At a Glance
Just minutes from Downtown Victoria, surrounded by water, and home to parks, beaches, and green spaces, Esquimalt offers a small-town feel and a strong sense of community.
What to Expect
Esquimalt has a bit of a small-town feel and a strong sense of community. Recent years have seen more condo developments, but the area is still mostly filled with single-family homes on nice lots. On some quiet no-thru streets near the water, you’ll find clusters of newer homes built in the last 10 years, with Saxe Point being a popular and desirable area with beautiful, larger homes.
Meet young families, first-time buyers, and long-term residents.
Esquimalt has a proud history, with the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt dominating its eastern end and serving as the community’s largest employer. It’s also a great place for families, with plenty of recreational activities. The Esquimalt Recreation Centre and Archie Browning Sports Centre are particularly popular, housing aquatic and wellness/fitness centres and an ice rink. Outdoors, you can stroll along West Bay Marina and West Bay Walkway, a boardwalk that runs directly into Downtown Victoria.
People of all ages are drawn to Esquimalt for its intimate, friendly feel, while first-time home buyers and young families are attracted to the more attractive price point of its housing stock compared to that of Victoria. Esquimalt has many older homes on nice lots, providing the perfect place for residents looking to settle down and embrace all the area has to offer.
There’s More to Discover
There are many more great neighbourhoods to explore! Check out our guide to the unique communities we live and work in.