Point Atkinson Lighthouse

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Point Atkinson Lighthouse
Lighthouse Lighthouse Park.JPG
The lighthouse is located to alert ships entering Burrard Inlet
LocationWest Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
ArchitectWilliam Anderson
Governing bodyDistrict of West Vancouver
WebsiteDistrict of West Vancouver: Lighthouse Park
DesignatedMay 18, 1974
Reference no.12768
Point Atkinson Lighthouse
Lighthouse Lighthouse Park.JPG
Point Atkinson Lighthouse is located in British Columbia
Point Atkinson Lighthouse
British Columbia
LocationStrait of Georgia
Burrard Inlet
West Vancouver
British Columbia
Coordinates49°19′49″N 123°15′53″W / 49.3304°N 123.2646°W / 49.3304; -123.2646Coordinates: 49°19′49″N 123°15′53″W / 49.3304°N 123.2646°W / 49.3304; -123.2646
Year first constructed1875 (first); 1912 (current)
Automated1996 Edit this on Wikidata
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapeoctagonal frustum six ribbed tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, red balcony and lantern
Tower height18 metres (59 ft)
Focal height33 metres (108 ft)
Range15 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl (2) W 5s.
Admiralty numberG5426
CHS numberCCG 0386
NGA number12972
ARLHS numberCAN-387
Managing agentWest Vancouver Lighthouse Park [1]
Heritagenational historic site of Canada, recognized federal heritage building of Canada Edit this on Wikidata

Point Atkinson Lighthouse was built in 1914 on granite boulders jutting out into Burrard Inlet in West Vancouver, Canada. The reinforced concrete structure replaces an earlier wood structure built in 1875. The concrete structure was considered at the time innovative in lighthouse design. It is now automated and still in use.[2]

The Point Atkinson Lighthouse may be reached by hiking the Valley Trail in Lighthouse Park.[3]


  • Edward Woodward 1874–1877
  • Robert G. Wellwood 1877–1880
  • Walter Erwin 1880–1910
  • Thomas David Grafton 1910–1933
  • Lawrence Walter Grafton 1933–1935
  • Ernest Charles Dawe 1935–1961
  • Gordon Odlum 1961–1976
  • James Barr 1976–1978
  • Oscar Edwards 1978–1980
  • Gerald D. Watson 1980–1996
  • Donald Graham 1980–1996[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of British Columbia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  2. ^ "Point Atkinson Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada". HistoricPlaces. Parks Canada. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.museevirtuel-virtualmuseum.ca/Search.do?R=VE_1426&lang=en&ex=on Point Atkinson Lighthouse - Maintaining the Light : West Vancouver Museum and Archives
  4. ^ Point Atkinson Lighthouse Lighrhouse Friends

External links[edit]

Lighthouse Park as seen from Altamont in the east