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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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Box Lacrosse in Victoria BC

by hwilde March 6, 2012

Box Lacrosse season is just getting under way in Victoria BC.  This popular and fast-paced original Canadian sport runs through the spring into summer here and unlike most of the country, we often play box lacrosse at outdoor venues along with the usual arena venues, due to the mild climate in Victoria.  Most of the […]

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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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Capital Regional District

by McLean Real Estate Group May 10, 2010

Greater Victoria encompasses some 13 municipalities and 3 outlying electoral areas, united by a regional governing body – The Capital Regional District. The function of the CRD is to provide regional governance and services, create partnerships between municipalities, and serve as local government for the electoral areas. The focus is to ensure the entire region […]

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