Natural History Displays


The shorelines of the Park are home to marine organisms and are essential components of the forest ecosystem. Many animals such as river otters, snakes, ravens, gulls, bald eagles and more


The forest of Lighthouse Park is composed mostly of cone-bearing Western Hemlock trees, with an average age of 100 years. However, because the park's forest was never logged, many of the ..... read more


Spongy carpets of green mosses and sage-coloured lichens carry out the vital process of soil formation. This enables higher plants to grow on the Park's granite outcroppings. By holding moisture ..... read more


Lighthouse Park no longer supports the diversity or abundance of species that it did in the past. The Pacific chorus frog, nighthawk, cougar, black-tailed deer, Townsend's chipmunk, saw-whet and screech owls ..... read more


Lighthouse Park has the only substantial unspoilt transition of habitats and plant associations characteristic of two major biogeoclimatic zones on the Lower Mainland. Situated within the Coastal Western Hemlock zone ..... read more


Wetland ecosystems do best where water bathes plant roots year round, and soil oxygen levels are low. Urban development, changes in drainage patterns, and land conversion to other uses ..... read more