Calendar of events 2019
Several day time and evening events are offered from April to September each year. This calendar is updated as soon as additional information becomes available. Please visit often.
Participate in most of these events for free with your Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse NHS Annual Pass or your Parks Canada Discovery Pass.
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Camping and accommodationLocation(s): Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic SitesCost: $22/person
Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op are hosting a “Learn-to Camp.” Participating families will stay overnight in a tent at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. While making new friends and enjoying breathtaking scenery, learn how to pitch a tent, start a fire and stay safe around wildlife. Space is very limited; reservation is required!
Tents and small tent pads are provided. Participants must bring own food, pillows, sleeping bags or blankets to stay warm and comfortable.
To register call: 1-888-773-8888
Culture and entertainmentLocation(s): Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic SitesCost: Additional fees apply.
Event detailsJoin us for a movie night at the fort, Parks Canada style: with the option to camp overnight! Come for popcorn and a movie or sign up in advance to sleepover in a tent. Bring your own blankets and chairs. Stay tuned for the movie title announcement.
Additional fees apply for overnight stay; there are three options:
4-person tent rental: $55
6-person tent: $70
Bring your own tent: $17.60
You will need to bring your own sleeping bags, pads, pillow, etc for either option.
Campers are invited to come set up their tents at 7pm, with seating for the general public opening at 8pm.
Booking is required, reserve online.
Culture and entertainmentLocation(s): Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic SitesCost: Regular admission applies
Escape the city lights and enjoy the stars from within the walls of Fort Rodd Hill. Join Parks Canada staff and local experts from the Royal Astronomical Society for a night of astronomy and galaxy exploration. Peak through large telescopes and witness this year’s Perseid Meteor Shower. Take part in special presentations, participate in hands-on activities and join a night photography tutorial.
Culture and entertainment HistoryTime: 12:00 PM - 04:00 PMLocation(s): Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic SitesCost: Regular admission apply.Wheelchair Accessible
Victoria’s largest water gun battle is once again coming to the Fort!
Join us with your own water guns for this annual event. Come and try to storm the Fort.
HistoryTime: 07:00 PM - 09:30 PMLocation(s): Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic SitesCost: $13.90 per person
Grab your coats and step into time as Fort Rodd Hill opens its doors for an exclusive, after-dark guided tour. See the gun batteries by lantern light and eavesdrop on re-enactors in uniform going about the daily activities of garrison life. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of life at Rodd Hill during the period of 1897-1956. There may even be a few surprises along the way!
Guided tours leave every 15 minutes from 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm.
Tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets starting September 1, 2019. Purchase your tickets early for this popular event will sell out.
Special note: This event is a fundraiser for our dedicated Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-enactors Association (VEMRA) volunteers.