Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt is Canada’s Pacific Coast naval base. It encompasses 12,000 acres and 1,500 buildings.

Some CFB Esquimalt programs and services are operated out of the Colwood jetty and facilities at the end of Wilfert Road. Colwood is also home to many members of the military at Belmont Park. And the Pacific Activity Centre on Rosebank Road in Colwood, is a hub of activity supporting the military community. 

About CFB Esquimalt

Sometimes referred to as the 14th municipality of Greater Victoria, CFB Esquimalt is the area's third largest employer and is comprised of 1,500 buildings across 23 sites with a replacement value of $2 billion.

CFB Esquimalt contributes nearly $600 million into the local community annually.

Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton employs 1,200 skilled trade workers and provides all necessary naval engineering, repair and maintenance for the Canadian Pacific Fleet.

Canadian Forces Fleet School Esquimalt employs over 300 military and civilian professionals that conduct hard sea trades training for the naval defence team.

Fleet Diving Unit Pacific provides diving support to MARPAC. The unit was established after World War Two as a Mine Counter diving unit. Today, the unit can be deployed throughout the world to carry out weapon neutralization operations on land, sea, or air.

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