The lighthouse on Bare Point, a favourite picnic spot.  (Photo submitted)

The lighthouse on Bare Point, a favourite picnic spot. (Photo submitted)

Bare Point Lighthouse

Chemainus site popular for picnics

The Bare Point lighthouse was one of those longtime Chemainus landmarks.

Charles Laurence, one of the lighthouse keepers, would row across the harbour daily from Chemainus to light the lantern. The point was a favourite site for afternoon walks and a destination for picnics for locals of all ages.

The Chemainus Valley Museum contains many interesting displays and stories about the area’s rich history.

The museum is located at 9799 Waterheel Cres. it’s open Tuesday through Sunday during the summer from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.