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Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

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Beautiful piece of history

It was a great day of walking and learning. Went with a 9m and 12y old and we all enjoyed it. Super... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada
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A Nice Side Trip

We had actually used bikes from Victoria along the Galloping Goose Trail to get to this lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Len t
Winnipeg, 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...more
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603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Colwood, British Columbia V9C 2W8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great day of walking and learning. Went with a 9m and 12y old and we all enjoyed it. Super cheap, I was very surprised. Under 15 I BC think it was is free and 3 dollars for adults. Well worth doing

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had actually used bikes from Victoria along the Galloping Goose Trail to get to this lighthouse from Victoria. The trail unfortunately doesn't lead directly there. But it's a long trip by bike and along the trail well worth it. There is a small entrance...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Len t
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

So every year my husband and I visit a lighthouse for our anniversary picture and this year Fisgard Lighthouse was our choice. I recently saw a Hallmark movie "Sailing into Love" and although I assumed this lighthouse was on the East coast, to my AhMazement...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank V3173TTheatherc
Reviewed August 6, 2019

The grounds are complete with underground storage areas and lit rooms with displays. Of special interest is the 'beach shack' cannon. There are also many buildings used during the time the fort was occupied. From the fort, it is a short walk to the lighthouse....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank pipham5
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Be sure to spend the extra $3.50 for the hand held tour guides as they hold a wealth of information. Great family activity. We regretted not bring a picnic lunch as it was hunger that made us leave after 3 hours. Could have spent another...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Pat T
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Camped there and watched the outdoor movie. It was fantastic and the kids were in heaven. We will go back for sure

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kingboone
Reviewed July 29, 2019

Although there are some nice views of the surrounding waterways, this national historic site is nice to visit but definitely not a must see. The fort was primarily used to train Canadian forces for possible invasions that never actually took place. There are some nice...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ken A
Reviewed July 25, 2019

The entrance fee for this small park is very reasonably priced, which is fair enough as you don't get a lot for your money. The two batteries are small and there's not a lot to see, particularly in the upper battery. The lower battery has...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

The whole family enjoyed the visit. Lots to see, especially during special events. Fascinating peek at life long ago.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ljd17
Reviewed June 26, 2019

Nice hike down to the lighthouse, very informative inside the lighthouse, must see if in Victoria, not far from inner harbour

Date of experience: June 2019
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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.