Cape Mudge Lighthouse on Quadra Island of the Discovery Islands, BC, Canada is located on the south-western tip of the island so to protect and mark the entrance to the Discovery Passage.
A wooden lighthouse was built in 1898 because of the mounting number of shipwrecks entering the Discovery Passage during the Klondike Gold Rush as miners headed north seeking riches. In 1916 the current 12 metre (42 ft) high lighthouse was constructed.
Today Cape Mudge Lighthouse is automated like many of the lighthouses in BC, Canada now. The removal of lighthouse keepers is a contentious issue in BC and still to this day is under review in many regions.
Cape Mudge Lighthouse Historic Site, Quathiaski Cove, Quadra Island, Discovery Islands, BC, Canada
How To Get To: Cape Mudge Lighthouse Historic SiteTravel to the community of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. From Campbell River take the BC Ferry crossing to Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island. From the ferry terminal on Quadra travel south on Cape Mudge Rd and take a right on Joyce Rd which merges in Lighthouse Rd