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This is the lighthouse at Race Rocks, a group of rocks and reefs which lie just off the coast of western Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, and is the only rock-built lighthouse in British Columbia. It was first lit December 26, 1860, and has served uninterrupted to today. The area around it is now an Ecological Reserve for B.C.Parks,administered by the Lester B.Pearson College of the Pacific. In the background are the Olympic Mountains in Washington State, across the waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

May 2011
Fuji S100FS camera , 400mm.

Featured in Lighthouses and Ocean Structures

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lighthouse, light station, tower, race rocks, reefs, shoals, vancouver island, british columbia, canada, pacific ocean, olympic mountains, ecological reserve, b c parks, george cousins

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  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 2 years ago

    What a beautiful shot, George, and a most interesting history to go with it! Definitely worth a “view large”!

  • Thanks Mike..I’ve been all around the rocks in my boat, great fishing out there, and never took a shot..lol! So I had to settle for this one from a headland on the coast. Squeezed the lens to the max..!

    – George Cousins

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot, George…. I know it well! :)

  • Many thanks Wendi..I’m curious why you know it so well? Not your usual tourist destination..lol!

    – George Cousins

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    NatureGreeting...over 2 years ago

    So very beautiful!!! ~ < ( ;o)~ My best, Carolyn

  • Hi Carolyn, many thanks my friend, glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • Many thanks Lorilee, glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Leon Heyns
    Leon Heynsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful backdrop to this lighthouse, thanks for sharing the info.

  • Many thanks Leon, much appreciated. Just read your website, you’ve got it made, I would say..lol! Been to the BVI years ago, lovely place!

    – George Cousins

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