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Esquimalt Gorge Pavilion | Recreation Services


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1070 Tilicum Rd
Victoria, British Columbia V9A 2A1

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunions | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreats | Wedding Ceremonies | Wedding Receptions | Youth Parties | Youth Retreat/Camps
  • Outside of the PavilionOutside of the Pavilion
  • Upper HallUpper Hall
  • Pavilion from the parking lotPavilion from the parking lot
  • Rear of BuildingRear of Building
  • Lower HallLower Hall
  • Esquimalt Gorge ParkEsquimalt Gorge Park
  • Event set up, Upper HallEvent set up, Upper Hall
  • Table set upTable set up
  • Ceremony Set upCeremony Set up


About Esquimalt Gorge Pavilion | Recreation Services

The building features remarkable Japanese-inspired architecture to complement the pristine Japanese Gardens.

The building boasts a stunning second floor banquet/reception hall with breathtaking cedar beams and panoramic views of the Gorge Waterway.

The new Esquimalt Gorge Pavilion is located at 1070 Tillicum Road in the Esquimalt Gorge Park where it borders the Gorge Waterway and neighbours the expanded Japanese Garden. The Pavilion is a wonderful space for weddings, vow renewals, celebrations of life, conferences, and reunions to name a few.
Sitting at 6000+ sq ft the Pavilion covers 2 floors, both with stunning views of the water. Each floor contains 3000 sq ft of rentable space along with a servery that includes prep counters, residential fridge, range, dishwasher and sink. The outer walls of the second floor have ceiling to floor windows overlooking the park and water way, as well as access to two balconies; one of which is 500sq ft and over looks the Japanese Gardens. The first floor can be divided into smaller sections of 1000 sq ft creating 3 separate rooms, each having access to the outer patio, and an additional boardroom with a sink and bar fridge.

Pavilion general hours:
M-F: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekends: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Capacities:
3000 sq ft rooms:
  • 120 banquet seating
  • 150 theater or classroom seating
1000 sq ft rooms:
  • 40 banquet seating
  • 50 theatre or classroom seating
  • 20 people (conference table can seat up to 12 with additional chairs for 8)
  • 2 serveries each containing a residential fridge, range, dishwasher, and sink
  • Secured loading dock
  • 3 outdoor food truck hook-ups
  • 500 sq ft storage space
  • Parking stalls for 100 vehicles

Full facility bookings will be accepted starting January 1 for the following calendar year with a $500 non-refundable deposit. Individual room bookings will be accepted 6 months before the date of request with a $100 non-refundable deposit.

To inquire about booking at the Esquimalt Gorge Pavilion, please complete our booking inquiry form below. We will contact you within 3 business days.

Victoria, Langford, Duncan, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby

Victoria International Airport (YYJ) - 25 minutes

Taxi | Bus

Onsite: Yes Free


Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedYES

Allow licensed caterers upon approval YES
Allow non-licensed or self-prepared food YES
Tables available YES
Chairs available YES

Car Charging Stations
Historical Landmarks Nearby
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Parking On-Site

120 Attendees

3-6 Spaces

Theatre Style 150 | Classroom Style 75 | Standing Reception 320 | Seated Reception 120 | Outdoor/Rooftop Spaces 33

Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyYES
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

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