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A nice place to visit

Our tour bus dropped us off at the pier after our visit to Butchart Gardens. Lovely views of boats... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
North Lakes, Australia
Pretty harbour

Only had a coffee here. It was worth the stop and people watching. We had a lovely day in Victoria... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Whyteleafe, United Kingdom
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815 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T2, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 12, 2011

I hope this is the same pier walk out to the lighthouse. The pier walk is located next to where the cruise ships dock. Walk to the Fisherman's Wharf and then keep walking about 1/2 mile down the street to the cruise ships. Walk into...More

7  Thank silversneakers
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I took an Alaskan cruise and one of the ports was Victoria, BC. Stay away from the pedicabs tours; it is the biggest rip-off there. My wife and I along with another couple from our cruise ship took a pedicab to tour...More

9  Thank Jerry S
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All reviews waterfront area enjoyable walk empress hotel wonderful place to visit street vendors lots of shops carriage ride cruise ship sunny day butchart gardens whale watching boats stroll buskers walkabout sites tourists
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Our tour bus dropped us off at the pier after our visit to Butchart Gardens. Lovely views of boats moored in the harbour. Walking around the area you can see Parliament House, The Empress Hotel, a lovely topiary of whales and lots of shops to...More

Thank RBN11
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Only had a coffee here. It was worth the stop and people watching. We had a lovely day in Victoria coffee good too.

Thank melonsgal1
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We walked around the peir more than once when we were in Victoria.It was a great place to watch the boats and people watch as well.There are lots of places to sit as well .Take the time and spend an afternoon enjoying the water etc.

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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Fun little place to visit. Lots going on. Street performers, food, beautiful flowers, and a few homeless...

Thank slabrum
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a lovely area to walk around. We enjoyed the shops and restaurants in the area. It was crowded because of all of the cruise ship passengers.

Thank Deb W
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Walk around, get to know local business, appreciate the views and gardens. Victoria is a beautiful place with lots of cultural life and things to see.

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful area to stroll along and see all of the beautiful sites in Victoria. So many lovely places to eat and lots of shoppes to visit. You could spend hours just walking around.

Thank IndySig
Reviewed July 26, 2018

The city it self is very nice. There are a lot of different, beautiful houses. It's great for walking but also for taking a carriage ride around the pier.

Thank Daria Z
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The area is very clean, lots of restaurants and coffee shops around. The air is super fresh and nice and quiet town to visit . It is just 1.5 hrs away by Ferry from Richmond area which is very close to the Vancouver International airport

Thank Vicky H
Reviewed July 1, 2018

It is a beautiful are of downtown, great stroll around the inner harbour and you're going to hit the pier ... there are cruise ships that come in, and beautiful pleasure boats/yachts. Take it all in.. right now there is lots of road work &...More

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August 10, 2018|
Response from Brian V | Reviewed this property |
It is a nice walk through quaint neighborhoods of old houses. It leads into the heart of down town Victoria, the marina, harbour, Empress, Government Street , ect. You do not need a ship excursion if you are capable of a 30... More
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Chris D | Reviewed this property |
Brian V's answer is complete and accurate. There are other options, such as Helijet, if you are in a hurry. But, check at the Visitor Centre, very close to Victoria pier, ferry schedules.