Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, Colwood

Discover two adjacent historic sites at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, as you walk through history. Head to the lighthouse, the oldest one on the western coast of Canada, and learn about the history of Esquimalt Harbor. The lighthouse keeper's residence showcases the exhibits but the tower is closed to visitors, as it is still operational. At the nearby fort, explore military buildings and their displays through an audio tour. As an extra bonus, the beach adjacent to these sites is clean and inviting. Note that bringing your dog, smoking, or using a drone is not permitted. Make Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites a part of your Colwood vacation plans using our Colwood trip planner .
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  • We are trying to see more things around where we live. So we decided to pay Fort Rodd Hill a visit. When we got there they offer for a few $'s more we could by a year pass how they were 40% off. So I ...  more »
  • We visited during Canada's 150th birthday year (2017) so admission was free. This National Historic Site offers a pleasant walk, some interesting displays and friendly staff. The highlight for me was ...  more »
  • We spent way too little time here. There is quite a lot to see. We wandered around just a bit, but were hard pressed for time, so we bee-lined for the lighthouse. We were not disappointed. It’s a gorg...  more »
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  • Beautiful location and setting. We were there for family pictures and there were so many great and interesting spots to choose from. Afterwards we toured mist of the exhibits at least until our 3 yr old grandson was ready for a nap. The lighthouse at the point has hands on features for little ones and write ups for adults. The bunkers and ammunition storage areas encourage your imagination to envision what it was like. Worth taking the time to go.
  • A great place to explore. Lots to see but be prepared for a lot of walking if you want to see everything. See my pics below for what you may see.
  • Was a great visit into Canadian history. The weather was perfect. Cant bring your Dog inside though.
  • We saw Santa Claus and two reindeer. It was just before Christmas when we came here. It was cool and sunny. Beautiful views. It must be a lot of fun in the summer.
  • There that one rock connected with the light house, that we took this picture. The story of this lighthouse was interested, because it right next to the military field, every time they shoot there guns, the windows at the lighthouse shattered lol, and back it the days you row a boat to the lighthouse, but now you don't have to, they made a path so people can go see it.
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