About Buccaneer Days
In 1939, Esquimalt began holding a May Queen celebration. This evolved into Esquimalt Days and eventually, in 1966, became Buccaneer Days. The town turned out in naval and pirate attire, vying for prizes for the best costume. Esquimalt residents were also awakened at a mighty early hour by a loudspeaker mounted atop a van calling “Wakey, Wakey!”
Buccaneer Days festivities have always been well attended, with over 20 community organizations taking part, which allows our community to work and play together, have a great time, and instill a feeling of accomplishment and pride in our community.