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Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

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Address: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Colwood, British Columbia V9C 2W8, Canada
Phone Number: 250-478-5849
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Description: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic SitesPeek through...
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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Includes a native plant garden

I agree on all the great things being said about the park. I love lighthouses and it is a bonus to go inside. The navy army base is across the bay and while we were there we saw a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I agree on all the great things being said about the park. I love lighthouses and it is a bonus to go inside. The navy army base is across the bay and while we were there we saw a navy ship and a submarine. I also want to highlight the NATIVE PLANT GARDEN . I was there this week with... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The location is quite beautiful, great views from the batteries and the lighthouse. In the summer (and late spring/early fall) you can go inside most of the buildings, including the lighthouse. Lots of nicely laid out exhibits inside those buildings. You can explore all underground storage areas, which I'm sure the kids would enjoy a lot as well. The buildings... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

These were amazing experiences! Thanks Parks Canada and TripAdvisor. We enjoyed the picturesque walk along the coast. We experienced lessons from the past with the information that accompanied historical buildings. We had opportunities to learn about upgrades to our coastal defenses. It amazed us that glowworms, prior to radar being invented, were used as lights to warn troubled ship. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Lighthouses are very special to my partner and I as my girlfriends Grandfather lived in one in Scotland. We always make the effort to visit if we know one is in the area and Fisgard lighthouse is a beautiful example and one of the oldest on the west coast. The walk to the lighthouse along the breakwater is magical and... More 

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

See the fort as it was - enjoy the original armory and the history of this historical site. Fully enjoyed the stroll through the buildings and grounds. A must see if you are in the area.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I wish we had more time here! We stopped quickly en route to our ferry and I wish we had had more time to explore. Certain buildings are only open on certain days to check in advance what is open before you go. The site is beautiful with lots of trails to explore the fort and visit the lighthouse. Be... More 

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Seal Rock, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Parks Canada has done a fine job of preserving this site for future generations. A military installation through two world wars, modern warfare has rendered coastal watch unnecessary, but this is a great peek into what military life was like a century ago. Fisgard light is a story unto itself. The oldest lighthouse on the Canadian west coast, it has... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went to the historical fisgard lighthouse near victoria. Very beautiful especially around suset, the lighting is great for photos. Very large grounds with lots to see. Get there early so you can take in Fort rod too.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Interesting visit of a site of strategic defense of the Coast of the Pacific having never been used. Buildings are very well preserved and are the reflection, even the testimony of a period of the history of the country which would have been able to be catastrophic if Japan had decided to invade us having attacked Pearl Harbour. To visit... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A walk around Fort Rodd Hill military installation is like stepping back in time. Well priced and run by Parks Canada, this is a day out for the family. The hill is of two parts, upper and lower, and the light house is a lovingly restored step back in time. Free audio tours are available at the front gate and... More 

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