COVID-19 and your visit to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse NHS
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse NHS
Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites re-opens on June 1, 2020, with limited access to visitor facilities and services. Visits are self-guided only.
Camping, interpretive programming, and events at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites are suspended until further notice.
We look forward to gradually and safely welcoming you back to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. Please check back regularly to find out what is open, what is closed, and how to be safe when you visit.
Non-medical masks or face coverings are required for everyone when visiting indoor public spaces at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites.
Remember to follow public health authority guidance and advice for your area, including travel advisories. Most importantly, stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you’ve been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has been diagnosed with the virus.
What’s open (updated August 25th, 2020)
- Parking Lot
- All public washrooms onsite
- Fisgard Lighthouse
- Casemate Barracks
- Upper Battery Guardhouse
- Lower Battery Guardhouse
- Fitter’s Shop
- Outdoor spaces at:
- Upper Battery
- Lower Battery
- Belmont Battery
- The beach
- The nature trail (one way only, please respect directional signage)
- Red chairs and picnic tables (bring a table cloth)
What’s closed (updated July 13th, 2020)
- The Welcome Centre
- Some historic buildings
- oTENTiks, and all camping reservations until further notice.
- The historic field – closed due to invasive species management
- The Garry Oak Learning Meadow
- All special events and interpretive activities are cancelled until further notice.
Camping during COVID-19
The oTENTik camping facilities at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site will remain closed for the 2020 camping season.
Parks Canada is following the advice of public health experts and taking steps to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce risks to visitors, employees, and other users of Parks Canada spaces.
We thank you for your patience and consideration at this time and look forward to a resumption of visitor services in the future.
Your safety when visiting
- Non-medical masks or face coverings are required for visitors when visiting indoor public spaces at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.
- Keep a healthy space of 2 meters between you (or your family group) and others.
- Practice proper hygiene as directed by health authorities.
- Stay home if you are sick or if you were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.
- Respect all onsite direction and signage. Some will be new and will help ensure physical distancing.
- Be self-sufficient by bringing your own clean trip kit, including hand sanitizer, garbage bags, masks when recommended by health authorities, as well as tablecloths if you plan to use a picnic table.
- You are responsible for your own safety. Be cautious when engaging in activities in order to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
- Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these special places clean.
- Abide by all travel advisories and health recommendations.
- Dogs are prohibited onsite, and are allowed on-leash only in the parking lot.
- Smoking and vaping are prohibited
- Flying drones is prohibited.
- Be kind and patient with each other. We are all in this together!