British Columbia Travel Guide
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Esquimalt is divided from parts of the city by “the Gorge”, a stretch of water which is easily traveled by kayak, canoe or small boat from the Victoria’s inner harbour. This waterway is lined by homes, apartments and park grounds where it is possible to stop and picnic.

Esquimalt offers waterfront RV parks that face Victoria city views of the inner harbour and along the shore line to the cruise ship terminal. From most south eastern waterfront parks in this area showcase evening city lights that are really a treat. Enjoy walking from downtown Victoria to Esquimalt along the shoreline walkway known as the Songhees.

The Songhees tribe First Nations cultural center and residents of the tribe live in Esquimalt.

Population: 16,127

Sax Point Park.
The West Shore Marina and RV Park.
The Songhees walkway.

Things To Bring:
Be sure to pack sunglasses, an umbrella and a light sweater there is the chance that the weather turns either way at some point in the day.

Esquimalt was one of the first ports around Greater Victoria to be discovered by white settlers in the 1700's. It would later hold great significance in the protection and concentrated Naval presence for Canada.

The preservation of the First Nations Tribe the Songhees’ totem carvings can be seen in downtown Victoria at Thunderbird Park and at the Royal BC Museum.

Summer average 19 degrees Celsius
Winter average 7 degrees Celsius

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