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Greater Victoria

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.

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Greater Victoria consists of thirteen municipalities. View a gallery of maps that compares the location of CFB Esquimalt as it compares with those communities.

Community Links for Greater Victoria

Community  Notes
Central SaanichKnown for rich agricultural heritage. Close to 443 Squadron.
ColwoodHome 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.
EsquimaltHome to the Work Point Housing Units, Dockyard, Naden and the Naval Officer Training Centre (NOTC). 20% of military families live in Esquimalt.
HighlandsKnown for quiet rural setting.
LangfordGrowing community with a wide range of services and amenities. 15% of military families live in Langford.
Metchosin9% of military families live in Metchosin.
North SaanichHome to 443 Squadron. Also home to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal and Victoria International Airport.
Oak BayKnown for its Tudor style homes, tearooms and picturesque gardens.
SaanichLargest municipality on Vancouver Island.
SidneyClose to 443 Squadron, Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, and Victoria International Airport.
Sooke8% of military families live in Sooke.
VictoriaCapital city of British Columbia and home to the provincial government.
View RoyalLocation of Victoria General Hospital.

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