Congratulations on your posting to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt! Located near Victoria on the south end of Vancouver Island, CFB Esquimalt is primarily a naval base with an English language designation. The Base employs around 4,400 military members and 1,700 civilian personnel. Approximately 10% of its military population is Francophone. The Base has several locations spread over 25 kilometers in different communities surrounding Victoria. Most of the CFB Esquimalt facilities are located in the Esquimalt community approximately 4 kilometers from downtown Victoria.