250-858-7308
1-800-730-4790

We have just had three nights B&B at Birds of a Feather and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The furnishing and views are out of this...
- Shirley & Ken
We had such a wonderful time in the family room (#3). The room was perfect - comfortable beds, lots of space, cozy bathrobes and the...
- Laura, Mark and Ari (age 13)
Thank you for the wonderful visit.  My guy and I are celebrating our one year here and definitely would come back.
- Alisa and Ron
This has a been a beautiful place to relax and enjoy God's creation. I taught my girsl about God's plan and purpose for their lives -...
- Janet, Hannah & Julia
Excellent spot, we would reccommend to anyone- especially when the sun is shining!
- John & Gill Lorains
Back 10 years later for our anniversary and as lovely as ever.
- Roanne & Jeremy
I came for a visit to see my sister who is staying here. I will be back with my husband to stay in this room, what a beautiful view!
- JOLENE
What a wonderful, peaceful place - we enjoyed it immensely! The view and area are beautiful. I've appreciated your hospitality,...
- Simon, Alice, Nancy, Coreen
It was a pleasant stay. Dieter & Papada, thank you very much for your wonderful hospitality. You have a beautiful place and we had...
- ULRICH & JALANKA
Great stay, beautiful area, and hope to see you again! Thanks. 
- Bernie and Renee

Royal Roads University RRU Short Term Residencies

Royal Roads Short Term Weekly Residencies and Faculty discounted 20%  (November - May)

Quiet | Privacy | strong wi-fi | Lap top friendly work space | fully equipped Studio Suite kitchenettes, and Condo Suite full kitchen | walk, bike or paddle next door to RRU

Virtually sound-proof (suites 1, 2 &  3), quiet, luxurious and affordable furnished private RRU short term residences with wi-fi for RRU faculty and students. Birds of a Feather B&B and Vacation Rentals in Colwood is located on the same foreshore of the Esquimalt Lagoon as our neighbour Royal Roads University.

We built these units specifically with RRU accommodations in mind. No one is walking on the floor above your head, no loud children - no loud anything - you won't be disturbed in any manner, and you'll come home each day to a welcoming and study-friendly environment. Please take a moment to read some of our RRU student and faculty reviews.

RRU Accommodation Rates - Breakfast not included

  • If you are an RRU student, or faculty and staying alone then please ask us for your 20% discount Promo Code only applicable from November through April by sending us something to prove you are a current RRU student, or faculty
  • Does NOT apply to the Budget Small Room which is already priced low
  • If you are bringing family / friends, or sharing with other students then please select one of our discounted weekly Vacation Rentals in the Booking selection.

Virtually sound-proof, quiet, luxurious and affordable furnished private RRU condo residences with wi-fi for RRU faculty and students. Birds of a Feather B&B and Vacation Rentals in Colwood is located on the same foreshore of the Esquimalt Lagoon as our neighbour Royal Roads University.

We built these units specifically with RRU accommodations in mind. No one is walking on the floor above your head, no loud children - no loud anything - you won't be disturbed in any manner, and you'll come home each day to a welcoming and study-friendly environment.

  • Free Parking | wi-fi and broadband | laundry facilities | sound-proof suites - the budget rooms are not soundproof
  • If you need to change rooms to make your dates work, no problem, we'll work with you to find a solution.

Amenities include:

  • Wi-fi broadband internet connection
  • full ensuite private bathrooms
  • study desk and chair
  • free parking
  • lots of windows for natural light
  • studio suites 1 and 2  each have kitchenettes fully equipped, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, BBQ.
  • condo suite 3 has a fully equipped full kitchen:
  • laundry facilities
  • weekly maid / cleaning service
  • no smoking property

We are within walking / biking distance to the University. You can also use one of our canoes or kayaks to go dock-to-dock from our B&B to Royal Roads University. Courtesy mountain bicycles are also available to our guests. RRU has one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada. Overlooking the majestic Olympic Mountains, Hatley Park is designated a National Historic Site by the federal government.

RRU Private Residences
Phone: +1 (250) 391-8889
Toll Free: 1-800-730-4790
victoria@birdsofafeather.ca

Royal Roads University map of grounds

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Royal Roads University RRU

RRU is the only public university in Canada with an entire mandate that exclusively encompasses applied and professional programs and applied research - and offers learning (both in content and delivery) specifically designed for people focused on their careers through applied and professional programs. Most programs are at the master degree level, although we also offer leading-edge undergraduate completion programs in commerce, science, justice studies, and applied communication, as well as an increasing number of graduate diploma, graduate and executive certificate, and professional development programs. RRU's programs are based on our four founding themes: entrepreneurship and management, leadership and learning, environmental sustainability, and conflict resolution.

RRU was founded in 1995 with the proclamation of the Royal Roads University Act. "Accreditation" is not a term that generally applies to universities in Canada. Royal Roads is authorized to grant degrees as a public university by the Province of British Columbia through the Royal Roads University Act. The university is a member institution of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Most master's and undergraduate degree programs offer on-campus residency study periods, which vary from two to five weeks.

Royal Roads University is committed to providing quality services that create a supportive learning community. These include a fully integrated Learning Resource Centre, computer labs, student counselling, career services, and a full range of fitness and recreation facilities. Learners are encouraged to join academic, recreational and social associations and clubs on campus.

Royal Roads was originally conceived as an English country manor. The original residence, Hatley Castle, survives along with old growth forests and extensive gardens. The old military college dormitory and classrooms are in full use but inadequate. By teaching most of the MBA program remotely, and by cramming two years of undergraduate instruction into one, RRU is able to teach 2,000 students a year in a facility designed for a tenth that number. But not easily. The university is hoping the province will fund a new classroom building. As for the 193 dorm-style rooms, most without private bathrooms, these are not adequate for RRU's MBA students, many who are executives or middle and senior managers from the rest of Canada and the world.