Back to Caulfeild Route


The Caulfeild (1) Walk begins at the stairs leading down towards the water from the gravel parking lot where Dogwood Lane becomes Pilot House Road, just south of Piccadilly South Road.

Walk down the stairs, keeping to your left cross the footbridge over the creek. Continue along the path, past the public outhouses. You will cross another bridge, from here you can view the ships anchored in English Bay, the University of British Columbia, False Creek, Lions Gate Bridge (2), Burrard Inlet and the City of Vancouver.

Continue along the path until you see two sets of stairs. The stairs to the right go down to the beach and the stairs to the left go up to a look out area (3).

From the lookout, follow the path up to to Piccadilly South Road. Walk along the sidewalk, heading back towards Caulfeild. On your left you will find Greystones (4), at 4670 Piccadilly South�a sprawling, eclectic home built in 1927. Across the street on your right, at 4699 Piccadilly South, you will see Caulfeild Cottage (5). This home has been renovated, but the basic outline of Caulfeild's second home is still visible.

Continue along Piccadilly South Road, and turn left at Dogwood Lane. Continue down Dogwood Lane until it turns into Pilot House Road, past the parking lot. On your right you will find the McDonald House (6), 4719 Pilot House Road, built in 1932. Turn left down the Pilot House Road to find the giant ship anchor on the left-hand side. The anchor is welded to Caulfeild Rock (7), a memorial to Francis William Caulfeild. The park and the winding streets of Caulfeild are a tribute to this early pioneer, who donated much of his land for public use.

Continue along the Pilot House Road to Caulfeild Cove (8), where you will see the red Municipal Dock. The pilot boats that guided the sailing ships into Vancouver harbour were originally moored here. Continue up the hill to the village green, used by the community for leisure and social activities since the early 1900�s. Directly ahead is St. Francis-in-the-Wood (9), designed by local architect H.A. Stone in 1927. Note the traditional lychgate as you cross under and up the stairs to enter the church. Quietly enjoy a moment of peaceful solitude while looking at the church�s stained-glass windows.

Exit the church, turn left, and head up Piccadilly South. The imposing Cameron House (10), at 4732 Piccadilly South, was built in 1916.

Follow Piccadilly South back to Dogwood Lane. Head south on Dogwood Lane until you arrive at the parking lot and the trailhead of Caulfeild park, where the walk began.

Lighthouse Park is located near the Caulfeild area and contains an extensive trail system. However, Lighthouse Park is best accessed a few blocks to the west from the Lighthouse Park parking lot. The park entrance is accessed from Marine Drive.