Buccaneer Days 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019 (All day)
Where: Archie Browning Sports Centre, 1129 Esquimalt Road
Address: 1129 Esquimalt Road

Get your eye patch and sword ready – it’s pirate time!! Come out and celebrate with us during this historic annual event that has activities for all ages.

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Schedule of Events  


Midway Hours & Ticket Information

Midway operated by West Coast Amusements. Open:

  • Friday, May 10, 3:00pm – 10:00pm – $40 wristband
  • Saturday, May 11, 11:00am – 10:00pm – $40 wristband
  • Sunday, May 12, 11:00am – 6:00pm – $40 wristband

Wristband tickets are now being sold at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. Wristband tickets are good for one day and are available for the discounted price of $32 from March 1-May 8th at 3 p.m. (while quantities last). Wristband tickets can then be redeemed at the Midway Ticket Booth for ones wristband on their preferred day.

Wristbands tickets are non refundable and non traceable so please ensure that these are kept in a safe place after purchase. 

Community BBQ sponsored by Country Grocer 

Join your friends and neighbours for another delicious meal at the Buccaneer Days Community BBQ. Space is limited so register early  by calling 250-412-8500 to reserve your seat. Advanced registration is required.  Lunch is served at noon, Friday May 10 at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre atrium. Cost is $9.00/person. Thank you to Country Grocer for sponsoring this event.


The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11th at Old Esquimalt Road and Dominion, travelling west on Esquimalt Road to Admirals.

Road closures will commence at 9:15 a.m. (Esquimalt & Dominion) with Esquimalt Road closing for the parade at 9:45 a.m. Road will re-open by approximately 11:30 a.m. Marshals will be located along the route to assist vehicles during this time with alternative routes.

Pirate’s Den

Need a rest from the rides? Come out and enjoy this FREE children’s area. Lots of activities including a Buccaneer themed bouncy castle, arts & crafts, a full gaga ball court, face painting, and some light snacks provided by Country Grocer. Open Saturday May 11th 11:30 a.m-3 p.m. 


Hours of Operation:

Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Marketplace will showcase talented local artisans and crafters with an exceptional assortment of handmade goods. In addition, there will be informative displays from local community groups and not-for-profit associations including the ever popular model train demonstrations. 

Contact info (Marketplace only) - [email protected]

Buccaneer Dance 

Saturday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. to1:00 a.m. at the Archie Browning Sports Centre Curling Rink, 1151 Esquimalt Road, featuring Rock Steady & Kooler.

Tickets ($15/each) are available at the following locations:

  • Len Fraser Barber Shop (#3 - 1230 Esquimalt Rd.)
  • VicPD Esquimalt Division (500 Park Place). 

Drinks are $6 each with proceeds going to youth sports.

Event Parking

Alternative modes of Transportation are always encouraged as parking is limited with the Midway taking place in the rear lot of the Archie Browning Sports Centre. Use the TRIP PLANNER through BC Transit for bus routes from your location to the Archie Browning Sports Centre.

Parking is available in the Township of Esquimalt parking lot at Macaulay Point Park on Munro Street (an 800m walk - see route here). Street parking is available however; please respect RESIDENTIAL PARKING ONLY zones as parking is enforced. 

Parking in the Esquimalt Shopping Plaza lot is available for plaza merchants only. Thank you for helping ensure our local businesses thrive by having availability for their customers to park & shop.



Buccaneer Days Committee