Race Rocks Lighthouse

Located appoximately one nautical mile from Rocky Point, the southern most tip of Vancouver Island, Race Rocks is the most southerly part of Canada on the Pacific Coast.

Since 1860 the lighthouse at Race Rocks has shone, without interruption. For many years it was manned by a succession of dedicated lightkeepers, who tended the light as a vital aid to navigation for ships transiting the Strait of Juan de Fuca, bound for the ports of Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle and the inside passage.

The lighthouse was eventually automated in 1997.

More details see RaceRocks.com

Race Rocks Lighthouse BC

 

 

Whales, tall ship wreck and oceanside vineyards

the Crowther Family Boating Journal: Our Alaska cruise pulled in to Vancouver just after 7:30 am and by 11:30 we met up with Dieter. Our flight back home to Australia left the next day. With Dieter’s planning advice it all went like clockwork. We flew in to Ganges from the Vancouver harbour on a float plane with Salt Spring Island Air where Dieter met us. After enjoying an excellent lunch on Salt Spring we headed south through the Gulf Islands and stopped at the Saturna Island Vineyards to sample their wines and bought a few bottles. This oceanside vineyard reminded us of those back home in southern Australia near Melbourne. We also saw a tall ship wrecked on a reef near there. We passed through the San Juans where we spent an hour or so watching a super pod of Orcas. A large male breached completely out of the water just a few hundred yards from the boat. This is an experience we will never forget and recommend to anyone who loves the ocean and wildlife. Dieter dropped us off in Victoria right next to the West Coast Air float plane docks at 5:30 pm. By 7:00 pm we were back in our hotel in Vancouver! What a perfect day. This was the icing on our perfect week to the west coast. Thank you "Birds of a Feather". Next time we’ll be back to stay at your B&B in Victoria.