Inner Harbour
Inner Harbour
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Bodies of Water • Historic Walking Areas • Piers & Boardwalks
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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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  • DagmarSchroeder
    Victoria, Canada16 contributions
    Starting point
    Victoria means "Inner Harbour" and the other way around - Yes, it is a very busy area and there are locals avoiding it during high season. But as a beautiful, interesting and divers starting point for everything this is a must for your visit. Everybody is in a good mood, so it does not matter, that it is somewhat crowded in our long summer season. Listen to the back pipers, enjoy on Saturday mornings the "dancing" water taxis, buy a momentum from First Nation wood carvers, sit where ever you like and let the world go by or applaud some of the amazing street performers.My husband and I go there often and apriciat the tourists.
    Visited January 2020
    Written January 9, 2020
  • Roving550528
    31 contributions
    Victoria Inner Harbor
    We walked around the inner harbour in the morning of February 14, 2020. The weather was beautiful. It was very quiet. Most of the restaurants won’t open until 11:00am. The Parliament House was not open since it is winter and long weekend.
    Visited February 2020
    Travelled with family
    Written February 23, 2020
  • cmlomas
    Victoria, Canada16 contributions
    Taking it in
    Inner Harbour is a place where you can saunter at your own pace and take pleasure in the sight of all the boats, surrounded by majestic buildings. Buskers, and crafts people selling their wares make it a fun experience as you stroll along with coffee in hand or just sit on the tiered steps and people watch. People from many lands enjoy this free activity in the heart of Victoria.
    Visited August 2019
    Written May 7, 2020
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Rockiroads
Oshawa, Canada1,250 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
This was a great place to walk. Lots of stops. Small flea market. Buskers. Beautiful buildings. Sea Planes landing. Boats to look at. It will take you a long time to enjoy this whole path around the waterfront. It may surprise you as you pass a museum, parliament houses, ice cream places, water taxis. If your a walker, and like to see the sites on foot, everything about this is good.
Written September 12, 2023
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Joe M
Texarkana, Texas237 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Scenic, views of Parliament Building, The Empress as well as the harbor. A definite a tourist spot. Catch a taxi, (pickle boat) observe the boats, shop a vendor, find a place to eat. visit day or night. Flowers along the harbor make for a lovely touch.
Written September 5, 2023
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Ashish D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India795 contributions
Jun. 2023
The Inner Harbour at Victoria is a lovely place to hang around during your visit to this Island city. You have the parliament building, Royal BC Museum, the wharf where there are variety of food available, you can go whale watching from here and just sit down and watch the lovely sunset!
Written August 16, 2023
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708Robin
West Sussex, UK1,458 contributions
Jul. 2023
A great area to wander at your leisure. If you are here during a Saturday morning the small ferry boats do a musical ballet on the water. Great views all around, and I have never seen as many flowers as literally every lamp post has a basket of flowers hanging from it.
Written July 27, 2023
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Ilnaz N
Victoria, Canada219 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
I love our evening walks by the harbor, especially in summers. This is definitely one of the most beautiful downtowns across canada!
Written July 17, 2023
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,885 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
The scenery around Victoria’s Inner Harbour is amazing! We love walking around the harbour and seeing all the colours of the flowers and plants, the vendors, the boats and the beautiful historical buildings. It’s fun to take a water taxi to get a different perspective of the harbour or just to stroll around the area enjoying the views.
Written May 10, 2023
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Chuck M
Victoria, Canada77 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
Nice visual but a lot of shops now lock their doors and you have to ring to get in because of all the problems with street people and crime. We didn’t feel that safe even in the day light and were advised not to go downtown in the evening. Seems like the drug problem has spread even to this place with not a lot of control on the streets.
Written April 18, 2023
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sashakeena
Vancouver, Canada11,414 contributions
Aug. 2022
Great place to see the sites & sounds in historic downtown Victoria! Take a stroll along the David Foster walkway or go see the Parliament buildings or the Museum. Lots of nice restaurants & shops if you are inclined for that that option??
Written December 27, 2022
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Tyrone E
Caulfeild, Canada4 contributions
Oct. 2022
just like walking the sea wall - from the town side across the johnson street bridge towards Esquimalt.
Written October 17, 2022
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mindy b
10 contributions
Oct. 2022
Meh. Picturesque spot for photos. I think its a must do, not having been in Canada before or having lived in a port city
Written October 16, 2022
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