There are number of places of tourist attraction in and around the Vancouver Island in general and Victoria British Columbia in particular. Victoria is popular for its cultural and historical tradition like gardens, historical sites, Parliament Buildings, marine and wildlife; Fort Rodd Hill National Historical Park and Fisguard Lighthouse are amongst the places of tourist attraction.
The Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Park is located on Esquimalt Harbor at about distance of 15 minutes from our Victoria b&b. The famous Fisguard Lighthouse is also within the close vicinity of the hills. This place is considered most suitable for enjoying your week ends. You can enjoy playing soccer or Frisbee in the huge grounds existing in the area of hill parks. There is provision of picnic tables spread all over the park area. The Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Park has the facility of short hiking trail running alongside the beach. The trail travels through the sentry post into the woods where you can find searchlight emplacements and a machine gun post. The first thing you should do after entering the gates of Fort Rodd Hill National Historical Park is to get yourself familiarize with the history of Fort Rodd Hills through the video displays provided at the entrance. After this visit the guardhouse and underground ammunition store at the place called Upper Battery. Then visit the Lower Battery. Planning room in the Lower Battery is quiet educational. You can enjoy spectacular view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and ships approaching towards the costs of Victoria from the place called Belmont Battery. Visiting these historical places will help you in understanding the history of Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Park.
Once you have enjoyed the spectacular view of Esquimalt Lagoon from the Belmont Battery the trail there will take you to the beach. On the beach there are picnic tables and you can experience the beachcombing. The beach also provides you an opportunity to witness the races of sail boats from Esquimalt Harbor especially on sunny weekends.
When you visit the Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Park and Fisguard Lighthouse make sure that you have sufficient time to spend there. You will encountered by number of historical places and buildings during your visit. Becoming familiarized with the history of this historical site, through videos and displays, takes few hours. You should have adequate time to wander through the various buildings in the premises of the park and also to achieve your main goal of spending a day with your family members or friends. If you are lucky you may have to spend some more time for listening to the military band played in the park. The Fort Rodd Hill National Historical Park and Fisguard Lighthouse provides opportunity of educational enhancement for your children apart from the enjoying week end or picnic. The park has the facility for parking and even wheelchair access.
Fort Rodd Hill is only 15 minute away from our Victoria Bed & Breakfast inn. If you drive down Yates St pass Johnson Bridge into Esquimalt. followimg Esquimalt Avenue, you will easy to access the destination Or you can accessed off Highway 1, take the Colwood exit or off Highway 1A, onto Ocean Boulevard. These two adjoining National Historic Sites are only 14 Kilometers away from Downtown Victoria.Call today, Our Victoria B&B inn staff will help you planning your historical trip.