When Captain George Vancouver sailed past a rocky peninsula at the entrance to the Burrard Inlet in 1792 , he named the site Point Atkinson. Almost 100 years later, in 1874, the first lighthouse was built on that point.
We decided that it was high time to go explore the park for ourselves...65 hectares of forested land with numerous beautiful trails spread throughout.
We were literally scaling down the rock....huge rocks!
And there it was...as magnificent from the land as it is from the water. This hexagonal concrete tower was built in 1912.
We made it!!
Of course I always have to try out the path less traveled so I climbed down to the East Beach for a view of Stanley Park and the Lions Gate Bridge.
As we walked away we looked back.....one last look!
Walking back we first checked out the trail that led to the West Beach with it's view of Howe Sound.
When we got back to the car we had to take a picture to document all the trails that we had walked, a huge loop starting from the red dot at the parking lot! Looking for a great day trip...check it out!