__ __ __ |--|__|--|__|--| | | C I T Y O F | | | | C O L W O O D |--------------| | | /\ //\ | | /\\ // \ | _ | // \ //\ \ __ __ __| | | | ///\ \\// \\ |--|__|--|__|--| |_| | ////\\\\// \\ \ | | | / //\\ \///\\ \ | | | / / /\ \ // \ \\ | | _ | // // \\\ \ \ \\\ |==============| | | |// / / \ \ \\\ \\\\ | __ __ |_| |// /// \\ \\/\\ \\\\ | | | | |__ | |__|__| | | | | | Incorporated | | | |______ -------|--| 1985 ==================================================================== The City of Colwood is largely a residential, suburban community located 12 km west of Victoria City. One of the Western Communities, it is bounded by Langford, View Royal and Metchosin. The economic base is service to the residents of the surrounding area. Employment opportunities consist of retailing, personal and professional services. The two gravel and sand processing operations cover a significant area but provide limited local employment. Major retail centers are at Colwood Corners, with anchors of a new London Drugs and a Fairway Food Store. Nearby CANWEST Mall is in neighbouring Langford. Down the popular "Colwood Strip" are several car dealerships and the CRD's Juan de Fuca Recreation Center. Features of the Rec Center are the two large ice surfaces for skating and curling, an indoor pool, as well as the Golf course, our new Commonwealth Cycling Velodrome and Lawn Bowls. Access to Colwood by car, by driving south on the Island Highway, turn right at the light at Millstream Ave., then left at the light at Goldstream. Goldstream Ave takes you to Colwood Corners. Coming out from town you have the choice of taking the island highway north to the new interchange at the Hwy #1/ 1A and taking the 1A offramp west passed the 6mile pub up the 'strip' to Colwood Corners. Or you can come out Hwy 1A from Esquimalt or Saanich, through View Royal to the same 6 Mile pub. Coming from Sooke, you keep on Sooke Rd (Hwy 14) past the Royal Roads University on to Colwood Corners. The daily E&N dayliner (north & south bound) goes through Langford. BC Transit has a major Bus Exchange at the Juan de Fuca Rec. Center, and another in Langford at the CANWEST Mall.