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FISGUARD LIGHTHOUSE & HATLEY CASTLE

FORT RODD HILL LIGHTHOUSE AND HATLEY CASTLE AND GARDENS

NATIONAL HISTORICAL SITES

LEVEL OF ACTIVITY: Moderate Activity

TOUR DESCRIPTION: Enjoy a scenic drive to the city of Victoria to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisguard Light house National Historical Site. Once we arrive a site guide will greet us and take us on a tour. Fort Rodd Hill is one of the worlds's best preserved - and most complete examples of it's kind. Consisting entirely of original structures, with minimal restoration. From 1878 to 1956 it was a system of artillery positions guarding the Victoria and Esquimalt Harbour. The Fisguard Light house is nationally important as the first lighthouse on Canada's rocky West Coast since 1860. You will see the entire fort and tour the lighthouse. After the tour we will have a picnic lunch before boarding the Coach to Hatley Castle and Gardens. Arriving at the castle you will have a site guided tour around the Castle and Gardens This beautiful castle was completed in 1908, James Dunsmuir commissioned Samuel Maclure, a Victorian architect to design the Castle. Local stone and Saturna Island sandstone was used in the construction. The estate now serves as the Royal Roads University. These picturesque locations both have spectacular views of the Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains

TOUR DURATION: 8 hour's average

TOUR CAPACITY/Tour:
We can accommodate groups of all sizes. Please note this price for complete on site guided tours is based on 25 people minimum.

OPERATIONAL: Year round weather permitting

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING: Comfortable walking shoes with good tread, camera, warm clothing dress for the weather.

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