Trial Island Lighthouse

The Lighthouse on Trial Island at the entrance to Victoria Harbour was constructed in 1906.
The long, narrow island is separated from the shore at the end of Marine Drive by only a short distance. The lighthouse can be viewed in the distance from the shore.

When British naval vessels were refitted at Esquimalt Harbour they were sailed to an island just off of Oak Bay and then sailed back, completing a trial run. Thus the island was eventually given the name ’Trial Island’. Enterprise Channel is the narrow (300 feet) body of water that lies between Oak Bay and Trial Island that is known to be treacherous because it has strong tide races.

Trial Island Lighthouse BC

The whales were awesome

What a great place to stay. Dieter gave us a wonderful trip through the islands and the whales were awesome. We really enjoyed our day trip on the ocean. Thanks Dieter. Annette the breakfasts were great. Thank you both for a great stay.