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CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum

Building 20 Naden, Esquimalt, British Columbia V9A 7N2, Canada
+1 250-363-4312
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Don’t pass this well maintained museum by!

Google Maps will have a little trouble finding this place, but don’t give up; it is well worth the... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Sheree Z
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Edmonton, Canada
via mobile
Nice little museum

If you are a history or military history fan. You might want to work this into your schedule... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Steve S
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Eugene, Oregon
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Building 20 Naden, Esquimalt, British Columbia V9A 7N2, Canada
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+1 250-363-4312
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Google Maps will have a little trouble finding this place, but don’t give up; it is well worth the search. People in the area are used to the confusion and give excellent directions. You must have picture ID to access this working military base. You...More

Thank Sheree Z
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you are a history or military history fan. You might want to work this into your schedule. Pretty interesting. Took me about 1 1/2 hours to go through the two small museums next to each other. Interesting history and well put together. Worth a...More

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

How often have you gotten to go on an active military base and to a top notch military museum? This is a chance to see an impressive display of ongoing history along with seeing some of the folks who protect the country. Going here was...More

Thank Joe W
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The naval museum takes you through the beginning and growth of the Canadian Navy. It is well documented and laid out. The building itself is historical and adds to the authenticity of the displays.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is such a hidden surprise! we wouldn't have known about this place if it wasn't for the "Be A Tourist" event. The museum and displays are well maintained and well displayed. Lots of great models of battleships... uniforms... medals on display and great history...More

1  Thank Aggie C
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Located inside the Naval Base, it is interesting to see so many artifacts from the old army and navy. Uniforms, medals, models of the war ships and airplanes, older fighting equipment (i.e. depth charges, torpedo).

Thank Sorin C
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

I live nearby the cfb esquimalt naval and military museum,and volonteer there,its such a fasinating place to be at,great to see the older people who remember, The wars,ships,literature you can read.,Many grandparents I see,bringing the grandchildren to see it,There are tours given free around the...More

Thank jackieandkarl
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Tip: Open only during the week, this is in the naval base, so visitors must all have valid identification to pass the security checkpoint at the gate. Once past the gate, follow the blue dashed line to the museum. Fee: Donation suggested is $2 adult,...More

1  Thank synToronto
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited on a Friday in July 2016. Had to go through minimal security @ gate to gain entrance to the base (not a big hassle). Museum was supposed to be open until 4pm (we got there at 3pm), but they closed it down early...More

Thank Traveller-BL
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

This museum located at the Naden naval base provides a good overview of the history of Canada's Pacific naval fleet. It includes activities for children, who can also dress up in period costumes. The museum is staffed with mainly volunteers and only open during the...More

Thank Christopher W
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