The base is located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, in and around Esquimalt, BC. CFB Esquimalt comprises of Naden (formerly HMCS Naden), HMC Dockyard Esquimalt, Fleet Maintenance Facility, a Fire Fighting and Damage Control School, the Naval Officer Training Centre (NOTC Venture), and extensive housing including 716 personnel married quarters located at nine sites such as Belmont Park, Work Point, and Royal Roads. The present dockyard and drydock, dates to the Royal Navy's Esquimalt Royal Navy Dockyard (1842–1905) and was the Royal Navy's Pacific Station until 1911; Today it serves as the Canadian Naval Headquarters in the Pacific.
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