Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

Jeep Ride into the Past

Two Parks Canada interpreters sit in an original 1942 Willys Jeep
Our orders are to take you for a jeep ride into the past!
© Parks Canada

Get ready for a bumpy ride! Hop into an original 1942 Willys Jeep and travel into Fort Rodd Hill’s past. Your driver, a Parks Canada staff member in period uniform, has orders to show you the fort’s strategic locations: the three gun batteries, the Searchlight Engine Room, the Fortress Plotting Room and more.  Seize the opportunity to go back in time and experience life as it was seventy years ago and hear fascinating stories about the fort.

The 1942 Willys Jeep

Through arctic cold, desert heat, or jungle humidity, the rugged reliability of this no-frills “Vehicle, General Purpose” (G.P.) made it the most successful and recognizable Allied vehicle of the Second World War. Between 1939 and 1945 more than 500,000 were produced.

Here on the Home Front, Jeeps were used as staff cars or to deliver supplies and dispatches. They were often driven by members of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps.

Availability

NOTE: Bookings are highly recommended and can be made days or weeks in advance.

 Date     Day  Time    Price
 May 26 – June 30  Sat & Sun  3pm, 3:20pm, 3:40pm  $20.00 per group of 2-3
 July 6 - August 31  Fri, Sat & Sun  3pm, 3:20pm, 3:40pm  $20.00 per group of 2-3

For further information, or to reserve your “Jeep Ride into the Past,” call 250-478-4389, from 10 am to 4:30 pm daily or email fort.rodd@pc.gc.ca