Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites are not offering some visitor services at this time. Please check our COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information. 

Join in on the fun at our special daily programs. Spot our costumed interpreters throughout the site and learn more about life at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse.

Daily schedule

Jun. 1 - Sept. 7, 2020

Monday
Monday programs

10:30 am Lighthouse chores
12:30 pm WW1 Medical Training
1:30 pm Ice Cream Social
3:30 pm Air Raid Drill
Tuesday
Tuesday programs

10:30 am Lighthouse chores
12:30 pm WW1 Medical Training
1:30 pm Ice Cream Social
3:30 pm Air Raid Drill
Wednesday
Wednesday programs

10:30 am Lighthouse chores
12:30 pm WW1 Medical Training
1:30 pm Ice Cream Social
3:30 pm Air Raid Drill
Thursday
Thursday programs

10:30 am Lighthouse chores
12:30 pm WW1 Medical Training
1:30 pm Ice Cream Social
3:30 pm Air Raid Drill
Friday
Friday programs

 
10:30 am Lighthouse chores  
11:30 am Feature Tour  
12:30 pm WW1 Medical Training  
1:30 pm Ice Cream Social
 Firepower
3:30 pm Air Raid Drill  
Saturday
Saturday programs

 
10:30 am Lighthouse chores  
11:30 am Feature Tour  
12:30 pm WW1 Medical Training  
1:30 pm Ice Cream Social
 Firepower
3:30 pm Air Raid Drill  
Sunday
Sunday programs

10:30 am Lighthouse chores  
11:30 am Feature Tour  
12:30 pm WW1 Medical Training  
1:30 pm Ice Cream Social
 Firepower
3:30 pm Air Raid Drill  

Program descriptions

Lighthouse Chores

Daily from 10:30am to 12:30pm2:30 pm

Lend the lighthouse keeper a helping hand with their daily chores! Drop by Fisgard Lighthouse and try your hand at washing laundry or help make candles for the foggy days ahead, as they would have in the 1860’s.*Weather depending.


Feature Tour
A Parks Canada interpreter chats with a crowd of visitors

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am

It’s a beautiful day for a walk! Join our historical interpreters on a 60-minute guided tour of the site. Meet in front of the Garry Oak Learning Meadow totem poles.


WWI Medical Training

Daily at 12:30 pm

Scrub in and save lives! Help a Canadian ‘Bluebird’ nurse with her patients and their mysterious illnesses, using WWI medical tools and equipment. Meet in Upper Battery.


Firepower
Two history interpreters in uniform show the firepower of the BREN gun

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm
Saturdays at 11:30 am

Prepare yourself for the loudest history lesson ever! Join us for a thunderous demonstration of 20th century firepower featuring the WWII BREN light machine gun and No. 4 Lee-Enfield rifle and learn about the role they played in the fort’s history. Meet in the main field.


Ice Cream Social*

Daily from 1:30 pm to 3:30pm

You’re off-duty! Learn more about the social lives of soldiers and treat yourself to a scoop of ice cream at the Canteen.

*Additional fee applies.

Air Raid Drill

Daily at 3:30pm

Sound the alarm! Test yourself in this air raid drill, as soldiers at Fort Rodd Hill in WWII would have done. Head down to the gas proof, bomb proof Fortress Plotting Room to find out how Canadians prepared for potential aerial attack and the safety of Victorians.