in ticketing or towing, or both.

Important Information for Park Users:

  • All parks close at 10 p.m. every day of the week
  • Smoking is not permitted in any Village parks and beaches nor on any Village trailways
  • Open fires are not permitted in any Village parks or beaches
  • Open liquor is not permitted in any Village parks or beaches
  • Loud music and/or offensive language is a violation of the Village’s noise bylaw

Parking is limited - use TransLink instead:

Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation to visit Lions Bay's parks. All three beach parks are a short walk away from bus stops on the following TransLink transit routes: 

262: Lions Bay / Caulfeild
259: Lions Bay / Horseshoe Bay

Facts About Cliff Jumping and Kayaking

Q: I’ve seen a YouTube video of the Lions Bay Kayak Slide – how much does a permit cost to use it?

A: The Village does not endorse or condone this activity in any way. The Village’s drainage ditches are located on private Provincial property, overseen by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Furthermore, accessing the drainage ditches constitutes trespassing; violators may be subject to associated fines, penalties and/or prosecution.

Q: I’ve heard there is good cliff jumping in Lions Bay. Is this true?

A: While there are several websites on the internet drawing attention to cliff jumping in Lions Bay, the CN Rail tracks noted as an access point are private property, policed by the CN Rail Police Force. Trespassers may be subject to associated fines, penalties and/or prosecution.