British Columbia Travel Guide
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The City of Colwood is one of the most rapidly growing municipalities in the greater Victoria area. It is located l0 kilometers (6 miles) west of downtown Victoria in the largely residential area of the Western Communities.
Colwood has a rich history that begins with Coast Salish heritage followed by European settlement dating back to the 18th century. Visit Colwood's historic landmark Fisgard Lighthouse, constructed in 1860, at the base of what is now Fort Rodd Hill.
The original Colwood School was built on Sooke Road in 1874 on land donated by Arthur Peatt, a local farmer and Hatley Castle was built on the site in 1902. The castle is now the home of Royal Roads University and the gardens and grounds are a popular visitor attraction.
Colwood Things to Do