The Fisgard Lighthouse is the first lighthouse constructed on Canada's west coast and it is still operational. It is preserved in the Fisgard Lighthouse Historical Site near the city of Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. It was built in 1860 before Vancouver Island was officially part of Canada. We visited on a day when the wind was fiercely blowing and it was quite chilly. The amount of drift wood on the shore indicates the severity of the storms that pass this way.