Rare but beautiful, a carpet of fresh snow covers Fort Rodd Hill
© Parks Canada / D. Mumford
Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites enjoy the most moderate climate in all of Canada. They are located in greater Victoria, which in summer is Canada’s driest major city—and one of the sunniest.
In summer, cool ocean breezes usually keep you from getting too hot, but remember your sunscreen all the same. In winter, be sure to bring a rain jacket, as the four wettest months of the year are November to February.
There is seldom any snow, so don’t worry about snowboots, but bring some good walking shoes, so you can fully explore the many fascinating areas of the sites, and enjoy the rare and endangered Garry Oak forest that thrives in this marine climate.
Recorded weather information is available at 250-363-6717. Click here for current conditions.