The municipality supports arts, culture, and heritage in Esquimalt through:
- The adoption of a Public Art Policy and displays of public art
- The adoption of a Heritage Context Plan and a Heritage Policy
- Heritage designation and protection of historic buildings
Heritage Week 2016
Esquimalt Gorge Park - Distinctive Destination
On February 21, 2016 the Township celebrated a special place, and a special part of Esquimalt’s heritage at a Distinctive Destinations event at Esquimalt Gorge Park.
The free event celebrated natural, cultural, and historical aspects of the park, including its one-of-a-kind Japanese Garden, which was originally constructed in 1907.
The celebration included:
- Performances by the Furosata Dancers and the Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School Youth Choir
- Historical walking tour of the park guided by Dennis Minaker, author of “The Gorge of Summers Gone”
- Japanese calligraphy and origami demonstrations and workshops
- Interpretive displays at the Gorge Waterway Nature House with refreshments available for sale
See the archived event notice here.