Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

Upcoming area closures of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites in 2024.

For restoration purposes and/or safety reasons, these closures will be clearly marked, and signage will be posted. Currently, these are:

  • oTENTiks camping experience is unavailable for the 2024 season.
  • The washrooms located at the Second World War Officer’s Quarters are closed.
  • The Causeway leading to the lighthouse, Fisgard Lighthouse, and adjacent beaches – summer/fall 2024 (closure dates to come).

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

What is an oTENTik? | 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

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[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

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[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 nature’s soothing sounds. 
Be taken back 50 years, to when soldiers’ families camped out at Fort Rodd Hill during the summer.

The oTENTiks, exclusive to Parks Canada, offer a unique blend of homey comfort and outdoor adventure. They are the perfect mix of a tent and an A-frame cabin, with raised floors, wooden furniture, and bunkbeds. There are five oTENTiks available. oTENTik #1 was designed to provide access for individuals with reduced mobility or to allow for a baby stroller and playpen. 

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


The oTENTik season is not available in 2024 due to construction. Reservations will resume in early 2025. 

Looking for another oTENTik experience in a real fort this summer, consider an overnight at Fort Langley National Historic site.


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

oTENTik Equipment and supplies

 Inside an oTENTik, two parents play with their baby. The oTENTik bunkbeds are visible behind them.

An oTENTik makes for an easy overnight getaway with a baby.

While the Royal Canadian Navy soldiers would have been required to set up camp they arrived, 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: Campfires are not allowed at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse NHS. Propane fire pits are available for oTENTik guests.

A group of young people, surrounded by camping and photography gear, gather around a table in an oTENTik.
Gather with friends inside to play games or to plan your next adventure.
Inside each tent:

A couple is relaxing by a propane fire pit as the sun sets.
Enjoy cozying up by the provided propane fire pit.

Outside the tent:


A couple travels towards the oTENTiks with a wheelbarrow carrying their gear.
A wheelbarrow makes carrying gear an easy task.



A couple with their child read a book together. They are sitting on an oTENTik bunkbed covered with sleeping bags.
Time to cozy-up with a book.

What to bring (this list is not exhaustive): 


oTENTik #1 - Wheelchair Accessible (welcomes individuals with and without mobility restrictions) 

Inside oTENTik #1 showing the bunkbed setting and cot. Outside of oTENTik #1 showing the access ramp.

Food amenities

Note: To prevent wildlife from entering your sleeping quarters, cooking and eating is not permitted inside the tent. 



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. 

Wondering about opportunities to become a Camp Host, see the Volunteer opportunities page.

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

Rules and regulations

In addition to the national historic site’s rules and regulations, Parks Canada oTENTik users must abide by the following:

  1. A minimum of one person 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 at the national historic sites. 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 national historic sites. 
  5. Quiet time (curfew) is from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. 
  6. Only the use of personal headphones is allowed for listening to music in the fort. 
  7. Campfires are not permitted. Please only use 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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