Point Atkinson Lighthouse

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Point Atkinson Lighthouse
Lighthouse Lighthouse Park.JPG
The lighthouse is located to alert ships entering Burrard Inlet
Location West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Built 1912
Architect William Anderson
Governing body District of West Vancouver
Website District of West Vancouver: Lighthouse Park
Designated May 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
Location Strait of Georgia
Burrard Inlet
West Vancouver
British Columbia
Coordinates 49°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 constructed 1875 (first); 1912 (current)
Automated 1996 Edit this on Wikidata
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape octagonal frustum six ribbed tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red balcony and lantern
Height 18 metres (59 ft)
Focal height 33 metres (108 ft)
Range 15 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
Characteristic Fl (2) W 5s.
Admiralty number G5426
CHS number CCG 0386
NGA number 12972
ARLHS number CAN-387
Managing agent West Vancouver Lighthouse Park [1]
Heritage National Historic Sites 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