Culture & Heritage

The municipality supports arts, culture, and heritage in Esquimalt through:

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