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Esquimalt

Entertaining the Elderly in Victoria BC

by Jodi Baker March 18, 2015

Victoria BC is an incredible city with a wealth of culture and history that isn’t easily matched or beaten. Not content with being named after our Queen, we’re the capital city of our province and home to BC’s legislature. The downtown core is rich with Victorian buildings and architecture. Several days could be spent just […]

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Esquimalt Neighbourhoods – Rockheights

by Jodi Baker March 12, 2014

Rockheights is a residential neighbourhood in the center of Esquimalt.  Sitting above the municipality on a rocky hill (hence the name!) Rockheights offers single and multi-family homes as well as townhomes and condos with lovely views. In fact, the highest point of land in Esquimalt is in Highrock Park in the Rockheights neighbourhood where you […]

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Tim Hortons Near CFB Esquimalt

by McLean Real Estate Group February 26, 2014

Here’s some critically important information for military personnel who are newly transferred to CFB Esquimalt in Victoria BC.  Heck, this is important to anyone who is moving to Victoria!  I mean really, on your first day in a new city what do you need? Coffee!  And since you’re Canadian, you probably need Tim Hortons coffee. […]

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June Events in Victoria BC | Esquimalt’s Buccaneer Days

by hwilde June 5, 2013

It’s June – time for Buccaneer Days in Esquimalt!  This unique community event owes its theme to the naval tradition of Esquimalt, one of the oldest municipalities in Victoria BC.  Buccaneer Days has been a fun-filled family tradition with folks who are living in Victoria for over 60 years. One charming tradition of Buccaneer Days […]

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The 2013 Curling Classic in Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group February 27, 2013

Mark your calendar!  March 20-24, are the dates of the 2013 Victoria Curling Classic.  People who are living in Victoria have the opportunity to watch some of Canada’s top men’s teams compete against international champions from Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and Japan. Canada has always been a strong international competitor in curling and there is a […]

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Esquimalt

by McLean Real Estate Group June 4, 2010

Despite its small size (just over 7 km2) Esquimalt possesses all the amenities you would expect to find in a city. This is mostly because this municipality is limited in size by its geography – it’s practically an island! Only a strip of land connects Esquimalt and View Royal. Of course this means Esquimalt has […]

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Esquimalt

by Jodi Baker May 31, 2010

If you cross that big blue bridge from downtown Victoria you will find yourself in the municipality of Esquimalt. Briefly named Puerto de Cordova by a Spanish explorer, the community became Esquimalt in a typically mangled transliteration from the native name Es-whoy-malth, meaning “the place of shoaling waters”. The British Royal Navy, The Hudson’s Bay […]

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