Causeway Rehabilitation

Parks Canada is proposing to rehabilitate the pedestrian causeway that connects Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site to Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site on Fisgard Island. Over the last decade, the condition of the causeway has been in steady decline due to wave action associated with winter storm surges and sea level rise. The causeway is now in failing condition, threatening the safety of both visitors and staff.

Parks Canada seeks to upgrade the causeway to withstand sea level rise and wave action, thereby extending it's lifetime by 80 years. The work will involve placing new armour rock and constructing a new roadbed and retaining wall to withstand sea level rise. These upgrades will increase the footprint of the causeway within the waterbody. Construction is proposed to happen during low tides in August 2024. Parks Canada will complete a basic impact assessment to assess potential impacts to fish and fish habitat, terrestrial archaeology, cultural landscapes, and aquatic Species at Risk. The basic impact assessment will incorporate standard and site-specific measures to avoid and minimize potential impacts to natural and cultural resources based on advice from First Nations partners, biologists, cultural resource advisors, and terrestrial archaeologists.

Due to the nature of the work occurring within the waterbody, the project is currently undergoing a Request for Review by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans under the Fisheries Act.


Latest update

May 07, 2024 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
Parks Canada
603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd
Victoria, British Columbia V9C 2W8
Telephone: 250-478-5849

  • Location

    • Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site of Canada (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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