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FORT RODD HILL & FISGARD LIGHTHOUSE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES
Lower Battery Fort Rodd Hill BC

Fort Rodd Hill Lower Battery & Ramparts, with it's guardhouses, barracks, underground storeage rooms and 6" gun emplacements, Fort Rodd Hill is great fun for kids and adults alike. Pinic in a park like setting of Garry oaks, Douglas-firs and warm sunny meadows.

Fisgard Lighthouse Fort Rodd Hill Park BC
Fisgard Lighthouse - Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site
The first lighthouse on Canada's west coast Fisgard Lighthouse has been an important symbol of sovereignty-British, Colonial and Canadian-since 1860. Fisgard provides a guide for mariners to Royal Roads anchorage, Esquimalt harbour and its naval base, and points the way to Victoria harbour.
Upper Battery Fort Rodd Hill BC
Upper Battery Fort Rodd Hill Park National Historic Site
Upper Battery Fort Rodd Hill BC
Upper Battery gate and guard house Fort Rodd Hill park.
Special Events Fort Rodd Hill Park Special Events Fort Rodd Hill Park
Annual Military Encampment Weekend. Step back in time!
Military re-enactment groups present living history at the Fort.
Lower Battery Fort Rodd Hill BC
Main gate and entrance to the Lower battery Fort Rodd Hill Park.
Lower Battery Fort Rodd Hill BC
Lower battery bunk houses Fort Rodd Hill Park.
Canada Day Fort Rodd Hill BC
Canada Day Celebrations July 1st Fort Rodd Hill Park.
WW II RCAF Willys jeep Fort Rodd Hill Park WW II Willys jeep Fort Rodd Hill Park
Special Events Fort Rodd Hill Park Special Events Fort Rodd Hill Park
Awesome display of resorted military vehicles,
love the WWII Willys jeeps.
Fort Rodd Hill Park BC Canada
Lots of special events and daily programs thoughout the summer from meet the BIg Guns, an Airsoft replica Tommy gun challenge to Tales by the Sea. Check out the Things to do link on the the official Parks Canada website link below.
 
Belmont Battery Fort Rodd Hill Park
Belmont Battery from Fisgard Lighthouse Fort Rodd Hill Park
Belmont Battery Fort Rodd Hill Park BC Belmont Battery Fort Rodd Hill Park BC
Belmont Battery Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site
Belmont Battery Fort Rodd Hill Park BC
Fisgard Lighthouse from the Belmont Battery

Belmont Battery Fort Rodd Hill Park BC

Belmont Battery with it's twin barrelled 6-pounder guns and range finding tower. Constructed in 1898 to prevent small, fast torpedo boats slipping under the guns of Upper and Lower Batteries.
Belmont Battery Fort Rodd Hill Park
Belmont Battery from the beach Fort Rodd Hill Park
Nature Trail Fort Rodd Hill BC Nature Trail Fort Rodd Hill BC
Nature Trail Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site

Historic Nature Trail Fort Rodd Hill BC

This short 15-minute trail follows an historic sentry path and takes you through lush shorline woods to a machine gun post and searchlight emplacement overlooking the beach and the Esquimalt Lagoon.
Esquimalt Lagoon from Fort Rodd Hill Park Victoria BC
Esquimalt Lagoon and estuary seen from the searchlight emplacement on the the shoreline nature trail. The estuary acts as a transition zone between freshwater, marine and forest habitats. The grounds just north of the lagoon are home to Hatley Castle and Gardens and Royal Roads University campus.
Fisgard Lighthouse Fort Rodd Hill BC
Photo Courtesy Ron Meuse ©
Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site seen from
Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
Fort Rodd Hill Parks Canada
Turn off Hwy 1A onto Ocean Boulevard and just follow the signs.
 
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