View a list of upcoming Explorer Days and read our Explorer Day Etiquette below!

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October 13, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am PDT

Coast Salish Pit Cook!

Come to learn about traditional cooking methods used by the Coast Salish people. Please RSVP here:

October Explorer Day RSVP: Smells good! Coast Salish Pit Cook at Fort Rodd Hill

Camas and other root vegetables harvested from the conservation nursery will be cooked in the pit.

While these treats have already been spoken for,  the Songhees Seafood and & Steam food truck will also be on site all day offering a range of delicious Coast Salish inspired menu items for purchase.

WHEN: Saturday, October 13th, 9:45am to 11:45am

The event runs from 10am to 4pm, with a traditional welcome at 10am.  There will be dancing, storytelling and activity stations throughout the day. Please come by 9:45am so you don’t miss the traditional welcome!

WHERE: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites in Colwood. Meet at the Coast Salish carved archway that marks the entrance of the Garry Oak Learning Meadow.

Map at

– Please leave pets at home- they are not permitted in the park.
– Regular admission fees to the site will apply, $3.90 for adults (18+) and $3.40 for seniors. Children & youth (17 & under) get in for free.


October 13, 2018
9:45 am - 11:45 am PDT

Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
  • Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
  • Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.