About Colwood

Just 10 kilometers from BC’s capital city of Victoria, Colwood is home to more than 5 kilometers of continuous ocean beachfront set against the panoramic backdrop of Mount Baker and the Olympic Mountains. Surrounded by lush, green parks and forest trails, Colwood attracts people who enjoy a healthy lifestyle immersed in the beauty of nature.

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In Colwood, you can wander around one of the most beautiful castles in the world, and step back in time visiting the first lighthouse built on the west coast. The breathtaking Hatley Castle and Gardens, set along the ocean and surrounded by forest, makes visitors feel they’ve stepped into a fairy tale. The gorgeous Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse allows visitors to wander through history, exploring bunkers, climbing up the battery, taking aim with the cannon and enjoying a hands on look around the iconic lighthouse.

Colwood has seen incredible growth and change with a 419 acre waterfront development at Royal Bay, where a new high school opened in September 2015. This is to be followed by new homes and a waterfront village. Royal Bay, along with several major developments in the city centre will bring positive changes to the city that will continue to attract new businesses with a focus on creating a connected community that emphasizes walking and cycling.