Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Just around the corner from Victoria's Inner Harbour, Fisherman's Wharf is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. This unique marine destination offers food kiosks, unique shops and eco-tour adventures in the heart of the working harbour. Wander down the docks with your lunch, buy seafood fresh off the boat, see moored pleasure vessels and float homes, and watch as fishing vessels unload their wares.
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  • Avidesh
    Oxford, United Kingdom586 contributions
    Cute
    The Fisherman's Wharf is very pretty! You get good views of Victoria's harbour from here too. There are some decent shops and restaurants here that are worth checking out. I enjoyed my visit here. Although it is quite small, I felt that there is a lot of character here worth exploring.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 14, 2023
  • Stu2247
    Solihull, United Kingdom320 contributions
    Pretty little are, lots of beautiful houseboats.
    Love this little area and the lots of different styles and brightly coloured houseboats. Free to enter, you can book tours from here, get water taxis to and from here. There are places to eat and drink and even a little gift shop. Just remember that some of these houseboats are people's homes, so always be respectful. There is one that is a B&B, and I would happily stay here it hasa great feel to it.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Sandra’s impressions
    London, United Kingdom36 contributions
    Worth the walk from downtown
    Worth the walk from downtown Victoria. Saw some lovely looking houseboats. Would recommend. Quite busy but the ice cream shop was worth it!!! Lacking on the wash room front but had a water refill station - always handy. Sandra recommends.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Maya
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom340 contributions
    Cool to see but busy
    Such a fun place to visit. It’s a lot smaller than I had expected so don’t plan on staying more than an hour or so. The house boats are really cool to see but it is quite busy. There are also food stalls all with long lines but the food did look good.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 16, 2023
  • deepakgupta5
    Vancouver, Canada603 contributions
    Colourful floating homes
    This is a small place near downtown Victoria. There are quite a few restaurants here and a community of colourful floating homes which are right next to the marketplace. It is a nice area to take a walk and then grab a quick bite. Not a lot to see especially as the waterfront area is actually next to the residences.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Ilnaz N
    Victoria, Canada219 contributions
    Fisherman’s Wharf Review
    It was a good experience to see all the colourful houses on water and all kinds of animals living there. There are many restaurants serving sea food as well as souvenir shops for the ones interested. I guess its worth visiting once but I dont think we will go back there!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 7, 2023
  • Rockiroads
    Oshawa, Canada1,269 contributions
    Nice place to see
    This was a neat spot we stumbled upon when walking around Victoria. Floating homes, restaurants and shops. Lots of people up and down the docks. Must be very difficult for those living there. Lots of restaurants, prices a bit high. Hard to find tables. My wife bought some jewellrey here. A neat thing to do and see
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
  • traveltheworld461
    Fort McMurray, Canada1,914 contributions
    Beautiful place to explore
    We parked at the Fisherman’s Wharf and it was $12 for three hours. We were there early in the day so not a lot of shops and restaurants were open when we were arrived. We walked on the trail along the water towards town and took a water taxi back in the afternoon. We saw seals. When we got back, more places were open. Definitely recommend to stop by and walk around.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 25, 2023
  • HdeRooij
    Hoorn, The Netherlands190 contributions
    Nice little boathouse village at the piers. Few small restaurants.
    Easy to go to, next to the city center. Good view on the harbour of the city. Nice little shops and take-out retaurants. I would recommend the fishstore. The fishcakes are excelllent. Chowder also. Heating at the open bar. Easy going on the wharf.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 26, 2023
  • TheItineraryOfLife
    Bay City, Michigan103 contributions
    Take a look
    Definitely worth visiting and getting a few pictures! Looks very neat—great photos. We were suggested to eat at Fisherman’s Wharf, Barb’s Fish and Chips but we didn’t have the opportunity. Sea taxis looked cool. Excursions available to book at the wharf. Hop on/hop off bus stops there.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 12, 2023
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That Guy
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
So it looks like something in a storybook, tons of fish and sea animals but the favorite by far is a little seal who has made it home. He comes right up for pets. The shops are amazing and people are so welcoming. As a resident of BC, this lives up to our reputation. (Most things here are very over rated) There is an attached park and playground for the kids. Simply 10 out of 10 for me.
Written February 19, 2024
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Stewarts Vacation
1,035 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We walked from our hotel all the way along the waterfront of Victoria's Inner Harbour, along David Foster Way, to Fisherman's Wharf. The colourful houseboats were a picturesque and eye-catching sight! It was fun to wander and admire the charming (some not so charming!) floating homes. There were food and ice cream kiosks, and places for booking tours. We spotted seals in the water. Well worth a visit.
Written December 10, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,296 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Fisherman's Wharf is a lovely area to walk around and enjoy some wonderful views of the harbour. There are some restaurants and other shops as well. We only spent a few minutes here and enjoyed the views.
Written December 8, 2023
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TheItineraryOfLife
Bay City, MI103 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Definitely worth visiting and getting a few pictures! Looks very neat—great photos. We were suggested to eat at Fisherman’s Wharf, Barb’s Fish and Chips but we didn’t have the opportunity. Sea taxis looked cool. Excursions available to book at the wharf. Hop on/hop off bus stops there.
Written November 12, 2023
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HdeRooij
Hoorn, The Netherlands190 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Easy to go to, next to the city center. Good view on the harbour of the city.
Nice little shops and take-out retaurants. I would recommend the fishstore. The fishcakes are excelllent. Chowder also. Heating at the open bar.
Easy going on the wharf.
Written October 26, 2023
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Samuel B
Norwich, UK59 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Great little area with a fair bit to look at and some nice places to stop and eat! Probably the nicest spot to walk around on a sunny day in Victoria
Written October 25, 2023
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traveltheworld461
Fort McMurray, Canada1,914 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
We parked at the Fisherman’s Wharf and it was $12 for three hours. We were there early in the day so not a lot of shops and restaurants were open when we were arrived. We walked on the trail along the water towards town and took a water taxi back in the afternoon. We saw seals. When we got back, more places were open. Definitely recommend to stop by and walk around.
Written October 25, 2023
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Michelle028
Mississauga, Canada279 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Cute area. You only need about an hour to walk through. I recommend going early in order to get parking. Download the honk mobile parking app so it's easier.
Written October 21, 2023
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jk46959
Manchester, UK49 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
With some spare time we took a walk to the wharf, lovely atmosphere and walking round the water homes is well worth the stroll along the harbour.
Written October 20, 2023
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Try2TravelSustainably
Hamilton, Canada277 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
A neat area to visit. The residents are very generous letting tourist walk around their homes. The restaurants in the area are good for a snack or drink. A few vendors as well. You can take a water taxi to hear or from here.
Written October 15, 2023
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