Welcome to Esquimalt Harbour

Alert: Fishery Notice

As a precautionary measure, the May 10 closure of Esquimalt Harbour (Subarea 19-2) to all fishing due to a fuel spill continues.

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.

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

The harbour is open to the public within the limitations set out in an Order in Council regarding Controlled Access Zones.  This provides for security zones surrounding Department of National Defence property and warships berthed or moving in the harbour.

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

Deputy Queen’s Harbour Master
Telephone:  250-363-4950

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

Harbour Control Officer
Telephone:  250-363-2162

Harbour Operations Officer
Telephone:  250-363-2160