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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


Things to Do


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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