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Race Rocks

Lighthouse and Ecological Reserve
DISCOVER

LIGHTING THE WAY SINCE 1860

The second oldest lighthouse on the Canadian West Coast has been witness to over a century and a half of history, however the island and the waters have been an integral component of First Nations life since 500 AD.

WELCOME TO THE WILD LIFE

Race Rocks is not only a lighthouse station, but also an Ecological Reserve that is home to countless species of wildlife and ocean life, including sea lions, elephant seals, bald eagles and orcas!

LIVE WEBCAMS

There are 2 live cameras on the island that you can control yourself and see what the animals are up to right now.

THE ECOGUARDIAN'S BLOG

Wonder what it’s like to be the only human residents at Race Rocks? Our Ecoguardians post regular updates from the station!
Ecological Reserve Map


Planning to go around Race Rocks in a boat, or organizing a fishing trip in the area? Make sure to familiarize yourself with the ecological reserve perimeter, regulations and fishing guidelines. Click to see a comprehensive map of the area.

Ecological Reserve Map


Pearson College UWC has been the Ecological Guardian of Race Rocks since 1997. The biodiversity and unique location make it the perfect hands-on classroom for Pearson’s Marine Science students as well. Watch this video to learn more about Pearson College UWC and Race Rocks.

Ecological Reserve Map


The lighthouse island is not open to visitors to reduce any human disturbance on the ecosystem, and to help protect the mammals and birds that use this area as a resting and nesting spot.

© Pearson College UWC 2018
Race Rocks is a BC Parks protected Ecological Reserve