We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Let's show it off!

During the month of May, 2014, residents and visitors to Colwood were invited to submit a 'selfie' showing their favourite place in Colwood. The results were fantastic!

Check out our weekly winners!

See all the submissions in our Community Photo Gallery.


You can never have too many castles or lighthouses!

Send us a shot of your visit to one of the majestic national historic sites in Colwood. Hatley Castle has been featured in many films - you may remember it from the X-Men movies. Home to Royal Roads University, it draws visitors from around the globe. (Bonus points for shots with peacocks!) Fisgard Lighthouse at Fort Rodd Hill is another picturesque Colwood location. We'd love to see you there!

Submit a selfie from your hike, workout or activity

In Colwood, recreation is all around us. Miles of ocean beachfront and trails through old growth forest are great places to walk, jog and cycle. Lots of fitness classes use the natural environment of hills, logs rocks and sandy beach for workouts. Show us your stuff!

Visiting West Shore Parks & Recreation? Snap a few while you are at the arena, playing fields, tennis courts, golf course, seniors centre, library, swimming pool, fitness facilities, lacrosse box, lawn bowling pitch, bmx track or ziplining! And if you are hitting the greens at Royal Colwood or Olympic View, show us your backswing!

Special places you want to share

What's your go-to spot for coffee? Where do you grab a bite with friends? Got a special route you like to stroll? A tree you often admire? A sign that gives you a chuckle? A view that inspires you? We'd love you to share it.

Gardens, too!

As Victoria's 'Bloomingest Community', we are famous for our gardens! Whether it's a full on flower fest, a vegetable garden you are proud of or just a pretty pot of herbs or flowers, smile with the blooms.

Colwood. It's the place to be. Live here. Love it.

We're a City that has big plans that will ensure we 'grow with soul' in a way that will continually enhance community, recreation and culture in all that we do, from the businesses we attract to the way we design our streets, trails and public spaces. Show us what matters to you so we can nurture and bring out more of the things we love.

How the contest worked

There were three ways to enter:

  • Submit a photo to our I Love Colwood selfie contest page, then encourage friends and family members to vote for it.
  • Use hashtag #ilovecolwood when you post a selfie on twitter, facebook or instagram!
  • Submit a photo through our Community Photo Gallery submission form.

Beginning in May, weekly prize winners were treated to gift certificates for valued local businesses. One grand prize winner was chosen to take home an iPad at the end of the contest on May 31, 2014. Read the contest guidelines.

(Representatives of the City of Colwood and their immediate family members are encouraged to submit their selfies, but are not eligible to win prizes.)