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Inner Harbour

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-388-7223
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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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“empress hotel” (610 reviews)
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
James Bay
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+1 250-388-7223
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"empress hotel"
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"water taxi"
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"beautiful area"
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"great place to walk"
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"walk around"
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"lit up at night"
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"whale watching"
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"fisherman's wharf"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed yesterday

No visit to Victoria is complete without a stroll along the harbour front. A mix of locals, visitors, families, buskers, some good eats and 360 degree views (the waterfront, the Empress Fairmont Hotel and Parliament). It is friendly, lively and beautiful, we especially enjoyed it...More

Thank saberr
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Reviewed yesterday

Watched the juggler at the Inner Harbour. He was even better than the last time we had seen him. He gave our grandson a $5.00 bill for helping him out with his act. Very cool. Will watch him again the next time we are in...More

Thank teenytinyterri
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pretty area wit a lot of things to see. Central location to walk or take a hop on hop off bus. Lots of food options.

Thank azjon
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed walking along here in the sunshine, lots to see & be entertained as well as several good stalls. Very pleasant spot.

Thank MaggieDublin
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Parliament building looks so magnificent at night when it is lit up! You must see it at night and then also at daylight. It makes for such beautiful photographs!

Thank angelh998
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great time walking around the inner harbour and seeing the sights. A must do if in Victoria.

Thank Connie F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The inner harbour is small in size but it certainly packs everything in. Surrounded by the impressive parliament building and the Empress Hotel with its lovely gardens, you can sit and people watch in the many cafes and bars in the area. Loved seeing the...More

Thank ElainePaul2013
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A hive of activity, both cultural (craftstreet performers etc) and a mix of float planes, large and small ships, plus water taxis. Always worth visiting to people watch and relax. Good food available on the go. A distinctive central feature of Victoria not to be...More

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely small harbour with fantastic old buildings including hotels and parliament building. Very well maintained and lovely gardens. The city is very sketchy in the CBD area but this is the area that is most renowned.

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing more that can be said about the Inner Harbour other than it probably symbolizes Canada more than any urban setting, and I include in this list The CN Tower and Haute-Ville Quebec. It is spectacular at any time of the day or...More

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Beth G
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
inspiredwireart I found her. She is Karen Allan
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Bonnie E
June 12, 2015|
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Yes Princess does offer a Downtown Express Shuttle which will drop you off in front of The Empress Hotel right across the street from the harbor. Easy walk to the nearby stores and the B.C Museum, which is a must see... More
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carol31352
April 2, 2015|
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Response from Renegade225 | Reviewed this property |
It is the Victory Harbour Ferry and not tug boats that perform the ballet. Look for the performances at the Causeway Marina in the inner harbour every Sunday at 10:45 AM from May to September. Additionally there are... More
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