A look at history by lantern light

Rick Stiebel/News Staff

What the flicker is going on?

The Lantern Tour on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Fort Rodd Hill takes visitors back in time circa 1897 to 1956 for a lantern-lit tour, brought to life by volunteers with the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-enactors Association (VEMRA).

Guided tours leave every 15 minutes from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Visitors should be prepared and comfortable walking in the dark at the event, which is suitable for all ages. Because the Lantern Tour sells out every year, organizers recommend purchasing tickets well before the event. Tickets are advance only and cost $13.90 for adults, $13.40 for seniors, and $10 for youth and annual pass holders. They can be purchased at lanterntour2019.brownpapertickets.com.

Check out pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/fortroddhill/activ/activ5 for a look at upcoming events and fall programs.

Parks Canada is grateful for the significant contributions by the volunteers with VEMRA for making many of the historic events at Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse Historic Sites possible.

READ ALSO: Community helps fund dreams through Moms and Mentors

rick.stiebel@goldstreamgazette.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich high school student wins free educational trip through Europe

Beaverbrook Vimy Prize centers on First, Second World War history

Province recognizes three Greater Victoria residents for work to combat racism

The three residents were recognized during the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards

Tour de Rock alum is newest Oak Bay Police officer

Const. Derek Brand did nine years as volunteer reserve officer

Serious crash closes Six Mile Road on Sunday afternoon

Road closed between Atkins Ave and Old Island Highway

VIDEO: Injured bald eagle rescued in B.C. First Nations community

Bird suspected injured in fight, whisked off to Coquitlam rehab

B.C.’s Central Kootenay region declares state of emergency, issues evacuation orders

The evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

‘I’m afraid’: Witnesses of wolf attack on senior near Prince Rupert worried about safety

Frank Russ shows where the unprovoked wolf attacked his father

Protesters prepare to rally against racism in front of Vancouver Art Gallery

Rally is in response to the deaths of black Americans and a Toronto woman

Man dies in ATV accident south of Nanaimo

Incident happened on backroad Friday night in Nanaimo Lakes area

Protesters rally against anti-black, Indigenous racism in Toronto

Police estimated the crowd to be between 3,500 and 4,000 and said there was no violence

Feds earmark $1.5M to support recovery of B.C., Indigenous tourism

B.C. money will be split between Vancouver Island and Indigenous tourism

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters U.S.

Tens of thousands marched to protest the death of George Floyd

Surrey mayor’s party under fire for ‘sickening’ tweet accusing northern B.C. RCMP of murder

Mayor Doug McCallum says tweet, Facebook post ‘sent out by unauthorized person’

Most Read