Victoria in Capital, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast (North America)
Second World War Temporary Buildings
Bâtiments temporaires érigés durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale
Mobilized on August 26, 1939—two weeks before Canada declared war on Germany—troops sent to Fort Rodd Hill lived in tents until wooden barracks could be built. Out of more than twenty of these buildings at Fort Rodd Hill, only one remains on-site—the white wooden hut to your left, now public washrooms.
Mobilisés le 26 août 1939 - deux semaines seulement avant que le Canada ne déclare la guerre à l'Allemagne, les soldats stationnés à Fort Rodd Hill ont vécu dans des tentes jusqu'à ce qu'on termine des baraquements en bois. De la vingtaine de bâtiments érigés à Fort Rodd Hill à l'époque, il n'en reste plus qu'un, la baraque en bois blanche qui se trouve à votre gauche et abrite déscormais des toilettes publiques.
[Photo caption reads]
Royal Canadian Air Force photo taken from a height of 800 feet on October 20, 1941.
Photo du Corps d'aviation royal canadien prise d'une hauteur de 800 pieds le 20 octobre 1941.
Erected by Parks Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, World II. A significant day of the year for for this entry is August 26.
Location. 48° 25.955′ N, 123° 27.084′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria BC V9C 2W8, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Warrant Officers Married Quarters / Logement de l'adjudant (within shouting distance of this marker); Canteen / Cantine (within shouting distance of this marker); 1942 Willys Jeep / Jeep Willys de 1942 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure (within shouting distance of this marker); Repository / Manoeuvre du "repository" (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain (about 90 meters away); Officer's Quarters / Logements des officiers (about 90 meters away); Team Work / Travail d'equipe (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. Parks Canada website entry (Submitted on October 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Defending the Coast. CFB Esquimalt Naval Military Museum website entry (Submitted on October 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.