Public opinion solicited for Colwood Fisgard Lighthouse and Fort Rodd Hill sites – Peninsula News Review

With a draft management plan completed for Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites in Colwood, Parks Canada is asking the public to comment on its proposals for the popular park.

The draft plan outlines a 10-year vision for the site and outlines how Parks Canada aims to achieve its goals of maintaining the coastal landmark.

High priorities are the conservation of cultural and natural heritage, as well as the lighthouse and historic military infrastructure.

The lighthouse, built in 1860, is one of the only intact 19th-century coastal military fortifications in Canada, according to Parks Canada. Both the fort and the lighthouse were designated National Historic Sites by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in 1958, and Parks Canada resumed operations in 1962.

Since then, the site has added the Garry Oak Learning Meadow and seven historic nature trail signs that reflect Aboriginal culture have been installed.

For more information and to sign up to provide feedback on the plan, visit let’s talkparkscanadawestcoast.ca.


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