CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum

The CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum is located at Naden on Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. The museum's goal is to collect, preserve, interpret and display the history and heritage of the naval presence on Canada’s West Coast and of the military on Southern Vancouver Island. The exhibits focus on four distinct military groups that have impacted Canadian history and left a lasting heritage: Canada’s Navy on the West Coast, the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC), the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS) and the West Coast Defences. In addition to the exhibits and displays, the museum houses an archive and library of thousands of photographs and documents, histories of Canadian naval vessels, navigation charts, biographies of important leaders in the Royal Canadian Navy, and copies of the Navy List, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, and Jane's Fighting Ships. CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum staff are happy to help with research enquiries and access to their archives.

Suggested donation is $2 for adults , $1 for seniors/students, and $5 for families. 

Please bring photo identification such as a driver's licence or passport when coming to visit the museum.You will be required to stop at security at the main gate of the base before entering. 

Summer Hours: Open daily, 10:00am - 3:30pm

Winter Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am - 3:30pm

Closed statutory holidays. 


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CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum


1299 Naden Way
Esquimalt, BC

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(250) 363-5655