Colwood, British Columbia

What is Colwood, British Columbia known for?


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eng lhn-nhs bc fortroddhill index.aspx Fort Rodd Hill , another Canadian National Historic Site. Built by the British in the 1890s, this coast artillery fort was designed to defend Victoria and the Esquimalt Naval Base (CFB Esquimalt). Visitors come to explore the three gun batteries, underground magazines, command posts, guardhouses, barracks and searchlight emplacements that are the vestiges of a bygone era. Set on a wide open waterfront park near the Fisgard Lighthouse, visitors can see


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. One of Colwood's best known landmark is Hatley Castle (Hatley Park National Historic Site), now home to Royal Roads University. It is a Scottish Baronial mansion and grounds originally built as a residence for James Dunsmuir, Premier (Premier of British Columbia) and later Lieutenant Governor (Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia) of British Columbia. Colwood almost became the seat of the Crown of the Commonwealth realm in 1940, when, after the start

eng lhn-nhs bc fortroddhill index.aspx Fort Rodd Hill , another Canadian National Historic Site. Built by the British in the 1890s, this coast artillery fort was designed to defend Victoria and the Esquimalt Naval Base (CFB Esquimalt). Visitors come to explore the three gun batteries, underground magazines, command posts, guardhouses, barracks and searchlight emplacements that are the vestiges of a bygone era. Set on a wide open waterfront park near the Fisgard Lighthouse, visitors can see the sea and mountain views, go for bird watches and investigate the tide pools along the shoreline. The city has many regional amenities, including the City's waterfront at Esquimalt Lagoon which includes a National Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, The Q Centre, Royal Colwood Golf Club, Olympic View Golf Club and the library facilities for the Western Communities. As it lies geographically to the south of Victoria, Colwood is western Canada's southernmost city. Neighbourhoods of Colwood * Belmont Park * Colwood Corners * Esquimalt Lagoon * Hatley Park (Hatley Park (Greater Victoria)) * Wishart * Royal Roads * Triangle Mountain * Royal Bay * Latoria Walk Demographics Colwood had a population of 14,687 people in 2006, which was an increase of 6.9% from the 2001 census count. The median household income in 2005 for Colwood was $68,798, which is above the British Columbia provincial average of $52,709. The '''Western Communities''' or '''WestShore''' is a term used to describe the suburban municipalities of Colwood (Colwood, British Columbia), Langford (Langford, British Columbia), Metchosin (Metchosin, British Columbia) and The Highlands (Highlands, British Columbia). Greater Langford and unincorporated districts (unincorporated community) west of Esquimalt Harbour and Portage Inlet, and south of the Malahat (Malahat, British Columbia) in the Capital Regional District (CRD), Greater Victoria of British Columbia, Canada. The Town of View Royal (View Royal, British Columbia), which straddles Esquimalt Harbour, may also be included. It is an area of growing residential subdivisions, although farmland and substantial tracts of wilderness still predominate. established location Royal Roads University (formerly the Royal Roads Military College) in Colwood, British Columbia in Greater Victoria, British Columbia Canada type University Museum - Historic House Museum thumb Hatley Castle (File:Hatley Castle1.jpg) '''Hatley Park National Historic Site''' is located in Colwood, British Columbia in Greater Victoria. It is the site of Hatley Castle, a Classified Federal Heritage Building. Since 1995, the mansion and estate have been used for the public Royal Roads University. From the 1940s-1995, it was used for the Royal Roads Military College, a naval training facility.


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Colwood (Colwood, British Columbia), British Columbia, Canada broke_ground '''Bear Mountain Arena''' is in Colwood (Colwood, British Columbia), British Columbia, Canada. The arena was built in 2004, has 2781 seats and houses year round events for both hockey and lacrosse. With an additional floor capacity of 860 people this premier spectator facility can hold any type of event, from trade shows to major sporting and entertainment events. http: www.jdfrecreation.com activities.htm It is the home of the Victoria Shamrocks and the Victoria Grizzlies. It was the home of the Victoria Salmon Kings for the 2004–05 ECHL season. It has also hosted BCLA (British Columbia Lacrosse Association) provincial box lacrosse championships. The venue has hosted one of the biggest World Curling Tour events, the Bear Mountain Arena Curling Classic annually since 2006. It also played host to the training camps of the Vancouver Canucks in September 2007 as well as the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008. Greater Victoria Sooke (Sooke, British Columbia), Colwood (Colwood, British Columbia), Langford (Langford, British Columbia) - The trail was created in 1987 on the former right-of-way (Right-of-way (transportation)) of the Canadian National Railway, and runs through the communities of Sooke, Metchosin (Metchosin, British Columbia), Colwood (Colwood, British Columbia), Langford (Langford, British Columbia), View Royal (View Royal, British Columbia), Saanich (Saanich, British Columbia), and Victoria


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any type of event, from trade shows to major sporting and entertainment events. http: www.jdfrecreation.com activities.htm It is the home of the Victoria Shamrocks and the Victoria Grizzlies. It was the home of the Victoria Salmon Kings for the 2004–05 ECHL season. It has also hosted BCLA (British Columbia Lacrosse Association) provincial box lacrosse championships. The venue has hosted one of the biggest World Curling Tour events, the Bear


national research

as the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, part of the National Research Council (National Research Council (Canada)) of Canada, Victoria Butterfly Gardens and Centre of the Universe (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory) planetarium. BRC-HIA: Centre of the Universe - Public Observatory and Astronomy Centre The '''Western Communities''' or '''WestShore''' is a term used to describe the suburban municipalities of Colwood (Colwood, British Columbia), Langford (Langford, British Columbia), Metchosin (Metchosin, British Columbia) and The Highlands (Highlands, British Columbia). Greater Langford and unincorporated districts (unincorporated community) west of Esquimalt Harbour and Portage Inlet, and south of the Malahat (Malahat, British Columbia) in the Capital Regional District (CRD), Greater Victoria of British Columbia, Canada. The Town of View Royal (View Royal, British Columbia), which straddles Esquimalt Harbour, may also be included. It is an area of growing residential subdivisions, although farmland and substantial tracts of wilderness still predominate. established location Royal Roads University (formerly the Royal Roads Military College) in Colwood, British Columbia in Greater Victoria, British Columbia Canada type University Museum - Historic House Museum thumb Hatley Castle (File:Hatley Castle1.jpg) '''Hatley Park National Historic Site''' is located in Colwood, British Columbia in Greater Victoria. It is the site of Hatley Castle, a Classified Federal Heritage Building. Since 1995, the mansion and estate have been used for the public Royal Roads University. From the 1940s-1995, it was used for the Royal Roads Military College, a naval training facility.


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), British Columbia Capital H (Part 1) caption location Colwood (Colwood, British Columbia), British Columbia, Canada broke_ground '''Bear Mountain Arena''' is in Colwood (Colwood, British Columbia), British Columbia, Canada. The arena was built in 2004, has 2781 seats and houses year round events for both hockey and lacrosse. With an additional floor capacity of 860 people this premier spectator facility can hold


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Golf Club , Olympic View Golf Club and the library facilities for the Western Communities. As it lies geographically to the south of Victoria, Colwood is western Canada's southernmost city. Neighbourhoods of Colwood * Belmont Park * Colwood Corners * Esquimalt Lagoon * Hatley Park (Hatley Park (Greater Victoria)) * Wishart * Royal Roads * Triangle Mountain * Royal Bay * Latoria Walk Demographics Colwood had a population of 14,687

. There is one middle school: Dunsmuir. There is also an alternative school program called Pacific Secondary School. (Formerly WON western opportunity network) Colwood will soon have its own new high school in the newly developed royal bay area. Colwood is also home to Royal Roads University. History thumb right Esquimalt Lagoon Sign, Colwood, British Columbia (File:Esquimalt Lagoon Sign, Colwood, British Columbia.jpg) Esquimalt Lagoon is a beach and wildlife preserve with a view of Hatley Castle

Columbia Saanich , Esquimalt (Esquimalt, British Columbia), Oak Bay (Oak Bay, British Columbia), View Royal (View Royal, British Columbia), Highlands (Highlands, British Columbia), Colwood (Colwood, British Columbia), Langford (Langford, British Columbia), Central Saanich (Central Saanich, British Columbia) Saanichton (Saanichton, British Columbia), North Saanich (North Saanich, British Columbia), Sidney (Sidney, British Columbia), Metchosin (Metchosin, British Columbia), Sooke


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. There is one middle school: Dunsmuir. There is also an alternative school program called Pacific Secondary School. (Formerly WON western opportunity network) Colwood will soon have its own new high school in the newly developed royal bay area. Colwood is also home to Royal Roads University. History thumb right Esquimalt Lagoon Sign, Colwood, British Columbia (File:Esquimalt Lagoon Sign, Colwood, British Columbia.jpg) Esquimalt Lagoon is a beach and wildlife preserve with a view of Hatley Castle


century light

a real 19th century light and capture some of the feeling of ships wrecked and lives saved. Built by the British in 1860, when Vancouver Island was not yet part of Canada, Fisgard's red brick house and white tower has stood faithfully at the entrance to Esquimalt Harbour. Once a beacon for the British Royal Navy's Pacific Squadron, today Fisgard still marks home base for the Maritime Forces Pacific of the Royal Canadian Navy. Colwood is also home to historic

Colwood, British Columbia

'''Colwood''' is a city located on Vancouver Island to the southwest of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia), capital of British Columbia. Colwood was incorporated in 1985 and has a population of approximately 15,000 people. Colwood lies within the boundaries of the Victoria Census Metropolitan area or Capital Regional District, in a region called the Western Communities, or the West Shore. It is one of the 13 component municipalities of Greater Victoria.

One of Colwood's best known landmark is Hatley Castle (Hatley Park National Historic Site), now home to Royal Roads University. It is a Scottish Baronial mansion and grounds originally built as a residence for James Dunsmuir, Premier (Premier of British Columbia) and later Lieutenant Governor (Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia) of British Columbia. Colwood almost became the seat of the Crown of the Commonwealth realm in 1940, when, after the start of World War II, the government planned to relocate King George VI (George VI of the United Kingdom), Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon), and their children, Princesses Elizabeth (Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom) and Margaret (Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon), to the castle for protection. But they decided to stay in London and Windsor, near the European front. The government transferred the estate to the Canadian Armed Forces. It adapted the site for use as Royal Roads Military College, a naval training facility from 1941-mid-1990s. The military college was closed in the 1990s, and the estate is now the campus of the public Royal Roads University, which opened in 1995. The original residence is surrounded by extensive formal gardens, including a featured Japanese garden.

The Fisgard Lighthouse in Colwood is one of Canada's National Historic Sites. There hasn't been a keeper here since the light was automated in 1929, but every year many thousands of visitors step inside a real 19th century light and capture some of the feeling of ships wrecked and lives saved. Built by the British in 1860, when Vancouver Island was not yet part of Canada, Fisgard's red brick house and white tower has stood faithfully at the entrance to Esquimalt Harbour. Once a beacon for the British Royal Navy's Pacific Squadron, today Fisgard still marks home base for the Maritime Forces Pacific of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Colwood is also home to historic Fort Rodd Hill, another Canadian National Historic Site. Built by the British in the 1890s, this coast artillery fort was designed to defend Victoria and the Esquimalt Naval Base (CFB Esquimalt). Visitors come to explore the three gun batteries, underground magazines, command posts, guardhouses, barracks and searchlight emplacements that are the vestiges of a bygone era. Set on a wide open waterfront park near the Fisgard Lighthouse, visitors can see the sea and mountain views, go for bird watches and investigate the tide pools along the shoreline.

The city has many regional amenities, including the City's waterfront at Esquimalt Lagoon which includes a National Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, The Q Centre, Royal Colwood Golf Club, Olympic View Golf Club and the library facilities for the Western Communities. As it lies geographically to the south of Victoria, Colwood is western Canada's southernmost city.

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