Royal Roads University


Royal Roads University at Hatley Castle in Colwood draws professionals from around the globe for its high quality, innovative, post-secodary education designed for working professionals and career-focused students. Their vision is to connect people, ideas and experiences to change lives and the world. Online collaborative distance education combined with on-campus residencies create a vibrant learning experience where personal growth is as important as academic achievement.

Inviting the world to Colwood

Royal Roads is an important and valued Colwood partner. With more than 20,500 alumni who are active 60 countries throughout the world, the university brings positive international attention to our community. The university is involved in economic development on Vancouver Island and is a key stakeholder in building a sustainable and propserous Colwood economy.  

Partnering on solutions

Faculty and student researchers work directly with City staff on key issues and initiatives in areas of economic development, sustainability and innovative technology. Students research and identify challenges and provide potential solutions. The City benefits from the research and proposals, and the students benefit from the application of their learning while they attain their degrees. 

A Colwood community landmark

Colwood is proud to be home to Hatley Castle and Hatley Gardens, which draw tourists from around the globe. The vast forested grounds surrounding Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University are also a well-used recreational amenity for Colwood residents. Trails run from Colwood's City Centre to Lagoon Road and reach from Esquimalt Lagoon up to Sooke Road. The many paths and trails that meander through incredible old growth forest act as an active transportation route through the City as well as an important connection to nature, where visitors can experiences some of the Capital Region's largest Douglas Fir trees. 

Contact Information

2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2

(250) 391-2600

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