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. 2, 2019

Monday
Monday programs
10:30 am Fort for the Fishes
11:30 am Suited for Military Life
2:30 pm Fort for the Fishes Ice Cream Social
3:30 pm Ice Cream Social
Tuesday
Tuesday programs
10:30 am Enlisting the underdogs
11:30 am Meet the Big Guns
2:30 pm Enlisting the Underdogs Ice Cream Social
3:30 pm Ice Cream Social
Wednesday
Wednesday programs
10:30 am 1906 – Canada Takes Over
11:30 am Trivia
2:30 pm 1906 – Canada Takes Over Ice Cream Social
3:30 pm Trivia Ice Cream Social
Thursday
Thursday programs
10:30 am Fort for the Fishes
11:30 am Trivia
2:30 pm Fort for the Fishes Ice Cream Social
3:30 pm Trivia Ice Cream Social
Friday
Friday programs
10:30 am Tales by the Sea
11:30 am Suited for Military Life
12:30 pm Tales by the Sea
2:30 pm Firepower Ice Cream Social
3:30 pm Sweet History Airsoft Challenge Ice Cream Social
Saturday
Saturday programs
10:30 am Enlisting the Underdogs
11:30 am Meet the Big Guns
12:30 pm Enlisting the Underdogs
2:30 pm Firepower Ice Cream Social
3:30 pm Sweet History Airsoft Challenge Ice Cream Social
Sunday
Sunday programs
10:30 am 1906 – Canada Takes Over
11:30 am Suited for Military Life
12:30 pm 1906 – Canada Takes Over
2:30 pm Firepower Ice Cream Social
3:30 pm Suited for Military Life Airsoft Challenge Ice Cream Social

Program descriptions

1906 – Canada Takes Over
Parks Canada interpreters in historic uniform place a Royal Artillery uniform helmet of a young visitor

Wednesdays at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm
Sundays at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

If these fort walls could talk, what would they say about the year of 1906? Explore the early history of Fort Rodd Hill and the growth of a nation in Upper Battery. Meet at the Guardhouse.


Airsoft Challenge*
A Parks Canada staff shows a young visitor how to safely handle an Airsoft gun

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 pm

Ready, aim… now it’s your turn! Do you have what it takes to be a skilled soldier? With a battery-powered Airsoft replica Tommy gun, proceed to the custom-designed safety range. Who will hit the bull’s-eye first? Meet in the main field.

*Additional fee applies.
*All safety equipment, trained Parks Canada instructor and a 30 round magazine included. Must be 10 years or older to participate.

Tales by the Sea
A Parks Canada interpreter plays the fiddle by Fisgard Lighthouse

Fridays at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

Breathe in the salty sea air and be transported back in time with traditional entertainment and stories about the oldest lighthouse on the west coast of Canada. Meet at the lighthouse.


Meet the Big Guns
A Parks Canada interpreter with visitors by the 12-inch disappearing gun

Tuesdays at 11:30 am
Saturdays at 11:30 am

Artillery was the order of the day, and Fort Rodd has changed along the way. Join an interpreter to learn about the evolution of the coastal defence systems. Meet at the gun cage by the Garry Oak Learning Meadow.


Sweet History: Ice cream*
A portion of chocolate cake with raspberries

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 pm

Ever need a sweet tooth fix with no sugar ingredients? Find out how rationing got invented and enjoy some food for thought with Fort Rodd Hill’s signature blends of ice cream.

*Additional fee applies.

Ice Cream Social*
Buckets of ice creams of interesting flavours

Daily from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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.

Suited for Military Life
Seven Parks Canada interpreters dressed in various period uniforms

Mondays at 11:30 am
Fridays and Sundays at 11:30 am 

Strut your stuff! Take a closer look at the uniforms and badges of soldiers, as they change through the ages. Meet at Belmont Battery.


Enlisting the Underdogs
A Parks Canada interpreter chats with a crowd of visitors

Tuesdays at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm
Saturdays at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

Take a chance, sign up and break the mold! Get recruited to discover how women served the allies in WW2 and rose through the ranks to earn respect. Meet in the Casemates Barracks.


Fort for the Fishes
A young girl with a little crab in her hands

Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm

Don’t poke and prod—be an ally of the tidepool creatures! Fall in line with a park interpreter and make fish friends along the way. Meet at the lighthouse.


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

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm

Prepare yourself for the loudest history lesson ever! Join us for a thunderous demonstration of 20th century firepower featuring the WW2 BREN light machine gun, No. 4 Lee-Enfield rifle and learn about the role they played in the fort’s history. Meet in the main field.


Trivia
A young girl on her brother’s shoulder stretches to look as tall as Fisgard Lighthouse

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm

Do you know who built Fort Rodd Hill? Or how tall Fisgard Lighthouse tower is? We challenge you to a trivia quiz at the Canteen!