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Inner Harbour

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (James Bay)
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Ranked #1 of 60 Attractions in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Walking, Kayaking, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This scenic patch of waterfront is the location of Victoria's many tourist attractions, recreational activities, restaurants and shopping. For a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Eloy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

everything is around the harbor that you would want to visit or see. shopping just a few blocks into town. easy to walk it all

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Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent harbor to walk around. Street entertainers, lots of vendors and right off the harbor lots of great restaurants. It is surrounded by grand old hotels and government buildings. Do not get to tried walking all day becuase you want to make sure you come back out after dark when everything is illuminated.

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San Jose, California
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22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Too bad it's so touristy because it really is pretty with views over the harbor and historic buildings such as the Parliament and the Empress Hotel. Crowds and noise diminish the appeal of this very lovely area.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The inner harbour is gorgeous. There's lots of photo ops and always something going on in terms of stalls to shop at or buskers/entertainers doing their thing. It's a great place to take a stroll and soak up some of Victoria life.

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Toronto, Canada
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Inner Harbour shows Victoria at its best, and with the buildings flanking it, three of them (the Parliament Building, the Empress Hotel, and the former CPR ferry terminal) designed by the Yorkshire architect Francis Mawson Rattenbury, it presents an iconic cityscape. I never get tired of walking around it, admiring the yachts in the harbour, listening to the buskers... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Take a walk along the water front, and enjoy the view of the buildings. There are several guys did circus performance and really fun.

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Sammamish, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I love the people watching , the street vendors, and of course the views. It was fun to walk around and see all the boats and water taxis.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I have been to Victoria several times, once with my mother, another time with my husband and recently with my cousins while I was attending a conference at the Empress Hotel. You simply cannot go to Victoria and not walk along the boardwalk around the inner harbour. Watch float planes landing and taking off, see whale watching tours coming and... More

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Ottawa
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Lots of shops and restaurants. Had lunch at Bard and Banker enjoyed the craft beers. Plenty of local craft and native art to look at. Easy walk to Fan tan alley for an adventure in China Town as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

You can walk close the water all the time and get a good view of the opposite shore. You also have many little artisans and small shops. The walk from Fisherman's Whraf to Yates street is about 30 minutes. There is good locations to sit down and relax or admire the view. We were staying in the Delta hotel so... More

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