This historical site in Victoria is home to the old artillery fort that defended Victoria and the Naval base in Esquimalt. It was built in the 1890s and includes 3 gun batteries, underground magazines, command posts, searchlight placements, barracks and command posts–all of which can be explored. There are also video and audio stations through the site to fill you in on all the history and workings of the fort. People often pack lunch and take a half day to explore the fort and its beach while soaking up views of the Olympic mountains across the Juan de Fuca Strait.