Esquimalt: Neighbourhood Guide
Located less than 10 minutes from Downtown Victoria, with easy access over Victoria’s recently completed Johnson Street Bridge, the neighbourhood of Esquimalt offers a unique blend of history, nature, and convenience.
Esquimalt offers a distinctive combination of history, numerous new developments, and several stunning beachfront parks. In the 1880s it was used as a port by the Royal Canadian Navy and is still home to the Canadian Forces Base.
Esquimalt has a Walk score of 65. People in Esquimalt are on average within a 5-minute walk to 3 restaurants, bars or coffee shops. For even easier access to the core of Victoria, you can stroll or cycle to downtown via the paved Galloping Goose trail.
There are various on-leash dog parks and a few parks have designated off-leash areas as well. Refer to this Dog Park Document for details on where dogs are allowed or restricted within the Esquimalt area.
What to Love
- Walkability to the downtown core
- Mix of historic homes and modern condos
- Future potential / development
Some of our Favorite Dining & Shopping Spots
- Lure Restaurant
- Boom + Batten
- Spinnakers Pub
- Fry’s Red Wheat Bread Bakery
- Westside Village Shopping Centre
- Redbarn Market
- Wholesale Club
Things to Do
- Gorge Vale Golf Course
- Esquimalt Farmers Market
- Saxe Point Park
- Macaulay Point Park
- Gorge Kinsmen Park
- Esquimalt Lagoon
For more information about Esquimalt and a directory of parks and attractions, amenities, services and community events, visit the Township of Esquimalt’s official website.
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