Coronavirus (COVID-19): Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.

A 20-minute drive from downtown Victoria, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites offer abundant ways to spend a fascinating half or full day exploring historic battlements, weapons and displays. Stroll through a restored Garry oak meadow. Take the 10-minute walk to Fisgard Lighthouse. Extend your stay camping in an outdoor oTENTik. Check the fort’s annual schedule and plan your visit around special family events.

Use of drones at Parks Canada places

Drone flying is a popular hobby and useful in many fields of work. However, they also pose risks and can disturb wildlife and visitors. For these reasons, Parks Canada strictly limits the use of drones.

Flying a drone without park or site approval may result in law enforcement action and a fine of up to $3,000.
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Pets

We understand and appreciate that your pet is an important member of your family. Pets are not permitted inside the national historic site, the visitor centre or historic buildings. Pets can be kept within the parking lot area. Only registered service animals are allowed on site.

Dogs are allowed off leash in Colwood's Municipal Parks, except for Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary including Coburg Peninsula. The closest is located in Colwood Creek Park, access available from Cecil Blogg Drive.

For more locations in the Colwood area, please visit Colwood Municipal Parks.

Smoking

To protect our nationally significant historic buildings, artefacts and interpretive displays, and to ensure the enjoyment of all visitors, smoking is not permitted on this site. This includes the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaping and e-cigarettes. Smoking is permitted only in the parking lot.


Getting here

Location

Location: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road
Victoria BC V9C 2W8
 

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites are co-located 14 kilometers west of downtown Victoria, on the coastal edge of the City of Colwood.

From the TransCanada Highway 1 (Douglas Street downtown), take exit #10 towards View Royal and Colwood (Island Highway). Continue for 2.8 kilometers, and turn left at a set of lights onto Ocean Boulevard. Follow the Parks Canada directional signage. Continue for 1.5 kilometers, and the entrance to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites is on your left.

Drive down the entry lane (Fort Rodd Hill Road) and always keep to the right. At the bottom you will find the parking lot, public washroom, and Welcome Centre.

Public Transportation

To visit the sites by public transportation, visit the BC Transit website. Bus #50 takes passengers from downtown Victoria to Colwood, BC. Please note, BC Transit does not continue down Ocean Boulevard to the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites turnoff.

By Bicycle


Explore the beautiful Westshore by bicycle! Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites are just a short detour off of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail and E&N Rail Trail. Visit the Capitol Regional District website for more information on these bicycle routes.

  • Bicycle racks can be found just outside of the Welcome Centre.
  • Please leave your bike locked in this area when visiting the sites.
  • Potable water is available in all of the public washrooms onsite.

Free admission for youth 17 and under. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Information Information
Picnic area Picnic area
Electric car charging station Electric car charging station
Lookout Lookout
Restrooms Restrooms
Bus parking Bus parking
Parking Parking