Here are some fast facts about Colwood:

  • Colwood is a seaside community set along more that 5 km of ocean waterfront. 
  • Colwood has a population of just over 17,000 people in approximately 6,500 private households.
  • Colwood's population is set to increase 55% by the year 2038, to a population of 26,265. 
  • Colwood's workforce is highly educated and Colwood residents have a higher median household income than neighbouring communities.
  • The majority of working individuals hold occupations in sales and service; business, finance and administration; education, law, and community and government services.
  • There are well over 500 businesses in Colwood, including home based businesses.
  • Employment opportunities are project to increase by 83.7% in Colwood by 2038.*
  • The BC Transit Futures Plan identifies the Island Highway in Colwood as an exclusive corridor for a rapid transit network running from Victoria's Inner Harbour to the heart of Colwood.
  • Colwood is home to one university, one high school, two middle schools, four elementary schools, including one french immersion school as well as alternative education programs and an innovative nature preschool. See the Education page.
  • Colwood boasts three national historic sites: Hatley Castle, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse.
  • Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood is a national migratory bird sanctuary.
  • Colwood is home to three golf courses: Royal Colwood Golf Club, Olympic View Golf Course and Juan de Fuca Golf Course, with Bear Mountain Resort just 10km away.
  • There are more than 52 parks in Colwood. Check out a few on our Parks & Trails page.
  • Colwood's Official Community Plan outlines how the City is working toward it's vision as a spectacular seaside community set apart by its outstanding natural setting and exceptional quality of life.
  • See just a few of the City's recent awards and achievements.

See the Statistics Canada 2016 Census Profile for the City of Colwood to learn more.