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“empress hotel”(691 reviews)
This scenic patch of waterfront is the location of Victoria's many tourist attractions, recreational activities, restaurants and shopping. For a special treat, have afternoon tea at the grand Empress Hotel or board a ferry for a harbor tour.
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
James Bay
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I recently stayed in Victoria BC at an establishment on the Inner Harbor. It was a beautiful evening so I decide to take a walk around the lower level (sea level) of the Inner Harbor. As I descended down the steps towards the water the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a walk in the rain around the harbor and had a great time checking things out. Lots to see, even in the winter. We enjoyed the sounds and street entertainment, and a little shopping. The clock chimes are lovely!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank cathleen2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The beautiful harbour is just opposite the BC Parliament Buildings with some hotels on its banks. The bay was bobbing with small yachts and boats. It is a bustling walkway with vendors, musicians, buskers, food trucks-- a very vibrant place. It looks especially enchanting after...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Sayeedac1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect location to stay and enjoy walking around the wonderful interesting town of Victoria. There was a Marathon the morning we were there, great fun to cheer runners!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank travelerSt_Croix
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lights are spectacular. Sounds of the ferries, cruise ships and float planes make the night alive. A wonderful ambience for visitors and resudents alike.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inner Harbour is the highlight of any visit to Victoria. Its a perfect place to walk around as there is a pathway around the whole harbour. From here there is a wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars and is the perfect place to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Were lucky to spend a week in Victoria. Amazing weather, clouds and history. Did a lot of walking which is the only way to discover a city. Check out the restaurants we visited as well.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank olegk596
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with friends. Came in on the Black Ball Ferry. Stayed at the Chateau Victoria. Everything is so accessible from here. The Walk is pretty. One end goes towards private condos, the other leads straight to Downtown, restaurants, shops & vendors.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable, took an evening stroll after dinner. One end is private condos, the other borders the downtown area, all is well lit.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Inspire40433377478
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited here in June when I visited Victoria. The inner harbour is beautiful no matter the time of day or whatever the weather. There is always something going on at the harbour. I advise taki6 one of the harbour ferry or any of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Ron B
September 8, 2018|
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Response from Francina D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not know. Victoria harbour tourist info would know.
Ivo V
July 27, 2018|
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Response from Jason B | Reviewed this property |
Looks like you got your answer. Oak Bay hosts a market once a month on Wednesday evenings and Sidney hosts one also on Thursdays which can be googled also. Not related to your question but I wanted to share
Beth G
August 29, 2016|
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Response from 8DaveS8 | Reviewed this property |
inspiredwireart I found her. She is Karen Allan