The Township of Esquimalt
Esquimalt is the municipality immediately to the west of Victoria. With a population of
over 17,000 it offers a variety of interesting contrasts in lifestyles with an
abundance of parks, foreshore vistas and a marina.
Esquimalt has a strong mix of high quality residential properties, some
excellent waterfront properties and a very active business community including a
light industrial district. It has a well-established community spirit and all of
its services were well developed many years ago. Some of Esquimalt's most
attractive residential areas are Saxe Point, Rockheights and Parklands.
Esquimalt has a full range of recreational facilities including arena,
curling rink, indoor swimming pool, recreation centre and the top-ranked Gorge
Vale Golf Club.
Facing the western approaches from the sea, it is a very pleasant and
sun-filled location. Esquimalt is home to the Department of National Defence.
Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt employs around 4,000 military and 3,000 civilian
personnel, making it a significant contributor to Victoria's economy.
Between Victoria and Esquimalt is Vic West, currently being revitalized with
the Songhees development. This area is developing rapidly as it is a prime piece
of waterfront property commanding an unparalleled view of the Inner Harbour and
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Township of Esquimalt.