Public Service Announcement.

21 Gun Salute at Bullen Park

June 24, 2022 - Esquimalt, BC - Department of National Defence/Royal Navy

As part of Canada Day celebrations, a 21 Gun Salute will be taking place in Esquimalt at Bullen Park on 1 July from 1:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Bullen Park is located at 527 Fraser Street, and residents in the area will likely hear noise as a result of the gunshots fired during the salute.


Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Public Affairs
Phone: 250-363-4006
After Hours: 250-888-6775

Bentinck Island Range 

June 20, 2022 – Esquimalt, B.C. – Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy

The land based demolition range at Bentinck Island will be in use 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from Monday 27 June 2022 to Thursday 30 June 2022.

 Bentinck Island is located near Rocky Point off the southern tip of Vancouver Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  The site is used as an above-water terrestrial demolition range by the Canadian Armed Forces.  Training events are critical to ensure military members gain core skills and maintain operational readiness.  Local residents will likely be unaware of the activities except on days when atmospheric conditions affect how far sound may travel.

 Training events at Bentinck Island are guided by strict mitigation measures and procedures to limit acoustic impacts to marine mammals.  Operations at Bentinck Island utilize an expert third party Marine Mammal Observer to advise military staff when the range is clear of whales prior to demolitions.  Events are delayed if whales are observed in or transiting towards the range, and activities do not re-commence until the Marine Mammal Observer provides the all-clear.  

 The public is reminded that no unauthorized person may enter this area and trespassing is prohibited.


Media Contacts  
Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Public Affairs  
Phone: 250-363-7060
After Hours: 250-888-6775 

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 9:30am