Welcome to Esquimalt Harbour

Alert: Fishery Notice

Fishery Notice

About the harbour

Esquimalt Harbour is administered by the Department of National Defence and is governed by the Canada Marine Act, the Natural and Man-made Harbour Navigation and Use Regulations, and local Practices and Procedures.


A sign at the entrance to Esquimalt Harbour, B.C., indicates the requirement to report to Queen’s Harbour Master Operations, to ensure the safe movement of vessels in the harbour.

All vessels, prior to entering, moving within, or departing Esquimalt Harbour shall contact the Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM) Operations, on VHF Channel 10, or by telephone at 250-363-2160.

Contact us

Mailing Address

Esquimalt Harbour Management Authority
Building 262 Dockyard
Queen’s Harbour Master
Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Victoria BC V9A 7N2


Fax:  250-363-2124

Queen’s Harbour Master
Telephone:  250-363-2165

Harbour Official / Assistant to Queen’s Harbour Master
Telephone:  250-363-7584

Emergency Line 24/7
250-363-2160 / 250-363-5848

Harbour Control Officer
Telephone:  250-363-2162

Harbour Operations Officer
Telephone:  250-363-2160