Creating a vibrant, sustainable city that makes it easy to get around on foot or by bicycle is one of the goals laid out in Colwood's Official Community Plan. You will find well established trails like the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, which runs through Colwood and offers a smooth, scenic path into Victoria, or further west into the neighbouring community of Langford and on to Sooke. Whether you prefer a sunny walk along the beach or the peaceful protection of old growth forest, you will find parks and trails that offer hikes for all fitness and mobility levels in Colwood.
Walk the West Shore
Use the Walk the West Shore Guide to take full advantage of the natural beauty of Colwood and the surrounding the area. You'll find everything from breathtaking hilltop views to the crash of waves along a sandy beach, all linked by peaceful old growth forest. This guide is proudly brought to you by the Municipalities of Colwood, Metchosin, Highlands, Langford, View Royal, The Capital Regional District and West Shore Parks and Recreation Society.
A Guide to User Friendly Trails
In this Guide to User-Friendly Trails, you will find trails in Colwood and throughout the Capital Region that encourage people to walk, wheel, bike or hike successfully in the outdoors, whatever their mobility level. This guide may be one of the first of its kind in the province of British Columbia.
It was developed as a collaborative pilot project between the Intermunicipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, CRD Parks and West Shore Parks and Recreation with two grants: a 2010 Legacies Now/Measuring Up grant that allowed Westshore communities to make accessible improvements to local trails and a UBCM grant to develop the guide.