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Prospect Point

Found within the current bounds of Vancouver's Stanley Park, Prospect Point is not only the highest point in the park and a great viewpoint of the harbor, but a place of significant history. In the late 1800s, boats traveling into Burrard Inlet were forced to pass extremely close to Prospect Point, as uninhibited water from the Capilano River plowed into the harbor, carrying with it silt and rock. The mineral-heavy flow further out caused the waters to be less buoyant, but crossing so close to the cliffs of Prospect Point wasn't without its risks either. In 1888, a ship called the S.S. Beaver ran aground on the rocks. It was then that the decision was made to put a warning light on the point to help guide ships through the passage. Some 25 years later, a signal station was built on the point to relay information to ships entering the inlet and, in 1948, the current Prospect Point Lighthouse was erected.

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Hop-on hop-off tour door de stad Vancouver

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Maak met deze hop-on hop-off tour kennis met de bruisende stad Vancouver aan boord van een open bus. Met de optie van een sightseeingpas voor 48 of 24 uur kunt ...  Meer info

  • Locatie: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duur: 90 minuten
  • Taal: Engels
Van USD 31,57