Just 14 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 at the breathtaking Hatley Castle and Garden (X Mansion), with the ocean as it’s front yard and old growth forest trails for miles around it.  Or step back in time at the iconic Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse, where you can explore the first lighthouse built on Canada’s west coast.

Colwood is a family friendly community that is growing by leaps and bounds, with a new seaside neighbourhood at Royal Bay, complete with new homes and schools that will soon be accompanied by oceanfront dining and boutique shopping. A revitalization of the town centre at Colwood Corners is underway to create vibrant public places with new shops and eateries, as well as links to walking and cycling along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail and easy transit connections throughout the region.  It’s all part of Colwood’s focus on creating a connected community with a natural vibe.