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Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Colwood, British Columbia V9C 2W8, Canada
+1 250-478-5849
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Old Fort; Lighthouse & Beautiful Park

Excellent for both history and scenery. Fort Rood Hill was the mainstay of Victoria's coastal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting Mix of Canadian History

These two sites are co-located near the entrance to Eskimault Harbor, the home of the Canadian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic SitesPeek through enormous gun barrels, venture into underground tunnels, and find huge hidden searchlights... Come explore Fort Rodd Hill, a 100-year-old coast artillery fort. Fisgard is the oldest lighthouse on the west coast. Step inside, play with its brand-new interactive games and hear the stories of its brave keepers. Special events are planned throughout the year. Only 15 minutes west of downtown Victoria. Free parking.
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603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Colwood, British Columbia V9C 2W8, Canada
+1 250-478-5849
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent for both history and scenery. Fort Rood Hill was the mainstay of Victoria's coastal defenses from the 19th Century through to World Wars I & II. The Fishguard lighthouse is the oldest on Canada's west coast. Both have been restored, with interpretive displays. Fort...More

Thank GoinThere2
Reviewed 1 week ago

These two sites are co-located near the entrance to Eskimault Harbor, the home of the Canadian Pacific Fleet. The Lighthouse was built to protect what became the naval anchorage, as was the fort. Fort Rodd Hill contains exhibits running from the Victorian era through World...More

Thank JandD594
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there by public bus, so it's a bit of a long walk from the bus station to the entrance. From the ticket booth, there will be small info. board explaining the buildings and things that are exhibited all along the walkway. You can...More

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fisgard Lighthouse is on a picturesque outcropping of rocks. Bring your camera (or smartphone). Fort Rodd has cannons and artillery for defence of Canada - built in the late 1800's. Interesting bit of history here.

Thank Aurora018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These two adjoining sites are as varied as they are interesting. Fort Rodd Hill has bunkers, tunnels and military command posts to explore as well as some original 19th century buildings. Kids can climb on the big Howitzer gun, run around on the large grassy...More

1  Thank Jasmine039
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have taken several of our visiting family and friends to Ft. Rodd Hill. It is a great afternoon visit for those interested in a bit of BC/ Canadian military history but also offers a nice outdoor experience on the coast. Beautiful views across to...More

Thank Leena N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always enjoy touring the Fisguard Lighthouse and Navy grounds... it has a very interesting history.

Thank Raina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will not rate as a must do in Victoria but if you bring your car and if you have time why not. Fisgard Lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouse in Canada. Fort Rodd Hill is well, it is a fort with excellent...More

Thank bigboy61455
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Fort is worth a visit and the lighthouse is great, allowing a super view out over the sea. We even saw a whale! What's really good is that it was a free visit due to it being Canada's 150th anniversary!

Thank Adam-Rye-UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With teh Canada 150 pass you get in free. Spend serveral hours looking at the Fort, Lighthouse and walking on the grounds. Say some deer, got some great photos and look at some history

Thank Kev1963
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Kristina M
30 August 2017|
Response from J0an123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the parking is the same area, whether you are visiting the lighthouse or the buildings. Well worth the visit! And it is free this year, because of the Canada 150.
30 May 2017|
Response from lazigirl | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes I think it was plus I think there was a ramp up to the actual house rather than use stairs.