Colwood has a rich history and is proud to be home to many national historic, cultural and environmental points of interest that attract people from around the globe. These amazing landmarks sit in the most beautiful surroundings and bring to life the stories of First Nations peoples, marine and naval history, and the caring community built here by early settlers.

Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt

Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt is Canada’s Pacific Coast naval base. It encompasses 12,000 acres and 1,500 buildings. Some CFB Esquimalt programs and services are operated out of the Colwood jetty and facilities at the end of Wilfert Road.... read more

Coast Collective Art Centre

Coast Collective Art Centre is the heart of arts and culture on the Westshore. A beautiful setting offering a gift shop, gallery shows, events, art classes and more. read more

Hatley Gardens

Hatley Park, which is now the site of Royal Roads University, is home to one of the most exquisite gardens in Canada. Nestled in an old growth forest, the Hatley Castle is adjacent to the Esquimalt Lagoon and the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the... read more

Colwood Waterfront & Esquimalt Lagoon

Esquimalt Lagoon features miles of breathtaking ocean beachfront with a view across to the City of Victoria at one end and the amazing snow capped peaks of the Olympic Mountains at the other. ... read more

Fire Fighter's Museum

The Historical Society promotes the preservation and restoration of both the history and the firefighting artifacts of the local communities, through the operation of a museum and education center built adjacent to the fire station. This facility... read more

Galloping Goose

Cycle, stroll, jog, in-line skate, walk the dog, push a stroller, even ride a horse along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. Formerly a railway line, the... read more

St. John the Baptist Church

Centennial 1913 – 2013
 St. John the Bapitst Church is a beautifully restored non-denominational heritage Church, nestled next to the Pioneer Cemetery on Glencairn Lane in Colwood.  The City of Colwood recently celebrated 100 years of Community... read more

Cole Island

Historic Cole Island is located in Esquimalt Harbour just off Colwood's shore. The beautiful island is easily accessed by boat and is a favourite stop for kayakers and family picnics and community events. Historically, Cole Island was strategically... read more

Fort Rodd Hill

Colwood is home to historic Fort Rodd Hill, a Canadian National Historic Site. Built by the British in the 1890's, this coast artillery fort was... read more

Fisgard Lighthouse

The first lighthouse on Canada's west coast is still in operation! Fisgard Lighthouse is one of Canada's National Historic Sites. There hasn't been a... read more

Hatley Castle

Royal Roads University is home to Hatley Castle and its stunning Japanese, Italian and Rose gardens. It is surrounded by federally owned lands with miles of walking trails that weave throughout the protected old-growth forest. Hatley Castle was... read more