Big guns boom at Fort Rodd Hill

Thunderous booms of cannons will echo across Fort Rodd Hill national historic site Sunday afternoon.

Thunderous booms of cannons will echo across Fort Rodd Hill national historic site Sunday afternoon.

Parks Canada is celebrating its 100th anniversary with firing demonstrations from a 105 mm cannon from the 5th B.C. Field Regiment, and a 12-pound field gun.

The fort will also host demonstrations of small arms fire from Second World War weaponry, as well as music and kids events.

A Sea King helicopter is scheduled to be on site for public display on main field of the fort — Parks Canada staff say it’s “95 per cent” certain the military will authorize the helicopter to attend.

Events kick off at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 21. Firing demos start at 2:45 p.m. Free entry at Fort Rodd Hill for military members, veterans and families from Aug. 19 to 21.


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