Brockton Point

sights / Other

Lonely Planet review

The park's eastern peninsula, this picturesque kneecap of land contains Brockton Oval cricket pitch (both Don Bradman and Freddie Trueman have played here), the squat Brockton Point Lighthouse (where Arnold Schwarzenegger handed the Olympic torch to Sebastian Coe before the 2010 Winter Olympics) and the electrically fired Nine O'Clock Gun . But the highlight is the clutch of eight colorful totem poles . A favorite tour-bus lure, these are actually photogenic replicas of the originals that were moved here from Alert Bay. In 2008 they were joined by three n-shaped carved 'gateways' created to welcome visitors by the First Nations who originally called the park home.