Canada 150 Event at Fort Macaulay

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 14:55
Where: Macaulay Point Park
When: May 27, 2017 - 10:00AM to May 28, 2017 - 2:55PM

Esquimalt's Fort Macaulay Historic Interpretation Event will take place on Saturday May 27, 2017 at scenic Macaulay Point Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend this event, which forms part of the Township of Esquimalt’s Canada 150 celebrations.

Fort Macaulay is a coastal defence fortress built in 1895 by the Royal Engineers. Many of the original buildings and structures on the site remain largely intact. 

The interpretive event will feature members of the Victoria - Esquimalt Military Re - Enactors Association (VEMRA) with their encampment and displays. Additional displays and interpretive materials will be provided by Esquimalt Archives, the Royal BC Museum, the Ashton Garrison Museum and the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum. 

A lone piper from the Canadian Scottish Regiment will be performing at the event, and new permanent interpretive signage designs — being developed with funding from the Government of Canada — will be unveiled by Mayor Barbara Desjardins. The signs will be installed at Fort Macaulay during the summer of 2017.

The buildings and gun emplacements at the site will all be numbered and indexed to a handout with brief historical references to each, and historical experts will be on site to answer questions and provide additional information. The event is held on the same weekend as the annual Swiftsure Race, so in addition to enjoying the Fort Macaulay event, the public will have close-up views of sailboats participating in the race.  

The Esquimalt Lions will be operating a food concession at the event.

Parking is available on the north side of Munro Street just inside the Work Point gate. Proceed up Clifton Terrace to the Fort entrance. 

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. 

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.