Tour through secret bunkers, military command posts and original 19th century buildings at Fort Rodd Hill, a west coast artillery fortress on active duty from 1895 to 1956. Be touched by the personal stories of soldiers and their families. Camp overnight in a group-friendly oTENTik. Grab the wheel as a “master mariner” at Fisgard Lighthouse, the oldest on the Canadian west coast, and wander through a rare Garry Oak meadow.

Featured things to do

Teenage boy in front of Casemates listening for stories via an audio wand.
Thrill to the tale of an American spy on our audio tour

Satisfy your appetite for stories, thrills and bite-size tales on an audio tour at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse. Hear about the lighthouse keepers, soldiers and spies who’ve created drama here since 1860.

Garry oak learning meadow.
The spring-scented Garry Oak Learning Meadow

Take a tour with a naturalist through the fort’s Garry Oak Learning Meadow or explore at your own leisure. Photograph rare wildflowers.

Campfire in front of the oTENTik.
Lodge an army of friends and family in a soldier-worthy oTENTik

Camp-out beneath the historic walls of a Canadian coast artillery fort in a cozy heated oTENTik. Storm the fort by day and watch the moon and stars rise over Fisgard Lighthouse by night.

Getting here

603 Fort Rodd Hill Road
Victoria BC V9C 2W8

Hours of operation

March 1 to May 14
Every day (grounds),

from 10 am to 5:30 pm

Complete Schedule

Hours of operation for 2018 will be published as soon as the dates are confirmed.

Fees

Free admission in 2017.
Other fees still apply.

Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 250-478-5849
Email: fort.rodd@pc.gc.ca

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