Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

Fisgard Lighthouse

Discover the rich history of the oldest lighthouse on the west coast of Canada and the people who kept it lighting the way.

General Sir Arthur Currie

One of the most renowned heroes to have trained at Fort Rodd Hill was General Sir Arthur Currie. Read his story!

Hometown Heroes

The stories of three people connected to Fort Rodd Hill and Vancouver Island, and their unique contributions to the Second World War efforts.

Families at Fort Rodd Hill

Families have enjoyed spending time at Fort Rodd Hill since it was built in the 1890s.

The Evolution of Threats and Technology

Learn about the evolution of threats and technology and how they shaped Fort Rodd Hill's batteries.

100 Years of Remembrance

100 years after the end First World War, Parks Canada employees share stories of how war has impacted their families and ancestors.


Fort Rodd Hill is a coast artillery fort built in the late 1890s to defend Victoria and the Esquimalt Naval Base. The fort includes three gun batteries, underground magazines, command posts, guardhouses, barracks and searchlight emplacements. There are numerous interpretive signs and audio-visual stations, as well as period furnished rooms.

Fisgard Lighthouse was built in 1860 as the first permanent lighthouse on Canada's west coast. The former keeper's house now contains exhibits and a video station.

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