Pachena Point Light, Vancouver Island

Pachena Point Lighthouse is named for a headland where high cliffs meet an often tempestuous sea. An anglicized version of a Nitinaht name, Pachena means “foam on the rocks” and represents both the character of the place and the First Nation Pacheedaht Tribe. The seas surrounding Pachena Point are littered with the wreckage of scores of ships that were trying to navigate the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Pachena Point and the west coast of Vancouver Island.