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Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

Surrounded by BC and Washington state coastal landscapes, 14 km west of downtown Victoria, explore Fort Rodd Hill, a 19th-century west coast artillery fortress on active duty from 1895 to 1956 and Fisgard Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse on Canada's west coast. Open year-round, with daily interpretive programs, events and access to all historic buildings and site's amenities in the summer, and the historic site's grounds and washrooms in the winter. 

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.

Hours of operation

Entrance gate, historic buildings and facilities.

Site plan

Map and description.


Make a reservation for oTENTiks and select activities.


Daily visitor fees, seasonal and annual admission passes, oTENTiks, special programs, and more. Free admission for youth.

Passes and permits

Annual admission passes. Wedding, photography and commercial filming permits. 

Location rentals and events

Weddings and special events. 


Accessible trails, oTENTik, facilities and experiences, audio-guided brochure and wheelchair to borrow.

Improvements and infrastructure

What to know before travel: facilities and visitor facility improvements.  

Brochures and publications

Visitor guide. 

Travel trade

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How to get here


Location: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road
Victoria BC V9C 2W8




Bristish Columbia is located in western Canada between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountain range. The site is located 14 km west of downtown Victoria on Vancouver Island. Victoria's International Airport and ferry services are located within a 45-minute drive.  Transit bus services are a 30-minute walk away; cars can access the site via Ocean Boulevard and bicycle from the Galloping Goose Trail.

Facilities and services

Parking Accessible parking
Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Toilet Accessible toilets
Electric car charging station Electric car charging station
Interpretation centre Indoor Exhibit
First Aid
Gift Shop Gift shop
Information Information
Interpretation Interpretation
Lookout Lookout
No dogs
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Lookout Lookout
Bus parking Bus parking
Toilet Restrooms
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