Park, Program & Facility Updates Due to Weather

January 11, 2020

With snow in the forecast, here's what you need to know about Esquimalt Parks & Recreation programs, parks and facilities during inclement weather events.

Recreation Facilities

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 Schedules

Drop-in program schedules will be maintained in real-time on the schedules page of our website esquimalt.ca/schedules

Registered Programs

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

DateProgram, Park, FacilityStatus
Wed, Jan 15Yuishinkai Karate & KobujutsuCancelled 
Wed, Jan 15Pilates - Back to BasicsCancelled 
Wed, Jan 15KundaliniCancelled 
Wed, Jan 15 Buddhist MeditationCancelled
Wed, Jan 15Yoga for Runners Cancelled
Wed, Jan 15Out of School Care & Preschool School-year ProgramsCancelled, refunds will be processed appropriately
Wed, Jan 1560 Day Challenge with Ann at 7:15amCancelled, start date moved to Jan 22
Wed, Jan 158:00am Wellness Centre OrientationCancelled
Wed, Jan 15Wednesday Men's LeagueUser group has cancelled
Wed, Jan 15Wednesday Afternoon Ladies LeagueUser group has cancelled
Wed, Jan 15Senior Select Curling LeagueUser group has cancelled
Wed, Jan 15CFB Wednesday Curling LeagueUser group has cancelled
Wed, Jan 15Bullen ParkClosed until further notice - see additional information re: field status here
Wed, Jan 15Brodeur FieldClosed until further notice - see additional information re: field status here
Tue, Jan 14SpeechcraftCancelled, start date moved to Feb 25
Tue, Jan 14Youth Athletic ConditioningCancelled
Tue, Jan 14Mijo Kids' ClassCancelled
Tue, Jan 14Mijo Adult ClassCancelled
Tue, Jan 14Advanced Longsword CombatCancelled
Tue, Jan 14Play Beyond ExpectationsCancelled
Tue, Jan 14Ukulele for BeginnersCancelled. Make-up class scheduled for Tue, Mar 3
Tue, Jan 14Ukulele ClubCancelled
Tue, Jan 14CFB Tuesday Curling LeagueUser group has cancelled
Tue, Jan 14Golden Girls Curling LeagueUser group has cancelled
Tue, Jan 14Tuesday Evening Ladies Evening Curling LeagueUser group has cancelled  
Tue, Jan 14Bullen ParkClosed until further notice - see additional information re: field status here
Tue, Jan 14Brodeur FieldClosed until further notice - see additional information re: field status here
Mon, Jan 13Ladies Afternoon Curling LeagueUser group has cancelled 
Mon, Jan 13Bullen ParkClosed until further notice - see additional information re: field status here
Mon, Jan 13Brodeur FieldClosed 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

Additional Information

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

Tel: 250.412.8500

Please be patient as a high volume of calls are received during extreme weather events.