BCBusiness in partnership with BCEDA and the City of Esquimalt

Stunning setting, sustainable focus

Seaside chairs overlooking the ocean in Esquimalt

Historic Esquimalt lies just minutes from downtown Victoria in the heart of the Capital Region.

Shaped by our stunning shoreline setting and our storied military and shipbuilding past, the Township of Esquimalt is a captivating blend of maritime geography and fascinating history—with a contemporary setting and forward-thinking outlook.

Esquimalt Town Square, currently under construction, will be a catalyst for sustainable development in the community for years to come. It includes civic, residential and commercial uses and will feature a public square and through-block art walk, easy access to transit, and bicycle and pedestrian-friendly spaces. Esquimalt is growing. In light of this, the Township has been working hard to encourage sustainable development that works for residents, the business community and visitors. Municipal Hall is dedicated to working with the development community by streamlining planning processes. Several new housing and commercial developments are underway.


Need we say more? Well, yes. There are no Development Cost Charges levied on development projects, and Esquimalt has a Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw as an incentive for businesses and properties to beautify the corridor while also supporting heritage conservation.

The Township features stunning seafronts, incomparable parks, easily accessed urban pathways, affordable real estate, a full calendar of community events and friendly residents. It is the home of Canada’s Pacific Fleet at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt and of a vibrant ship repair industry, bringing added energy to the community.

Our recreation facilities are among the best in the region, playing host to national sporting events and music performances by notable artists, as well as providing a range of programs and services for residents. The family-friendly Esquimalt Adventure Park is a popular downtown destination at all times of the year.

Visitors and residents are flocking to our thriving arts and culture events, including the Memorial Park Music Fest, our annual Arts Festival, the Township Classics music series, and the award-winning Esquimalt Farmers Market. The Township also hosts the popular Ribfest each September, attracting visitors from throughout the region and Washington State.

Explore opportunities in Esquimalt. As you can see, we’re ready. Are you? For more information, visit esquimalt.ca or call 250-414-7146.