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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Whiffin Spit Lighthouse, Sooke, British Columbia

The Whiffin Spit Lighthouse sits at the end of a 1.5 km spit of land that protects the entrance to Sooke Harbour Inlet. There has been a light at this location since @ 1906, but the date of the current structure is not known.  The spit is named after a crew member on the Royal Navy vessel 'Herald' that surveyed Sooke Harbour in 1846. The spit, which is a popular place for walks, protects the harbour from breakers coming in from the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  This light is an active beacon atop a 21 foot tall cylindrical tower. The site also has a fog signal and a weather station.  Photos were taken in May 2014.


  1. I always enjoy seeing photos from your latest lighthouse adventures.

    1. Thanks so much. It is always fun exploring them as you well know. Cheers.