Georgina Point Heritage Park – Kamloops Trails

by Doug Smith

Georgina Point Heritage Park – Kamloops Trails

Doug Smith  January 15, 2022 at 9:00 am

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve has lands on most of the southern Gulf Islands, including Mayne Island.   We hiked and paddled Campbell Point, Georgeson Island, and the Belle Isle Chain.   We also visited Georgina Point Heritage Park on the northern tip of the Island. 

The old lighthouse and station on the point were built in 1885.   The lighthouse is no longer manned, but is a popular spot for visitors who can hike short trails and rocky headlands.    the point is at the entrance to Active Pass where the channel waters run quickly with the tides and seabirds congregate.   Orcas have been spotted, passing through the channel. 

Many seabirds were perched on the rocks, after feeding on low tide lunch materials.  

To the east,  Georgia Strait has open waters for 20 km to the mainland.  

We walked the grounds, scrambled along the rocks, and enjoyed the views from Georgina Point.  In the gallery, click an image for a larger view and caption.

 

 

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Doug Smith

Doug writes for Kamloops Trails, a not-for-profit (and ad free) website, offering information on trails, waterways, routes, featured spots, viewpoints, and explorations in the outdoors in the Kamloops area (and beyond).

Doug started exploring this area in 1976 and continues to follow tracks and routes wherever they lead, with the aid of map, compass, GPSr and camera. After many dead-ends, but also many discoveries, he chose to share this information.

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