Facility Rentals & Event Permits

The Township of Esquimalt has a number of facilities to meet the needs of a variety of groups including: meeting rooms, arenas, sports fields, park spaces and picnic areas available for rent. 

How to book

To book space at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, Esquimalt Recreation Centre, or to book a park, please call      250-412-8525 or complete a facility booking request form

To book space at the Gorge Park Pavilion, please call 250-412-8539, or fill out the Pavilion Booking Inquiry Form. 

Please allow two business days for an initial response. 

Seasonal rentals are available for all facilities. Please note facility allocation deadlines for seasonal rentals are:

  • Ice rentals: May 1 for the following September to March season
  • Sport field rentals: February 15 for the following April to September season
  • Room and other seasonal/annual rentals: ongoing

Children's birthday parties

For kindergym, swimming and skating parties, please book online here or through reception at 250-412-8500.

Wedding ceremonies

Esquimalt Parks offer a stunning location for your special day. Book up to one year in advance, please submit your request by email, and note the following:

  • Weddings are allocated on a 2-hour minimum 
  • Insurance is required for your event. 
  • Payment is required at time of booking. 
  • Payment can be made through Facility Bookings or our reception team after your contract is set up. Our reception team is able to assist with payment at 250-412-8500 or in person at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, located at 527 Fraser Street. 
  • The booking includes space/section reservation within the park only, we do not offer insurance for your booking. Equipment, i.e. tables and chairs are not included. Note: depending on the area you select within the park, there is usually a picnic table nearby which works well for the signing of documents.
  • If you would like a tent or arbour they must be weighted and not staked into the ground as there are underground sprinklers throughout the parks.
  • All tables, chairs, tents and arbours must be approved.
  • The general public is always welcome in the parks.
  • Parking is limited.
  • Cancellations require 1-month notice to receive a full refund. 
  • Depending on the size and scope of your wedding, a special event permit may be required. Click here to review and complete the special event permit. To inquire about booking at the Esquimalt Gorge Pavilion, please complete our booking inquiry form below.  We will contact you within 3 business days. 

Group picnics

Esquimalt Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer 3 waterfront park destinations perfect for group bookings and events.  Saxe Point Park, Macaulay Point Park and Esquimalt Gorge Park are the jewels of the Township and are ideal spots for picnics and group bookings