Welcome to Esquimalt 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.
All vessels, prior to entering, moving within, or departing Esquimalt Harbour shall contact the King’s Harbour Master (KHM) Operations, on VHF Channel 10, or by telephone at 250-363-2160.
Procedure to request anchorage at Royal Roads
For ships requesting to temporarily use an Esquimalt Royal Roads commercial anchorage.
Chart of the Royal Roads Anchorages
A chart providing details about the five anchorages including their coordinates and depths.
Esquimalt Harbour dues are payable in accordance with the Public Port Facilities Harbour Dues, Schedule of Rates published by Transport Canada.
Royal Roads Anchorages Hot Work Form
For ships requesting to conduct hot work while using an Esquimalt Royal Roads commercial anchorage.
Royal Roads Anchorages general information
Learn about the Royal Roads Anchorage.
Royal Roads Anchorages Bunkering Safety Checklist
Restrictions applying to bunkering at the Esquimalt Royal Roads Anchorages
Pleasure craft reporting requirements when entering Esquimalt Harbour
For pleasure craft requesting to temporarily visit the harbour.
Visiting Esquimalt Harbour
Follow these 4 simple steps for a safe and responsible visit.
Licence of Occupation Process for Marine Structures
Guide to construction or alteration of private dock or structure
A Department of National Defence Licence of Occupation, with a fixed term, generally of five years, is required for any private use of the federal Crown land, within Esquimalt Harbour.
Town of View Royal guidelines
Private dock development guidelines for federally-controlled portion of Esquimalt Harbour including general guidelines, permit requirements and federal requirements.
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|Harbour Official / Assistant to King’s Harbour Master||250-363-7584|
|Emergency Line 24/7||250-363-2160
|Harbour Control Officer||250-363-2162|
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