Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

Surrounded by coastal landscapes, tour through Fort Rodd Hill, a 19th-century west coast artillery fortress on active duty from 1895 to 1956, then step inside Fisgard Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse on Canada's west coast. Be touched by the personal stories of soldiers and lighthouse keepers.

​Thrill to many tales on our audio tour

Listen to bite-size tales of lighthouse keepers, soldiers and spies who’ve created drama at Fisgard Lighthouse and Fort Rodd Hill since 1860.

Retreat to an oTENTik

Camp-out within a real Canadian coast artillery fort in an oTENTik. Storm the fort by day and watch the stars over Fisgard Lighthouse by night.

Escape to the Garry Oak Learning Meadow

In one of Canada's rarest ecosystems, wind your way through an ocean of blooming native flowers serenaded by the steady murmur of bees.

Visiting Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

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About Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

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Hours of operation

October 16 – April 30
Hours of Operation: 10 am - 4 pm 
Fisgard Lighthouse and Historic Buildings: Open Saturday and Sunday only 
Grounds and Washrooms: Open 7 days a week 
May 1 – October 15

Hours of Operation: 10 am - 5 pm 
Fisgard Lighthouse and Historic Buildings: Open 7 days a week 
Grounds and Washrooms: Open 7 days a week

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