The City of Colwood sits on the shared traditional lands of the Coast Salish people. This land is defined by the 1850 Douglas Treaty with the Teechamitsa people. It is our honour to have the opportunity to build a strong working relationship with our Coast Salish neighbours that is based on trust, humility, kindness and respect for each other.

Songhees Nation
Esquimalt Nation
Scia'new Nation (Beecher Bay)
T’Sou-ke Nation

The Colwood waterfront is home to First Nations middens - shells, bones, utensils and artifacts that accumulated sometimes over thousands of years of people living in the area.
Learn more about middens.