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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Inner Harbour is the center of downtown for tourists. It is the place to see and be seen. It is where all the action is. When we were there they were having boat races. What fun. There are street performers, small goods being sold on the lawn, tourists, restaurants, shops, flowers -- a little of everything that is interesting... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

While drinking a beer on the waterfront, my girlfriend and I pondered living in one of the nice apartments down the street. It is a little touristy, but there are clearly plenty of locals. The area is just beautiful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I love going here and have fun watching the buskers entertain everyone. There is lots of activities to enjoy including attending the night market, watching a portrait being done or jumping on a water taxi for a tour of the harbour. It is definitely not to be missed.

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Eloy
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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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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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