FORT RODD HILL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE & EVENTS

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  • Fisgard lighthouse at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site

FORT RODD HILL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE & EVENTS

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site.

At Fort Rodd Hill, visitors can explore gun batteries and underground magazines built a century ago, as well as searchlight emplacements, command posts…and much more. Signs, audio and video stations, and friendly, knowledgeable staff tell the stories of this national historic site.

Families often bring a picnic lunch and stay for a half a day. While the kids investigate our tide pools, parents can enjoy the spectacular sea and mountain views.

For more history and pictures of this beautiful park check out our blog post on our sister site. Click link:  Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse

Photography

The waterfront sites at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse are extremely photogenic, especially with the scenic backdrop of the Olympic Mountains in neighbouring Washington state.

The Strait of Juan de Fuca almost always offers a wide variety of ships, from small sailing vessels, to enormous cargo ships, and the proximity of the Canadian Navy base means that military craft of several nations are often seen at close range.

Wildlife at the sites includes Columbian black-tailed deer, river otters, mink, raccoons, harbour seals, and sea lions. 

Bird-watching

Birders may be rewarded with a wide variety of both pelagic and meadow birds, including bald eagles, blue herons, harlequin and eider ducks, and many small songbirds.

Picnicking

There are 12 picnic tables, including one for disabled visitors, near the parking lot. You may also picnic inside the sites, under the trees on the main field, or on any of our three beaches. Please note that there are no fires or barbeques permitted in the sites.

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site, Victoria, BC

FACILITIES OCT 15 – FEB 28 MAR 1 – MAY 14 MAY 15  – OCT 14
Grounds & Washrooms Open 7 days/wk 10am – 4:30pm Open 7 days/wk 10am – 5:30pm Open 7 days/wk 10am – 5:30pm
Fisgard Lighthouse, Canteen, Belmont and Lower Batteries, and Fortress Plotting Room Open Sat & Sun only 10am – 4:30pm Open Wed to Sun only 10am – 5:30pm Open 7 days/wk 10am – 5:30pm
All Other Historic Buildings Closed Closed Open 7 days/wk 10am – 5:30pm
Fees Collected on Sat & Sun only Collected Wed to Sun only Collected daily

 

* Please remember that buildings and exhibits are closed one
half-hour before the sites gates.

Suggested visit length: 1-2 hours

Entrance Fees

An entry fee is charged. For current entry fees contact the sites.
Educational and commercial groups are asked to book in advance.
Guided tours for groups are available at an additional cost, subject to staff availability.

For more information and photos of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse see our post: Fort Rodd Hill

Special Events

Watch in 2017 for up-dated events!

For more information including up-coming events … Click HERE.

Fort Rodd Hill Special Events

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I've lived in Victoria over 30 years. I've travelled the world but I still believe that no other city beats Victoria for it's sheer beauty and variety of activities available year round. I sincerely want to help others explore and enjoy this great city - and hopefully make you want to come back again and again!

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