100 Places | Canada | Travel

№ 20 – Fisgard Lighthouse, British Columbia, Canada

May 14, 2014

Of all the light­hous­es I’ve ever vis­it­ed, Fis­gard Light­house in British Columbia is my most favourite one to date. When I think of a light­house I would like to live in, an image of this light­house would appear in my mind. There is some­thing very appeal­ing and, dare I say, very roman­tic about it.

His­tor­i­cal­ly, Fis­gard Light­house is the first light­house on the west coast of Canada. It was built in 1860 on Fis­gard Island out of mate­ri­als shipped from Britain. In 1950–51, a cause­way was built out to Fis­gard Island from the shore of Van­cou­ver Island at Fort Rodd Hill by the Cana­di­an Army.

We saw a deer at the park­ing lot of Fort Rodd Hill! You have to walk through the fortress to get to the light­house. The fortress was also pret­ty inter­est­ing. We learned a bit more about Cana­di­an his­to­ry there. It was a love­ly spot that seemed to be under-appre­ci­at­ed, but may­be it was only because we were there on a week day.

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