Esquimalt Gorge Park is an 11.65ha site accessible to the public and owned by the municipality. It was completed in 2005 and is located in the Town of Esquimalt.

Rainwater Management Techniques Used

Daylighting/Restoration

esquimalt-gorge 220x136 hhThe end portion of a pre-existing stream was daylighted in order to reduce contaminant levels in stormwater entering the Gorge Waterway intertidal zone, and increase opportunities for passive recreation. Deep pools allow sediments to settle out while wetland area plants and microbes help break down pollutants such as hydrocarbons. Right after completion in December 2005, extreme tides, winds and rains combined to create huge stormwater flows and high receiving water levels. The system performed very well.

Project Team

Jacques Whitford, Civil Engineer
Esquimalt Engineering Department