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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

Le Phare Fisgard, Lieu Historique National

 
 
Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
1. Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site Marker
Inscription.

Fisgard Lighthouse was built in 1860 as the first permanent light on the west coast of Canada. Although administered together with Fort Rodd Hill, it is a separate national historic site. There is no historic connection between the two structures.

The lighthouse now contains exhibits on shipwrecks, navigation and the growth of the west coast lighthouse system. Various lenses and lightkeeping tools are also on display.

Your most direct route to Fisgard is by the path that leads around the left side of the Lower Battery wall. It is about a ten-minute walk from here.
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Le phare Fisgard, construit en 1860, est le premier phare permanent de la côte ouest du Canada. Bien qu’il dépende de la meme administration que le fort Rodd Hill, il constitue un lieu historique national à part. Il n’y a aucun rapport historique entre les deux ouvrages.

De nos jours, le phare abrite des expositions sur les naufrages de bateaux, sur la navigation et sur le developpement du réseau de phares de la côte ouest. On y présente aussi une sélection de lentilles et d’équipement de gardien de phare.

Pour vous rendre au phare Fisgard, le chemin le plus court est celui qui longe, sur sa gauche, le mur d’enceinte de la batterie inférieure. Cela
Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
2. Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site Marker
Lower Battery wall in background
prend environ dix minutes de marche.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Location. 48° 25.99′ N, 123° 27.222′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Touch for map. Marker is along the trail leading to the Upper Battery at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria, British Columbia V9C 2W8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upper, Lower, Belmont Batteries (a few steps from this marker); Upper Battery / Batterie supérieure (within shouting distance of this marker); Coast Defence Artillery Positions: 1878-1956 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Guardhouse / Corps de garde (within shouting distance of this marker); Defensible Wall / Mur défensif (within shouting distance of this marker); Victoria-Esquimalt Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); "Ack Ack" (Anti-Aircraft) Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Heavy Metal and Drugs-in 1912? / La machinerie lourde en 1912... (within shouting distance of this marker). 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. (Submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fisgard Lighthouse Historic Site. (Submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Fisgard BC. (Submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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