Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, Colwood

Must see · Lighthouse · Landmark
Discover two adjacent historic sites at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, as you walk through history. Head to the lighthouse, the oldest one on the western coast of Canada, and learn about the history of Esquimalt Harbor. The lighthouse keeper's residence showcases the exhibits but the tower is closed to visitors, as it is still operational. At the nearby fort, explore military buildings and their displays through an audio tour. As an extra bonus, the beach adjacent to these sites is clean and inviting. Note that bringing your dog, smoking, or using a drone is not permitted. Make Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites a part of your Colwood vacation plans using our Colwood trip planner.
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  • There was an admission of C$7.90 per adult (Oct. 2020) to enter. Fort Rodd Hill itself was quite interesting to walk around. It's a big area so take your time. We saw 5 deer. Up on the hill, you...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit. Under Covid protocols some areas were closed off to the public however the main open areas were available. It did not hinder the experience of learning the history of...  more »
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  • Beautiful scenery and very informative. Extremely helpful and kind staff. Very family friendly. The site has been recently renovated and restored. Some parts of the park are still closed off to visitors. But I am excited to come back later in the year. Also extremely reasonably priced.
  • I absolutely loved exploring this old castle! All of the volunteers were so helpful in explaining anything that I was looking to know about the items and the family. It's an amazing view into another world!
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