Explore Esquimalt's Heritage this Weekend: Heritage Afloat

February 20, 2014

Explore the Township of Esquimalt’s heritage in a number of ways during Heritage Week: Heritage Afloat!

  • Esquimalt’s Heritage Advisory Committees has launched its “Best of 100” campaign, which highlights the maintained heritage homes and other buildings in the Township that are 100 years or older. View the poster featuring the Northeast Township here 
  • See Township heritage properties on our community register.
  • Visit Propeller Park, formally known as the Shipbuilding and Repair Memorial Commemorative Park. Created in 1999, it features a large World War 2 vintage ship propeller that was unearthed from Yarrows Shipyards during the construction of the new Municipal Public Works Yard. The propeller was erected to commemorate 100 years of shipbuilding and repair in Esquimalt from 1893 to 1994. The park sits on the corner of Canteen and Esquimalt Roads.
  • Why not download our walking tour brochures and discover the many connections between modern day Esquimalt and its marine and naval heritage?
  • View our "Ships and Streets" photo gallery below to see the link between our street names and our naval history. All photos courtesy of CFB Esquimalt. Text captions written by Sherri Robinson.

For more information on Heritage Week in BC, see Heritage BC's website.