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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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Someone should write a poem about this place

Dance through daisy fields, play on an old war machine, and climb to the top of the light house... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
First time visitor

Although I have lived on Vancouver island my entire life I had missed out on this historic site. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Murray C
Campbell River, Canada
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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

Dance through daisy fields, play on an old war machine, and climb to the top of the light house: these are my recommendations. You will DEFS get a good insta out of this trip!

Thank dolphingrid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although I have lived on Vancouver island my entire life I had missed out on this historic site. I took advantage of the free admission to celebrate Canada’s 150th on a mild December morning. The upper battery was closed and in total I spent just...More

Thank Murray C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great park for the history buff, the maritime fan and the nature lover. We went off-season when the buildings were closed but still spent two hours as there is a plenty to do and see, especially for the kids who loved exploring the site and...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed November 14, 2017

This is a Parks Canada site and has two attractions. The Fort Rodd and Lisgar lighthouse. The fort is a bit run down, but well worth the visit. Many information boards around so you can get a good idea of what the buildings are and...More

Thank gbmontreal
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Actually, the Lighthouse and the Fort were just intended as a short stopover on our way to Mystic Beach. But then it turned out that there was so much to see that we almost did not make the hike to and from Mystic Beach in...More

Thank Anja H
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

I was in Victoria, BC just 5 days. This spot was worth renting a car for. I chose 3 historical destinations this day. Lunch at Mile 17 pub house, Fort Rodd & Lighthouse as well as a walk around the Hatley castle & gardens. All...More

Thank snowbirds259
Reviewed October 20, 2017

The views were great from Fort Rodd Hill and the Lighthouse - it was a beautiful day, so that helped! The exhibits in the lighthouse are very cool - some didn't seem to work, but the rest were great. There is a telescope in the...More

Thank Joelle B
Reviewed October 17, 2017

This beautifully restored fort and the famous lighthouse are interesting to visit. There are lots of informative placards and explanations of old lighthouse technology. The views across the water a beautiful on a clear day. There is a fair amount of walking and not all...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Check the weather as it can be foggy but on a clear day this place is a gem. When you get to the lighthouse you're likely to see plenty of sealife such as sea otters and porpoises.

Thank Kent C
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Most people come here to see “Canada’s best preserved west coast artillery fort” & the famous Fisgard Lighthouse - a national historic site, and the first lighthouse on Canada’s west coast. But a nice surprise is discovering the historic sentry path (now a nature trail)...More

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Kristina M
August 29, 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.
May 30, 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.