Fort Rodd Hill

Marcela Strasdas is painting at the In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society on Sept. 11 at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Colwood’s In Sight Festival celebrates local art, Indigenous culture

The festival was held at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

 

The Chris Millington Band is set to be one of the many entertainers and artists featured at the first-ever In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society. (Courtesy Arts and Culture Colwood Society)

Debut arts and culture festival coming to Fort Rodd Hill in Colwood

In Sight Festival is organized by Arts and Culture Colwood Society and set for Sept. 10-11

 

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

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)
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

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)
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).
Parks Canada is inviting the public to join them at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard National Historic Site for a special stargazing event on Aug. 10. (Photo contributed)

Take in the night sky in Colwood

Star-themed celebration features a number of experts

Parks Canada is inviting the public to join them at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard National Historic Site for a special stargazing event on Aug. 10. (Photo contributed)
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)
Learn to camp program returns to Colwood July 14 to 15

Learn to camp program returns to Colwood July 14 to 15

Annual program teaches camping basics at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard National Historic Sites

Learn to camp program returns to Colwood July 14 to 15
Canada’s 151st birthday deserves a giant cake

Canada’s 151st birthday deserves a giant cake

Celebrate Canada Day at Fort Rodd Hill

  • Jun 30, 2018
Canada’s 151st birthday deserves a giant cake
There will be a solstice picnic at Ford Rodd Hill June 21 where people can enjoy activities and watch the sun setting on the longest day of the year. (iStock photo)

Celebrate summer solstice at Ford Rodd Hill in Colwood

Activites for everyone while watching the sun set

  • Jun 20, 2018
There will be a solstice picnic at Ford Rodd Hill June 21 where people can enjoy activities and watch the sun setting on the longest day of the year. (iStock photo)
Canadians Gary Kangas (left to right), Mark Ivers, and Branko Diklitch in 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)

Fort Rodd Hill hosts annual historic military encampment

Equipment, uniforms and vehicle from Canada’s military past will be on display

Canadians Gary Kangas (left to right), Mark Ivers, and Branko Diklitch in 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)
Members of the public are invited to attend a Mother’s Day inspired tea party this weekend at the Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. (Photo courtesy of Parks Canada)

Mother’s Day tea party in Garry Oak meadow

Guests are encouraged to dress up and bring a picnic

Members of the public are invited to attend a Mother’s Day inspired tea party this weekend at the Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. (Photo courtesy of Parks Canada)
Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites are one of the best places in the region for a star gazing event. (Photo contributed)

Vandalism at Ford Rodd Hill caused $2,000 of damage

The incident is still under investigation

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites are one of the best places in the region for a star gazing event. (Photo contributed)
(Photo contributed)

Get your hands dirty or enjoy nature at your pace

Fort Rodd Hill hosts two days of events for volunteer week and Earth Day

(Photo contributed)
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)