Cape Scott Light and Provincial Park, Vancouver Island

Cape Scott is a promontory about 500 feet (150 m) high at the extreme northwestern point of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The promontory was discovered and named in 1786 by James Strange who led a fur trading expedition to the western shore of Vancouver Island using two vessels: the Captain Cook under command of Henry Lawrie and the Experiment captained by John Guise. The headland is now part of the Cape Scott Provincial Park first established in 1973. Lanz and Cox Islands Provincial Park, that includes a marine reserve, is offshore and to the northwest of Cape Scott. The park is known for its remoteness, old growth forest, and sandy beaches. The terrain is rugged and the area is known for its heavy rain and violent storms. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Cape Scott.