Sheringham Point Lighthouse – Canadian Lighthouse Heritage Site

Shirley, British Columbia
1 Sheringham Point Rd, Shirley, BC V9Z 1G8
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9am to 8 pm (Summer) 9 am to 4 pm (Winter)


Sheringham Point Lighthouse is located in Shirley, British Columbia, Canada, on the South Coast of Vancouver Island.  Built in 1912, the Lighthouse overlooks an exposed section of the Juan de Fuca Strait.  Pounded by westerlies in the summer and easterlies in the winter, this part of the coast has witnessed more than its share of shipwrecks over the years, particularly during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The area became known as the “Graveyard of the Pacific”.  In response to the ongoing tragedies, Sheringham Point Lighthouse and a number of other light stations were constructed.  Also, to assist shipwrecked mariners who were able to make it to shore,  “life-saving” trails along the coast were established.  Now known as the West Coast Trail and the Juan de Fuca Trail, these trails are visited and hiked every year by thousands of people from all over the world.


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1 Sheringham Point Rd, Shirley, BC V9Z 1G8
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