Trip Planner: Canada / British Columbia / Vancouver Island / Victoria Capital Regional District / Colwood / Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
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. 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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You have to pay to walk to see the light how the fee isn’t much but was not worth us walking 10 minutes in the rain .. if you drive up towards Esquimalt lagoon you can park for free and have a beautif... more »
The main picturesque draw is the lighthouse which has some interactive exhibits for children. There are also the surrounding fortifications which may be interesting for historians and those who are cu... more »
A faire et à refaire! Un classique faisant partie des parcs nationaux canadiens! Le phare est superbe et tout au bout des rochers 2 fauteuils rouges vous attendent.... Nous, on adore! more »Do and redo! A classic part of Canada's national parks! The Lighthouse is superb and at the end of the rocks 2 red chairs await you... We love!
The only thing I didn't like was that when I looked through the windows to see the inside of the building I could see modern day "trash". A cuisean art box at the Canteen, boxes and trash in the Warrant Officer's Quarters, and empty displays in the Casemate Barracks. I would give it a 4.5 just for that, but I'm giving it a 5 because I'm rounding up!However, their rangers are very knowledgeable, the grounds are beautiful, the lighthouse was great, and we loved walking the beach!! Just because I was disappointed in what was in the buildings does not mean I was disappointed overall. I would love to come back when it's warmer and more is open!! The preservation of the site is wonderful.
Disappointed. The website and signage claim that the site is open for winter hours from 10-4.30, but aside from the parking lot/washrooms, everything is locked up. Calling the site's phone number tells me that the exhibits are not open on weekdays, not even the outdoor ones. Has there been a recent change, or are the signage and site just not accurate? It was a little frustrating coming down from Campbell River for the day to discover that it is all closed up. Called the admin number when we arrived to hear that it was closed, but even the automated message on the other end of the line made it sound like you could at least walk around outside - you can't. It's all fenced off. Would love to visit, wish that was easier to do.
Great location for lighthouse enthusiasts. Would be better with some type of gift shop, etc. Nice visit though with good picture opportunities.
It was actually closed when we drove by to just check and see if we we could see the lighthouse and a lovely young woman driving a four-wheel drive golf cart sort of vehicle who works for Parks told us that for December you can get a year-long pass for 2018 for $4 ....I think that's pretty awesome my husband and I are going to get our passes
Had an absolute blast at Fort Rodd Hill. The staff was super helpful, informative, and engaging. Huge shout out to the two staff members riding around in the Jeep. Stopping and allowing my stepson, partner and I honk the horn and ride around went above and beyond your job requirements, and made for an amazing photo op (it helped that we had Sasha Hodson Photography to capture our experience).
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