Esquimalt, the town of stunning seafronts, incomparable parks, urban-design waterways and down-to-earth friendly residents. Soothe your soul and stimulate your imagination as you discover the area’s unique attractions.
Esquimalt lies just to the west of Victoria within walking and cycling distance of the downtown core.
Leafy streets and sidewalks, a wide mix of housing and proximity to nature make Esquimalt a perfect place for families, retirees and anyone else who wants to experience West Coast life.
Esquimalt is located right on the Pacific Ocean and has many parks right on the coast. Macaulay Point offers visitors a chance to practice rock climbing or explore old naval gun emplacements that used to protect Victoria’s harbour.
A boat ramp at Macaulay Point also means that West Coast fishing is just minutes away.
Just to the west, Saxe Point is a favourite place for picnics and even to stage wedding photos.
A broad lawn is great for games of frisbee and exposed rock is perfect for young children to practice climbing.
The backdrop of the Olympic Mountains over the Strait of Juan de Fuca is a spectacular sight and available to anyone who lives in this oceanside community.
Nearby the Esquimalt Recreation Centre features a gym, a curling rink, a large pool, and athletic fields. Both Archie Browning and the recreation centre are centrally located in Esquimalt, within walking distance of most neighbourhoods.
Esquimalt is home to Canada’s Pacific Fleet and welcomes naval personnel from all over Canada. As a result, there are many opportunities for French language education:
Esquimalt is part of Greater Victoria School District.
Several shopping centers are located in or quite close to Esquimalt, providing variety and value for resident. Vancouver Island-owned Country Grocer has been recently renovated, and features a large produce section and a deli that sells prepared foods.
Esquimalt is also just a twenty-minute walk or five-minute transit ride from the fashionable LoJo shopping street.
Esquimalt is short twenty-minute walk from downtown Victoria, while new bike lanes make a trip by bicycle even shorter.
Esquimalt is also close to the Old Island Highway, which provides quick access to Westshore and the rest of Vancouver Island.
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