250-391-8889
1-800-730-4790

I had a great off campus experience at RRU, thanks to Birds of a Feather. My first few days downstairs in room 5 were good but room 1...
- Phyllis Smith
Thank you so much for your hospitality. We so much enjoyed our stay. Hope to be back in the not so distant future. 
- The Reynolds
Victoria is such a beautiful island! I love everything there! The Butchart Garden and the Wax Museum is among my favorite places. I'm...
- Thavi Thach
We had a wonderful stay: Beautiful setting- relaxing and scenic. We loved the restaurant in Sooke - Markus' Wharfside. Thank you for...
- Warren and Marja Murray
Dieter + Co., I would like to thanks you for a wonderful 25th Wedding Anniversary Vacation. The room and location are so beautiful,...
- Hope + James Campbell
Dear Birds of a Feather,  We have had such a wonderful time staying in your beautiful place ! While taking the kayakes out, we spotted...
- Jennie, Lucas & Coyote
What a beautiful spot to stay during our time in Victoria. Wathcing the birds and the hot tub were the highlights.  The room was...
- Henrie, Christine and Bella
Returned to Birds of a Feather for a second stay after 11 years of absence. Still the best B&B anywhere ! Weather perfect for...
- David & Katie
Thank you. It was a wonderful time. The bed was great. Fire place was just what was needed. 
- Phile, Gail and Nolette
What a fun and beautiful place-fun place for our yearly girl trip! Thanks to Tiffany who made our stay awesome! Call me if you visit...
- Carol

Royal Roads University RRU Short Term Residencies

Royal Roads Short Term Weekly Residencies discounted 10%  (November - May)

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

Virtually sound-proof (suites 1, 2 &  3), quiet, luxurious and affordable furnished private RRU condo-like suites 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 and staying alone then please ask us for your 10% discount Promo Code only applicable from November through April by sending us something to prove you are a current RRU student
  • 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
  • suites 1 and 2  each have kitchenettes fully equipped, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, BBQ.
  • 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

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Royal Roads University graduatesRRU 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.