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Address: East Point Light Station | Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, British Columbia, Canada

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East Point is one of the most magical places on earth. Birds, plants, orcas, local museum oh and seals otters and the very loud sea lions

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SusieWS
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Victoria,
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Victoria,
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

East Point is one of the most magical places on earth. Birds, plants, orcas, local museum oh and seals otters and the very loud sea lions

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

An amazing spot to watch the whales and take short hikes. Lots of seals and shorebirds the days we visited but unfortunately no whale sightings, Views are gorgeous and the nature center is interesting with informative docents. Short drive from town and well worth it.

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Thank Jerry W
Anchorage, Alaska
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197 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a lovely/scenic park/area. It's an easy walk to the shoreline. We did not see whales, but lots of birds and dolphins.

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Thank sdpryde
Vancouver
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Great place to sit on the rocks or on a bench and watch the sea go by. We saw seals, sea lions, porpoises and were even lucky enough to see a pod of whales swim by one day. It's a great place to spend a few hours, have a picnic and just relax. In the evening, a herd of deer... More 

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Thank Roamer73
Vancouver
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77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A really lovely spot to explore, or just sit and enjoy the beauty. Sadly, no whales for us when we visited.

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Thank cathaleen
Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to visit and take in the scenery if you visit Saturna. It's a very reasonable hike/walk and beginner status. The view is amazing and if you get lucky... Really Really luck and see Killer Whales , well you better pinch yourself.

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Thank gregkeith
Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

So peaceful and beautiful Went and checked out the area and hoping to see some Orcas but we were out of luck maybe next time. Be careful of getting down to the rocks. Will definably will be going again with a picnic lunch .

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Thank Sharon R
Canada
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875 reviews
385 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

It is about a 25 minute drive from the ferry terminal on south point road. Great views of the ocean along the drive and we saw lots of deer along the road. The point has amazing views of the islands and mount baker. There is a small visitors centre with a small museum. Beautiful place

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Thank haileythegolden
Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Hi spent a great afternoon at East Pint National Park, it is very beautiful. The highlight for us was sitting on the cliffs watching a very large group of porpoises feeding in the waters right below us. A wonderful sight to see

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Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Willowy grasses waving in the wind, deer wandering through the park, sea lions and harbour seals following us along the shore, birds dipping and diving and dancing in the sky.....

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