Esquimalt Harbour is a sheltered harbour in Greater Victoria on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The Harbor is bounded by the small cities and towns of Colwood to the west, View Royal to the north, and Esquimalt to the east. The entrance to Esquimalt Harbor is from the south off the Strait of Juan de Fuca through a narrow channel known as Royal Roads. The entrance is marked by the historic Fisgard Lighthouse on the Harbour's west shore in Colwood.
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Just to the east of Esquimalt Harbour lies Victoria Harbour.
In the summer of 1790 Manuel Quimper, Gonzalo López de Haro, and Juan Carrasco aboard the Princesa Real explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca where they claimed Esquimalt Harbour for Spain, naming it Puerto de Córdova.
- "BCGNIS Geographical Name Details (British Columbia Geographical Names Information System)". Integrated Land Management Bureau. Retrieved 2010-01-30.[dead link]
- "Tides, Currents, and Water Levels: Esquimalt (Station #7110)". Canadian Hydrographic Service. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
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