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Brockton Point Lighthouse

Brockton Point Lighthouse is one of the best places in Stanley Park to take stunning pictures.

From here you have a magnificent view of Burrard Inlet and you can also see the Lions Gate Bridge that takes you over to the North Shore.

Brockton Point Stanley Park Lighthouse Vancouver

This is also a prime spot to see the cruise ships heading to and from the Cruise Ship Terminal on the Alaskan cruise route and see the freighters coming to unload cars and other cargo and then reload with wheat, coal and sulphur to take to the Asia-Pacific market.

Across the way from Brockton Point Lighthouse youíll see bright yellow piles of sulphur and sometimes youíll see black piles and thatís coal.

The first Brockton Point Lighthouse here at Brockton Point was originally built in 1890 to help ships navigate Burrard Inlet

Not far from the lighthouse is the nine oíclock gun. It used to be fired at 6:00pm by the lighthouse keeper to warn fishermen that fishing was now closed but later became a customary signal to the general public that it was 9:00pm.

The nine oíclock gun is electronically fired now and if youíre standing nearby thereís usually a few lights to warn you that itís about to go off. Though it still catches the occasional tourist by surprise which can be an interesting spectacle on its own! you can hear them scream with surprise all the way from Brockton Point. (about 300 meters away!)

Also near by is the burial ground of the Indian Princess Pauline Johnson. She is the only person to be buried in Stanley Park.

Johnson is the one who gave Lost Lagoon itís name. She named it because at one time before the causeway that divides Stanley Park was built, the tide would come in from Coal Harbour and fill the lake and when the tide went out again the lake would be lost.

Vancouver's Stanley Park Attractions:

Brockton Oval
Coal Harbour
Empress of Japan
General Tips
Girl in Wet Suit
Free Shuttle Bus
Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
Lawn Bowling
Lumbermenís Arch
Hollow Tree
Lost Lagoon
Miniature Railway
Prospect Point
Restaurants in Stanley Park
Totem Poles
Rose Garden
Walking the Seawall
Water park and Playground

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