Offering amazing westerly views, Ferguson Point in Stanley Park is a great lookout point, paying homage to its past use as a defence fort during the Second World War as well as offering views of the harbour and the cargo ships within it.
Ferguson Point in Stanley Park is a large grassy area with stunning English Bay views on the western edge of the park above the seawall.
With a 180 degree view from Kitsilano and adjoining Point Grey, west toward Vancouver Island and West Vancouver, this lookout is a sought out area to view spectacular sunsets and to look over the bay filled in the summer months with small sailboats weaving through the water along the Goliath shipping vessels anchored off shore. As well, powerboats, kayakers and swimmers also can be spotted from Ferguson Point.
The seawall below navigates its way along Stanley Park, cradling Third Beach along its most westerly shores.
Its importance to Vancouver's protection was the roots of its placement on this strategic point on Stanley Park. Its amazing view and visibility helped ensure Vancouver's harbour was safe from attacks, both by ship and submarine, during the Second World War when Ferguson Point was made a lookout. Remnants of its past use are seen by the mostly disassembled artillery structure and the old Mess Hall (soldier's cafeteria) which was later converted after the War to what is now the Teahouse. A Plaque and small stone wall are inscribed with the historic importance of the site as a military installation protecting Canada's western shipping port.
Nearby in a wooded glade, the E. Pauline Johnson Cairn with its small stone fountain and etched stone likeness of the late poet has been erected to remember on of Stanley Park's naturalist champions.
Ferguson Point with its quaint restaurant, stunning views and historical significance is a favourite locale for Vancouverites and tourists enjoying the sweeping views of English Bay and the surrounding mountains and city.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Ferguson PointOn the western shore of Stanley Park along Park Dr. above Third Beach
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