With snow in the forecast, here's what you need to know about Esquimalt Parks & Recreation programs, parks and facilities during inclement weather events.
Provided the facilities have power (BC Hydro website) and BC Transit is in operation, facilities will remain open. Should operational hours be modified, this page will be updated and notices will be shared through Facebook and Twitter.
Drop-in program schedules will be maintained in real-time on the schedules page of our website esquimalt.ca/schedules.
Registered program participants will be contacted in the event of program cancellations and refunds will be processed appropriately. First notices will be issued via email and then via phone as high volume of calls are managed during weather events. It is helpful but not required to reply to the cancellation notice by email to indicate "received".
Program, Park, Facility Updates
Best efforts will be made to keep this page current with program cancellation notices and park, pathway or facility closures, and related notifications. Please also follow us on Facebook for updates.
Last Updated 3:00 pm, Wednesday, January 15, 2020
|Date||Program, Park, Facility||Status|
|Wed, Jan 15||Yuishinkai Karate & Kobujutsu||Cancelled|
|Wed, Jan 15||Pilates - Back to Basics||Cancelled|
|Wed, Jan 15||Kundalini||Cancelled|
|Wed, Jan 15||Buddhist Meditation||Cancelled|
|Wed, Jan 15||Yoga for Runners||Cancelled|
|Wed, Jan 15||Out of School Care & Preschool School-year Programs||Cancelled, refunds will be processed appropriately|
|Wed, Jan 15||60 Day Challenge with Ann at 7:15am||Cancelled, start date moved to Jan 22|
|Wed, Jan 15||8:00am Wellness Centre Orientation||Cancelled|
|Wed, Jan 15||Wednesday Men's League||User group has cancelled|
|Wed, Jan 15||Wednesday Afternoon Ladies League||User group has cancelled|
|Wed, Jan 15||Senior Select Curling League||User group has cancelled|
|Wed, Jan 15||CFB Wednesday Curling League||User group has cancelled|
|Wed, Jan 15||Bullen Park||Closed until further notice - see additional information re: field status here|
|Wed, Jan 15||Brodeur Field||Closed until further notice - see additional information re: field status here|
|Tue, Jan 14||Speechcraft||Cancelled, start date moved to Feb 25|
|Tue, Jan 14||Youth Athletic Conditioning||Cancelled|
|Tue, Jan 14||Mijo Kids' Class||Cancelled|
|Tue, Jan 14||Mijo Adult Class||Cancelled|
|Tue, Jan 14||Advanced Longsword Combat||Cancelled|
|Tue, Jan 14||Play Beyond Expectations||Cancelled|
|Tue, Jan 14||Ukulele for Beginners||Cancelled. Make-up class scheduled for Tue, Mar 3|
|Tue, Jan 14||Ukulele Club||Cancelled|
|Tue, Jan 14||CFB Tuesday Curling League||User group has cancelled|
|Tue, Jan 14||Golden Girls Curling League||User group has cancelled|
|Tue, Jan 14||Tuesday Evening Ladies Evening Curling League||User group has cancelled|
|Tue, Jan 14||Bullen Park||Closed until further notice - see additional information re: field status here|
|Tue, Jan 14||Brodeur Field||Closed until further notice - see additional information re: field status here|
|Mon, Jan 13||Ladies Afternoon Curling League||User group has cancelled|
|Mon, Jan 13||Bullen Park||Closed until further notice - see additional information re: field status here|
|Mon, Jan 13||Brodeur Field||Closed until further notice - see additional information re: field status here|
Parks & Facility Maintenance During Weather Events
Parks and facility crews will be actively clearing related access points and parking lots. During this work or where safety concerns may be present, temporary closures may be in effect. Residents/property owners are kindly reminded property owners are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks in front of their properties and are encouraged to assist neighbours when possible.
Sport field updates will be shared with field closures. Fields are closed to prevent situations that may lead to player injury and degradation of the field surfaces. Frozen or snow covered field surface, excessive frost are conditions that warrant field closures.
To report a concern within these space, please email and staff will respond as soon as possible.
Watch for tree & branches during extreme weather events
During extreme weather events, trees may shed branches and/or fail. Where such has impacted power lines (downed lines or branches on lines), keep a safe distance and report to BC Hydro at 1-800-224-9376
Further municipal information will be made available through the news section on our website.
For more information on parks & rec facilities, please contact:
Esquimalt Recreation Reception by email
Please be patient as a high volume of calls are received during extreme weather events.