Spend a Perfect Day in Esquimalt!

The Township of Esquimalt is nestled into the southern tip of Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. We’re best known as the home of the Pacific fleet of the Royal Canadian Navy. 

The Land

Esquimalt is the home of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) people, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. The Lək̓ʷəŋən People have hunted and gathered here for thousands of years. This area, with its temperate climate, natural harbours, and rich resources, was a trading centre for a diversity of First Peoples. When Captain James Douglas anchored off of Clover Point in 1842, he saw the result of the Lək̓ʷəŋən People’s careful land management, such as controlled burning and food cultivation. These practices were part of the land and part of Lək̓ʷəŋən culture. (Source: Songhees Nation)

Our Township

Tucked neatly between the City of Victoria and the West Shore, Esquimalt is an ideal ‘detour-destination’. The Township has stunning waterfront parks, cycling pathways and impressive gardens

We also have many local restaurants, shops, artisans and businesses. 

Your Perfect Day Awaits

We’ve curated a Perfect Day in Esquimalt just for you. Whether you’re visiting as part of an Island road trip, or you’re crossing the bridge for a new adventure, we’ve built an itinerary to help you explore some of Esquimalt’s most treasured attractions.  

We planned the Perfect Day just for you!


Grab a cup of coffee from Esquimalt Roasting Co. and head to Sunnyside Cafe.


Visit The Sharkz Store to learn about geocaching! Play a round at Gorge Vale Golf Course – call ahead to reserve your time.


Miche Cafe awaits. Or grab a pint at Lighthouse Brewing.


Hunt for gorgeous finds at Artful Living Studio or treat yourself at Outshine Salon & Spa.


Grab a pre-made dinner at Guidos Caffe on Grenville or hit up the Esquimalt Farmers Market on a Thursday.


Catch a sunset at Saxe Point Park and swing by the Tudor House Liquor Store on your way home.

For the Shopper

Check out these local retailers who make, create and craft their products in Esquimalt.

Artful Living Studio

Transforming up-cycled & vintage home décor elements into contemporary, shabby chic and rustic gems.

Esquimalt Trading

Started in 1974 as a second hand store, in 1976 as a pawn broker and has been going strong thanks to the community ever since.

The Sharkz Store / Landsharkz

Geocaching supplies, geocoins, trackable tags, t-shirts, and night caching gear.

Sharkz Coins is the leading producer of Canadian challenge coins. We make the best military, police and fire department challenge coins.

Stephen Fortner Goldsmith 

 We have a great selection of diamond engagement rings, gold wedding bands, earrings, pendants, solitaires and gems for anniversaries, and religious motifs.

Kenmar Flower Farm

We supply locally grown fresh flowers for wholesale and retail clients. Our farm delivers European hand-tied bouquets, arrangements, grower bunches for special and everyday occasions.

Wychbury Ave Soap Shop

Treat yourself to the best handmade soap in Canada with Wychbury Ave soap’s colourful, natural bath products made with ethically sourced ingredients.