oTENTik

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

Information | Reservation | Equipment | Food amenities | ActivitiesRules and regulations | Campground hosting

 

oTENTik camping experiences in Vancouver and Victoria, BC

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oTENTik Experiences in Vancouver and Victoria

[The outside of an oTENTik, then a shot pans across the beds inside.]

[Three oTENTiks in a row.] Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

[A mother, father, girl and boy arrive at an oTENTik with their equipment and walk inside.]

[The children examine an historic structure.]

[The children sit in an historic jeep with their mother, fitted with military uniforms.]

[The family sits back at an evening campfire and enjoy marshmallows while deer graze in the background.]

[The mother and children read in their oTENTik at night. ]

[oTENTIk.] Fort Langley National Historic Site

[A family approaches the oTENTik carrying supplies.]

[The mother, father, and two daughters watch an interpreter's cooperage demonstration.]

[The family sits around a table while the interpreter explains a mural.]

[The family feeds and pets a goat, then dresses up in historic costume.]

[The mother and three daughters play cards in their oTENTik.]

[Two girls climb on the beds with their stuffed animals.]

Book your stay in an oTENTik! pc.gc.ca/otentik-tent

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What is oTENTik?

Experience life within the fort’s walls as you fall asleep to the ocean and nature’s soothing sounds; and be taken back over 50 years ago when soldiers’ families inhabited Fort Rodd Hill during their summer camp-out.

The oTENTik tents, exclusive to Parks Canada, offer a unique blend of homey comfort and a taste of outdoor adventure. It’s a unique opportunity for visitors to enjoy camping with the comfort of a bed, inside the fort, already set up and ready to go.

Take advantage of the exclusive right to stay overnight in Canada’s best preserved west coast artillery fort!


Reservations

Our oTENTik season runs from May 12 to October 8, 2023.

Fees

All reservation and accommodation fees are due at the time your reservation is created.


oTENTik Equipment and supplies

oTENTik tent while their two children are playing on the smaller top bunk bed.

While the Royal Canadian Navy soldiers would have been required to set up camp when arriving, we’ve done the work for you, no fuss no muss! Here is what is included with each oTENTik rental and what to bring.

Note: Campfire ban in effect at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse NHS. Propane fire pit available for oTENTik guests.

Inside each tent:

Outside the tent:

Nearby:

What to bring (this list is not exhaustive): 

Disabled access oTENTik (TENT #1 welcomes individuals with and without mobility restrictions):


Food amenities

Note: Cooking is not permitted inside the tent 

Alcohol 


Activities

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites offer many activities to keep you busy and having fun!

Within the fort: 

Camp Host:

Your camp host will introduce themselves the first night of your stay and provide a brief orientation to the site and the surrounding area. They will then be available throughout the rest of your stay for questions and in case of emergency. 

Attractions and places to visit within a few minutes' walk or drive:


Rules and regulations

In addition to the Historic Site’s rules and regulations, Parks Canada oTENTik users must abide by the following:

  1. A minimum of one adult per oTENTik must be at least 19 years of age.
  2. For your safety and the safety of the local wildlife, no food preparation, food or drink storage, eating, drinking, or cooking is allowed inside the tent. Please store all food and related items in your vehicle or the food storage locker provided during your stay. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Pets are not permitted within the tents or within the Fort. 
  5. Quiet time (curfew) is from 10 pm to 7 am. 
  6. Only the use of personal headphones is allowed for listening to music in the fort. 
  7. Campfires are not permitted. Please use only the propane fire pit provided. 
  8. You must collect your garbage and leave it in the receptacles designed for that purpose.

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