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Inner Harbour

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (James Bay)
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Victorian Gardens and Seaside Vistas Pedicab Tour
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Ranked #1 of 57 Attractions in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Walking, Kayaking, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This scenic patch of waterfront is the location of Victoria's many...
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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 special treat, have afternoon tea at the grand Empress Hotel or board a ferry for a harbor tour.
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Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

I've visited Victoria in all seasons, by car, boat and ferry. And now I've had the pleasure of experiencing it in all its Christmas splendor. The Empress Hotel (and their famous High Tea), the Museum and Parliament all surround the harbor and streets full of shopping and great dining of all varieties are within walking distance. It's hard to find... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view of the harbour, I went at night and enjoyed the lights of the Empress, parliament and surrounding area. A must visit while in Victoria

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful capital cities in Canada and the world! There is always lots to see and do from; eating at a restaurant overlooking the water, or visiting the government building, or taking a tour of the Fairmont Empress Hotel and stopping for their High Tea! Love the city and the island!

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Edmonton, Canada
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181 reviews 181 reviews
15 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Returned home to Victoria to visit for Christmas and couldn't wait for our first stop - the Inner Harbour. It is so beautiful! The lights, the decorations, the Parliament Buildings all lit up, the skating rink on the front lawn of the Empress, the boats decorated - it was all just perfect! Of course, there is much more to do... More 

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful little harbour with nice restaurants and shops. A very touristy place. On one side the legislature and on the other the Empress Hotel.

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Gazing over the harbour, inner tour on small boats, whale watching tours, dining in adjacent restaurants, strolling around listening to street musicians and street vendors.

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Victoria, Canada
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is a bustling place in the summer with artists buskers and food venders. There are also several good restaurants in the area. There are many good photo ops of those iconic Victoria sites. The BC Legislature, Empress Hotel and the Inner Harbour. Enjoy a ride on a Harbour Ferry or Board your whale watching adventure.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Being there right before Christmas we enjoyed all the colorful lights adorning the harbor and the area. It was so delightful to take a walk and see lights on the buildings (the Parliament and the Empress were particularly nice) and some of the boats even had lights on them.

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Ideal to go with your couple, it has the perfect romantic settings for a nice dinner and then going out on a nice stroll across the harbour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

You have to go a long way to find an inner harbour more beautiful than this one with Christmas lights on the BC Legislature building and so many other buildings around the harbour.

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