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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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Great day for free

With teh Canada 150 pass you get in free. Spend serveral hours looking at the Fort, Lighthouse and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kev1963
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Vancouver
Great visit

My family visited this historic site on a late Friday morning. Admission was free because this was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cohoman
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Seattle
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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

With teh Canada 150 pass you get in free. Spend serveral hours looking at the Fort, Lighthouse and walking on the grounds. Say some deer, got some great photos and look at some history

Thank Kev1963
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family visited this historic site on a late Friday morning. Admission was free because this was the 150th year celebration for Canada Day (in fact, admission is free for all of 2017). I've visited similar seaside gun batteries in Seattle, so I was expecting...More

1  Thank cohoman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 89 year old mother, my sister, my son and his wife, and my son's friend accompanied my husband and I of a self-guided tour last week. It was very interesting and scenic. The highlight for me was the lighthouse.

1  Thank LeithCanadian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came mainly to see the lighthouse but the historical part was interesting. The light house is a lovely 10 min stroll from the entry. The display in the lighthouse itself is very well done. There are toilets here but I didn't see a cafe so...More

1  Thank Michael2810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third national fort historic site that I had visited in Canada. This is great place to visit and explore the history of Canada. There are two parts to it , the first lighthouse on the west coast of Canada and the fort...More

Thank p1234w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandering around the fort and the lighthouse I am amazed at how different U.S. historic sites are from Canadian ones. We saw no staff near any of the buildings or many barriers preventing climbing or falling which was refreshing (I guess Canada doesn't have as...More

Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always wanted to see the inside of a light house, so this was a nice experience. Would have been cool to go the very top though. Fort Rodd was a historical experience we will remember. Seeing the bunkers was interesting.

Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This very interesting site has numerous army weaponry and museum type displays in the old barracks and battery sites, some of which were quite large. These coastal fortifications were used from 1878 to 1956, but as far as I could tell, were never used to...More

1  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This year you can get free access to all National Parks and National Historic Sites with a special Parks Canada pass available at CIBC or onsite. Site is currently undergoing restoration. You can camp overnight which would be fun for the kids. Much of the...More

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the lighthouse and great view of the Victoria Harbour entrance and Washington mountains (if the marine layer cooperates). A number of other interactive exhibits. Great opportunity to get some exercise along the ocean.

Thank Andy B
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cuziamus
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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.
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