Fort Rodd Hill

Participants can tune in to what it was like to work in a field hospital during the First World War. (Courtesy of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse NHS)

Fort Rodd Hill summer programs bring the past to light

Programs welcome all ages, include a taste of life at Fisgard Lighthouse

 

Sisters Nadine Ryan (left to right), Jill Luther and Dawn Le Feuvre dropped by the Fisgard Lighthouse in Colwood on Monday afternoon. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Sun and smiles at Fisgard Lighthouse in Colwood

Grounds open to public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

 

Parks Canada has cancelled Canada Day celebrations at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse on July 1 due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canada Day events nixed at Fort Rodd Hill, Fisgard Lighthouse due to pandemic

Visitors still allowed to enjoy outdoor spaces on property

 

Idris Castle-Croft, 4, has a blast at Fort Rodd Hill. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Water gun-toting kids of all ages storm Fort Rodd Hill

Aug. 17 event inspires soggy smiles all around

Idris Castle-Croft, 4, has a blast at Fort Rodd Hill. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Fort Rodd Hill is a coast artillery fort and national historic site. There will be two unique Remembrance Day events held there this year. (Fritz Meuller/Parks Canada)

Fort Rodd Hill to mark Remembrance Day with two unique events

This year marks the 100th anniversary since the Armistice was signed in the First World War

  • Nov 1, 2018
Fort Rodd Hill is a coast artillery fort and national historic site. There will be two unique Remembrance Day events held there this year. (Fritz Meuller/Parks Canada)
Coast Salish cooking comes to Ft. Rodd Hill

Coast Salish cooking comes to Ft. Rodd Hill

Lots of cultural activities and workshops planned

  • Oct 12, 2018
Coast Salish cooking comes to Ft. Rodd Hill
Canadian officer in Royal Flying Corps, somewhere in France, 1917. The re-enactor is part of the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-Enactors Association, which is putting on the Lantern Tour at Fort Rodd Hill on Sept. 22. (Martina Diklitch photo).
Canadian officer in Royal Flying Corps, somewhere in France, 1917. The re-enactor is part of the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-Enactors Association, which is putting on the Lantern Tour at Fort Rodd Hill on Sept. 22. (Martina Diklitch photo).
A solider stands by the 12-pounder quick firing gun, which was installed at Belmont Battery at Fort Rodd Hill at the beginning of the 20th century and was designed to stop fast torpedo boats from entering the harbour. Belmont Battery is currently undergoing massive renovations. (Parks Canada photo)

Belmont Battery at Fort Rodd Hill undergoing massive renovations

Historic site still open despite renovations

A solider stands by the 12-pounder quick firing gun, which was installed at Belmont Battery at Fort Rodd Hill at the beginning of the 20th century and was designed to stop fast torpedo boats from entering the harbour. Belmont Battery is currently undergoing massive renovations. (Parks Canada photo)
Gary Kangas (left to right), Mark Ivers, and Branko Diklitch re-enact a scene from the Boer War in South Africa in 1901. The re-enactors are part of the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-Enactors Association, which is putting on the Lantern Tour at Fort Rodd Hill this weekend. (Tony Austin photo)

Step back in time at Fort Rodd Hill

Annual lantern tour illuminates military history

Gary Kangas (left to right), Mark Ivers, and Branko Diklitch re-enact a scene from the Boer War in South Africa in 1901. The re-enactors are part of the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-Enactors Association, which is putting on the Lantern Tour at Fort Rodd Hill this weekend. (Tony Austin photo)
The annual water gun battle at Fort Rodd Hill is regularly a hit for kids, but it also allows some parents to relive their youth. This year’s event takes place Aug. 19. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Fort Rodd Hill water gun battle promises to make a splash

Annual Parks Canada event is fun for the whole family

The annual water gun battle at Fort Rodd Hill is regularly a hit for kids, but it also allows some parents to relive their youth. This year’s event takes place Aug. 19. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Meteor shower spectacle in Colwood at Fort Rodd Hill

Meteor shower spectacle in Colwood at Fort Rodd Hill

Take advantage of the opportunity to camp under the stars

  • Aug 5, 2017
Meteor shower spectacle in Colwood at Fort Rodd Hill
Alan Gong helps pack up his family’s tent Sunday morning after the annual Learn to Camp event at Fort Rodd Hill. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Twenty families ‘Learn to Camp’ at Fort Rodd Hill

Parks Canada event teaches essential skills to host of new campers

Alan Gong helps pack up his family’s tent Sunday morning after the annual Learn to Camp event at Fort Rodd Hill. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)