Colwood is home to historic Fort Rodd Hill, a Canadian National Historic Site. Built by the British in the 1890's, this coast artillery fort was designed to defend Victoria and the Esquimalt Naval Base. Visitors come to explore the three gun batteries, underground magazines, command posts, guardhouses, barracks and searchlight emplacements that are the vestiges of a bygone era.
Set on a beautiful wide open waterfront park, visitors enjoy the spectacular sea and mountain views as they picnic, bird watch and investigate the tide pools along the shoreline. And it's just a short walk to Fisgard Lighthouse.
Camp out at Ford Rodd Hill in style! oTENTik tents, exclusive to Parks Canada, offer a unique blend of homey comfort and a taste of outdoor adventure. It’s a unique opportunity for visitors to enjoy camping with the comfort of a bed, inside the fort, already set up and ready to go. Learn more about camping at Ford Rodd Hill.
Get an "Insiders Look" at Fort Rodd Hill with Bob Campbell, Fort Rodd Hill's Collections Manager and Historic Weapons Supervisor.
603 Fort Rodd Hill Road
Canada V9C 2W8