Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
) is Canada
's Pacific Coast naval base and home port to Maritime Forces Pacific
and Joint Task Force Pacific Headquarters.
The base occupies approximately at the southern tip of Vancouver Island
on the Strait of Juan de Fuca
, in and around the municipality of Esquimalt, British Columbia
, just west of the provincial capital, Victoria
CFB Esquimalt comprises facilities including Naden
(formerly HMCS Naden) , Her Majesty's Canadian (HMC) Dockyard Esquimalt, Fleet Maintenance Facility - Cape Breton (FMF-CB), a Fire Fighting and Damage Control School, the Naval Officer Training Centre (NOTC Venture), and extensive housing including 716 personnel married quarters located at nine sites such as Belmont Park, Work Point, and Royal Roads
The present dockyard and drydock, known as Her Majesty's Canadian (HMC) Dockyard Esquimalt, dates to the Royal Navy
's Esquimalt Royal Navy Dockyard
(1842–1905) and was the Royal Navy's Pacific Station until 1911 square riggers
; Today it serves as the Canadian Naval Headquarters in the Pacific.
As of July 2009, CFB Esquimalt services the following ships assigned to Canadian Pacific Fleet