Prospect Point
Prospect Point is the highest lookout in Stanley Park, and overlooks Burrard Inlet. In the 1800s, it was known as Obervation Point.1
In 1888, the HBC steamship Beaver wrecked at the point, which prompted the construction of a signal station.2
  • 1. G. P. V. Akrigg and H. B. Akrigg, British Columbia Place Names (Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997), 217.
  • 2. Prospect Point, Vancouver Info Center.
Mentions of this place in the documents
Vessels in this document

Beaver, 1835-1888

Places in this document

Burrard Inlet

The Colonial Despatches Team. Prospect Point. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/prospect_point.html.

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