Esquimalt is located on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island, four kilometres west of the City of Victoria in the heart of the Capital Region.

Esquimalt is essentially a peninsula bounded on the south by the Juan de Fuca Strait, on the west by Esquimalt Harbour, and on the north by a long finger-like inlet of tidal water called the Gorge. A narrow neck of land joins Esquimalt to the neighbouring municipality of View Royal to the west and two bridges link Esquimalt with its neighbours, Saanich to the north and Victoria to the east. The municipality covers approximately 10 square kilometres (or 1000 hectares).

Esquimalt’s topography is characterized by rocky outcrops and hills in the west and central areas, and relatively level lands to the south and north. The ocean shoreline is comprised of rocky headlands, coves and bays, and several beaches with public access.

Download the Capital Region Profile: Physical Setting Report, which describes the CRD’s physiography, geology, climate, and natural history

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