Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion

Welcome to the Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion 

The building features remarkable Japanese-inspired architecture to complement the scenic Japanese Gardens. 

The building boasts a stunning second floor banquet/reception hall with breathtaking cedar beams and panoramic views of the Gorge Waterway. 

The Esquimalt Gorge Pavilion was built in Esquimalt Gorge Park where it borders the Gorge Waterway and neighbours the expanded Japanese Garden. The Pavilion is a wonderful space for weddings, vow renewals, celebrations of life, conferences, and reunions to name a few. Learn more about the park's beginnings in 1907.

Sitting at 6000+ sq ft the Pavilion covers 2 floors, both with stunning views of the water.  Each floor contains 3000 sq ft of rentable space along with a servery that includes prep counters, residential fridge, range, dishwasher and sink.  The outer walls of the second floor have ceiling to floor windows overlooking the park and water way, as well as access to two balconies; one of which is 500sq ft and over looks the Japanese Gardens.  The first floor can be divided into smaller sections of 1000 sq ft creating 3 separate rooms, each having access to the outer patio, and an additional boardroom with a sink.

Pavilion Facility Hours: 

  • M-F: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Weekends: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The building is located in Esquimalt Gorge Park (1070 Tillicum Road) and can be accessed on foot via park pathways, vehicle or bike. Bike racks are available. 


3000 sq ft rooms:

120 banquet seating 


150 theater or classroom seating

1000 sq ft rooms:

40 banquet seating 


50 theatre or classroom seating


20 people (conference table can seat up to 12 with additional chairs for 8)


  • 2 serveries each containing a residential fridge, range, dishwasher, and sink

  • Secured loading dock

  • 3 outdoor food truck hook-ups

  • 500 sq ft storage space

  • 96 Parking stalls 

    • 4 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations 

    • 10 Accessible Parking Stalls

Booking Rates:

Upper Floor Full 

(3000sq ft)

Adult - $150/hour (+GST)

Lower Floor Full 

(3000 sq ft)

Adult - $150/hour (+GST)

Lower Floor Room A, B or

(1000 sq ft)

Adult - $50/hour (+GST)

Lower Floor A/B or B/C 

(2000 sq ft)

Adult - $100/hour (+GST)


(1 on each floor)

Adult - $50/booking (+GST)
BoardroomAdult - $40/hour (+GST)

Full Facility Event Rental

Includes 2 hours in the garden

Adult - $4,175/day (+GST)
*all prices reflect the adult rate. For commercial, child and/or senior rates please email [email protected]

Full Facility Booking Requests
Full facility booking requests are being accepted for bookings up to December 31, 2024. As of December 31, 2023 we will accept requests full booking requests up until December 31, 2025. Full facility booking request will require a $500 non-refundable deposit. 

Individual Room Booking Requests
Individual room booking requests are being accepted for booking requests for Fall 2023 as of June 9, 2023. For more information on 2024 individual room booking requests, to be announced. 

To inquire about booking at the Esquimalt Gorge Pavilion, please complete our booking inquiry form below.  We will contact you within 3 business days. 



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