Looking for Lighthouses: Vancouver

Our first round of lighthouses was in the state of Washington, but after crossing the Canadian border, we continued our lighthouse quest by visiting three sites in the Vancouver vicinity.

Vancouver’s Stanley Park is home to two lighthouses. The first, Brockton Point is located on Burrard Inlet just two miles into the paved bike path that follows the perimeter of the park.

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Stanley Park’s second lighthouse is another two and a half miles down the bicycle path at Prospect Point.

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The third lighthouse we visited was a short drive from Stanley Park in West Vancouver. Here we found Point Atkinson Lighthouse in Lighthouse Park nestled among acres of first-growth Douglas firs. The Beacon Trail was an easy hike to a bluff overlooking the lighthouse and coastline. And after a few pictures, a hike through the park on one the the trails was a perfect way to end the day.

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With over four dozen lighthouses in British Columbia, we barely scratched the surface, but these three combined with those in Washington, makes six. We’re well on our way to visiting 15 lighthouses before the end of the year.

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