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“empress hotel”(618 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.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
James Bay
+1 250-388-7223
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are ever in Victoria, you must put aside some time to explore the Inner Harbour and surroundings. Try and make sure that you can also see this area at night to appreciate the beauty. There are also water taxis that you can use...More

Thank Wendy J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went there as part of the photography tour with Aaron Dowling to shoot the blue hour. Not disappointed. It is essentially a bay with marina. Many pleasure craft and boats were there. The Victoria information centre is also located facing this bay. In the...More

Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 2 days ago

After an fantastic dinner we needed to walk around a bit. Music, people and a little bit of wine. Everything we looked for. Loved it.

Thank Ulli B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The lights at night around the inner harbor are wonderful - during the day, the comings and goings of the ship and boat traffic is exciting. Walking is easy, flat, and you can take a lot of time. Also, no hassling from street vendors or...More

Thank lenrhodesmusic
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited Victoria many times and always try to stroll the inner harbor. There is some major restorative construction going on, which may detract from the serenity of the moment, however I am pleased that they are restoring a period building, not tearing it...More

Thank rorykap
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing scenary of The empress, waterfront and the BC Legislative Building. Worth a visit and a stroll to take in the natural beauty

Thank blackiemokona
Reviewed 5 days ago

Probably the centerpiece of Victoria. Very scenic and very quaint. It is fronted by several hotels including the iconic Empress and the The Grand. During the day it is very busy with all the boats and ferries plying its waters and a bit noisy, with...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Noisy during the day (sea planes), but quiet with buskers at night. Well lit. Great photo opportunities. Nearby bars and restaurants mostly linked to hotels. Horse drawn lit carriages ply the area.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a nice long stroll in this beautiful Harbour. It has something for everyone. Sea plans, boats, shops, and beauty. Ride a tiny water taxi, eat a quick bite, or just stroll and relax by the water. Don't miss out visiting the Inner Harbour when...More

Thank jesfire415
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is what you see in all the photos of Victoria. Empress hotel is also there. Nice terrace to enjoy a glass of wine if you have time. Beautiful setting of the marina and surrounding areas and buildings. Can’t miss it.

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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 Dave S | Reviewed this property |
inspiredwireart I found her. She is Karen Allan