Victoria BC Tourist Attractions
A National Historic Site
The first lighthouse on Canada’s west coast is still in operation! There hasn’t been a keeper here since the light was automated in 1929, but every year many thousands of visitors step inside a real l9th century light, and capture some of the feeling of ships wrecked and lives saved.
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.
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.
In 1886 the island’s first lighthouse was built on Pandora Hill, which is the highest point on the island.
The original Active Pass Lighthouse was installed on Georgina Point, Mayne Island in 1885. It’s modern day, concrete tower incarntion, was built in 1969.