Little Red Schoolhouse, Victoria

Located at the Naden Naval Base in Esquimalt, this historic place is valued as the first location of a school for the French-speaking children of Naval Base employees. Also referred to as Cabin #20, this one-storey, red brick building operated as a classroom from 1973 to 1985, following which students were moved to larger facilities on Head Street, to accommodate a growing demand for education in French. Today, the building continues as the Naval Base Museum.

Multiple layers of heritage value are associated with this historic place, particularly the connection to education and the right to receive that education in French. This place continues to interpret the history of the base and the stories associated with this facility.