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
We look forward to safely welcoming you 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.
Starting August 24, 2021, 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.
Please understand that the current COVID-19 situation remains fluid, with government regulations and health guidelines changing rapidly.
What’s open (updated August 24, 2021)
As of August 24, 2021:
- The Entrance kiosk and Welcome Centre, parking lot, washrooms
- The beach, the Garry Oak Learning Meadow, the Historic Nature Trail (one way only, please respect directional signage) and the historic grounds
- All historic buildings including Fisgard Lighthouse, Casemate Barracks, Canteen, Upper Battery Guardhouse, Lower Battery Guardhouse, Fitter’s Shop, Fortress Plotting Room, Searchlight Engine Room
- Picnic tables and areas (bring a table cloth)
- Our 2021 oTENTik season runs until October 8th. Reservations can be made here.
What’s closed (updated August 24, 2021)
- The historic field – closed due to invasive species management
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.