Point Atkinson, Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

49° 20′ N 123° 15′ W

“In 1792, Captain George Vancouver charted and named the land where Lighthouse Park sits. He called the promontory Point Atkinson and it soon became a useful resource in the growing colonial activity.  Point Atkinson served as the site of one of Canada’s first manned lightstations in 1874 and the original building was later replaced in 1912 with the building now preserved on the site. The lighthouse is a municipal landmark and can be seen from several viewpoints in the park.

Late in the 19th century, the Government of Canada set aside 75 hectares as a lighthouse reserve, which has now become the park we enjoy. The park is maintained by the Municipality, which leases it from the Department of National Defence. Old military buildings can be found near the lighthouse, remnants of the site’s military importance during World War II.” –  Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

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