Fort Rodd Hill Rating Hike in VictoriaFort Rodd Hill is astonishingly beautiful and incredibly interesting as a tourist attraction in Victoria that most never see.  This fact is amazing as it is wonderful and unquestionably, or at least arguably, as good or better than any other attraction around.  And at $3.90, what a phenomenal deal.  You can crawl all over all the real pre World War I era defensive structures and even play with, and all but fire a genuine World War II Anti-Aircraft Gun... which astonishingly is in the parking lot.

  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsBeautiful park setting
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsAmazing historic fortifications
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsLots of attractions in the park
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  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsKids love the wide open spaces
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsWonderful ocean/beach views
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsNice drive out of the city
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsSleep in the park for just $120!
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsAccess fee is absurdly cheap!
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Fort Rodd Hill has so much to see it spills onto the parking lot.  What unbelievable place!  Though you could make your way through at a rushed pace in about 30 minutes, expect to take over two hours at a moderate pace as there is such an astonishingly huge amount to see.

Real fortifications from a century ago as if frozen in time.  Thick cement walls that indestructible.  Gun slits in the metre thick walls that you can peer through as though you had to defend the fort yourself.

Some buildings even have sound effects as you walk in.  The enormous anti-ship guns are still in place.  These monstrous barrels pointing out to sea as if still looking for invading ships to fire upon.  About the only drawback to Fort Rodd Hill is that you can't bring your dog with you, but this is for a pretty amazing reason.  Once in a while you will spot deer roaming the grounds, so allowing dogs in the park would cause quite a disturbance!

Fort Rodd Hill is open everyday of the year except December 25, 26 and January 1st.  Opening hours are 10am to 530pm March to October and closing at 430pm October to February.  Many of the interesting(indoor) buildings are closed in the off season.  So you may be disappointed if you show up in November to not see a couple indoor things. For the most part, the park is a beautiful outdoor park, so year-round it is great to visit.  Make sure you get there well before closing to enjoy everything.  If you arrive at the door after 3pm, you will already be too late to enjoy the visit! Also, they close the entrance at least a half hour before closing, so if you show up at 4pm in the off season or 5pm the rest of the year, you won't get in.

Parking Directions to Fort Rodd Hill Historic Park

From Downtown Victoria follow Douglas Street until it becomes the Trans Canada Highway, follow this for 5k then take the Colwood Exit (Exit 10).  Follow this for 2k then turn left onto Ocean Boulevard and follow the signs to Fort Rodd Hill Historic Site.  Fort Rodd Hill is located on a surprisingly beautiful ocean setting and if you drive past the entrance to the park you will come to Esquimalt Lagoon.  This beautiful stretch of sandy beach is a much loved hidden gem.  A gorgeous sandy beach with weather beaten logs strewn about.  Scuba divers often walk straight out from the beach to dive in this area full of life.

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