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Brockton Point is the northeast part of Stanley Park. It borders Burrard Inlet to the north and Coal Harbour to the south. It is home to a number of popular attractions such at the Totem Poles, Nine O'Clock Gun, and Brockton Point Lighthouse. It is also home to sporting facilities such as the Brockton Oval and Brockton Playing Fields. The Stanley Park Drive runs all the way around the edge of Brockton Point giving spectacular views of Coal Harbour, downtown Vancouver, Burrard Inlet, and North Vancouver.
It was announced in April 2022 that the flag poles in front of the Brockton Point Lighthouse will permanently fly the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh flags. These were the indigenous peoples that lived in the area.
There is a large First Nations themed gift shop, Legends of the Moon Gift Shop at Brockton Point where you can get gifts, drinks, and snacks. There are also Washrooms here.
In 2018, the Skookum music, food, and art festival took place on the Brockton Playing Fields at Brockton Point.
Brockton Point had been inhabited by the First Nations for thousands of years. There were still people living at Brockton Point up until the 1950s. Brockton Point was named after Francis Brockton who was the ship engineer on the HMS Plumber which "discovered" Coal Harbour in 1859. Edward Stamp attempted to set up the first sawmill in Burrard Inlet here prior to 1865, but because of the currents decided to move the sawmill to what is now Gastown which led to the formation of Vancouver a few years later!
A number of the most popular attractions of Stanley Park are located at Brockton Point. The most popular attraction is the Totem Poles. Also, located at Brockton Point are the Susan Point Welcome Gateways, Portugese Joe Statue, Harry Jerome Statue, H.M.S. Egeria plaque, Nine O'Clock Gun, Port of Vancouver Lookout, Pioneers Cemetery, Brockton Point Lighthouse, Chehalis Cross Memorial, King Edward VII oak tree, and Captain Edward Stamp plaque.
The Brockton Oval which is used primarily for Rugby and the Brockton Playing Fields which are used primarily for Cricket are located at Brockton Point. The Brockton Pavilion is the clubhouse for the local Rugby and Cricket clubs. There is also a baseball diamond on the Brockton Playing Fields. The Brockton Playing fields were the City of Vancouver's first playing fields!
Brockton Point is located in the northeast part of Stanley Park. The point separates Coal Harbour and Burrard Inlet.
By Car: To get to Brockton Point in Stanley Park by driving you must enter Stanley Park from the Georgia Street entrance to Stanley Park. Take the 1st right in the traffic circle onto Stanley Park Drive. Continue driving for about 3-5 minutes and you will be at Brockton Point. You will know where you are at Brockton Point because it opens up with large green fields on your left. Stanley Park Drive continues all around the edge of Brockton Point.
By Walking/Bicycling: Starting at the Vancouver Rowing Club walk east along the Stanley Park Seawall for about 15 minutes(walking)/10 minutes(bicycle) until you reach Brockton Point.
By Bus: Starting at the Stanley Park Bus Loop walk east past the Vancouver Aquarium. There are a couple of trails behind the aquarium that go directly to Brockton Point. Alternatively, from the Bus Loop walk either north or south until you reach the Stanley Park Seawall then walk east until you reach Brockton Point.
There are a number of parking lots at Brockton Point. There is a parking lot at the Totem Poles, Brockton Point Lighthouse, and at the Brockton Oval. For more information about parking and prices, read this: Parking in Stanley Park
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