Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and located on the southern part of Vancouver Island. There are plenty of reasons to love this area: a dynamic arts community, the mild climate, and the year-round outdoor life. You’ll find it a place rich in history with modern shops, recreation facilities and schools. You’re never too far from a great restaurant, a beautiful park or a walk by the ocean.
Greater Victoria consists of thirteen municipalities. View a gallery of maps that compares the location of CFB Esquimalt as it compares with those communities.
|Central Saanich||Known for rich agricultural heritage. Close to 443 Squadron.|
|Colwood||Home to the Belmont Park Housing Units, the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC), Fleet Dive Unit, and the Damage Control School. 11% of military families live in Colwood.|
|Esquimalt||Home to the Work Point Housing Units, Dockyard, Naden and the Naval Officer Training Centre (NOTC). 20% of military families live in Esquimalt.|
|Highlands||Known for quiet rural setting.|
|Langford||Growing community with a wide range of services and amenities. 15% of military families live in Langford.|
|Metchosin||9% of military families live in Metchosin.|
|North Saanich||Home to 443 Squadron. Also home to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal and Victoria International Airport.|
|Oak Bay||Known for its Tudor style homes, tearooms and picturesque gardens.|
|Saanich||Largest municipality on Vancouver Island.|
|Sidney||Close to 443 Squadron, Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, and Victoria International Airport.|
|Sooke||8% of military families live in Sooke.|
|Victoria||Capital city of British Columbia and home to the provincial government.|
|View Royal||Location of Victoria General Hospital.|