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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  • It was a pleasant walk from the entrance to the lighthouse. On the way there is a place to stop to photograph the lighthouse from an elevated point. When you get to the lighthouse, you can go inside a...  more »
  • The fort is a must for anyone interested in military history. We spent a great day looking round and then walking to the lighthouse. Well worth a visit and not something everyone knows about.  more »
  • Our visit to Fort Road Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse was better than we expected. First, the fort was more interesting and easier to visit that a similar park in Oregon (Ft Stevens). Second, the lightho...  more »
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  • Beautiful scenery and very informative. Extremely helpful and kind staff. Very family friendly. The site has been recently renovated and restored. Some parts of the park are still closed off to visitors. But I am excited to come back later in the year. Also extremely reasonably priced.
  • I absolutely loved exploring this old castle! All of the volunteers were so helpful in explaining anything that I was looking to know about the items and the family. It's an amazing view into another world!
  • Amazing day spent exploring Fort Rodd Hill and the lighthouse. We went at the end of February and although most of the buildings were locked up (down season) we enjoyed having the entire fort to ourselves and only a couple other folks....cant wait to come back in the summer.
  • Great scenery. Cool displays. Great place for the family. The light house at the end has stunning view.
  • Beautiful spot, great for kids! Lots of different things to look at and plenty of buildings to explore. Under $6 for a annual pass and under 17 of age is Free.
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