Guarding the Historic Harbour in Victoria, British Columbia
There hasn't been a keeper at Fisgard Lighthouse since 1929 and the guns at Fort Rodd Hill are silent, but the site still stands guards over this stretch of coastal British Columbia. Located 20 minutes west of downtown Victoria, these historic sites offer beautiful views of Esquimalt Harbour and Juan de Fuca Strait. Fort Rodd Hill’s extensive century-old fortifications include three gun batteries, barracks, and searchlight emplacements. Built in 1860, Fisgard Lighthouse is the oldest of its kind on Canada's West Coast. Video programs, exhibits, and displays of original artifacts tell of a long and colourful history, and families often bring a picnic lunch to make a day of it. While the kids investigate the tide pools, parents can kick back and bask in the sea and mountain views.
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