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About CFB Esquimalt Home of the Pacific Naval Fleet

Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt is the second largest military base in Canada and home to one of the country’s three naval formations. Located just west of Victoria, B.C., in Equimalt, CFB Esquimalt was first established as a military installation by the Royal Navy in 1855, and has been serving the Royal Canadian Navy since its inception in 1910.

The base is responsible for providing support services to all ships, as well as over 6,000 military and civilian personnel of both Maritime Forces Pacific, which is responsible for maintaining multi-purpose, combat-capable maritime forces, and Joint Task Force Pacific, which is focused on the defence of Canada and all civil support operations within the Pacific Region.