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Inner Harbour

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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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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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

If you go to Victoria, you pretty much have to visit the inner harbor. It is the location of many attractions and a great starting point for a walk around town.

Thank Vancouvermac
Reviewed March 6, 2016

On a sunny day it's a good place to stroll and take in the sights of the Empress hotel and the Parliment Buildings. Good eats and coffee shops abound

Thank John L
Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I always feel really lucky to be able to walk the scenic route home through the inner harbour! It's looking a little weird at the moment because both the Empress and Hotel Grand Pacific address getting renovated. At night when it's all light up though...More

Thank Lindsay H
Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

The inner harbour is a must see when visiting Victoria. The views are absolutely beautiful. This is a perfect place for a nice walk or a jog.

Thank DrGato
Reviewed March 5, 2016

we walked down to the harbor and took a short 45 minute cruse of the harbor in a water taxi then we walked the water front was very calm and beautiful? I said to the wife Victoria is always doing something there to spruce it...More

Thank Brent K
Reviewed March 5, 2016

There is everything going on in the Inner Harbour. Music, street performers, walkers, sight seers, activities, food. The view is spectacular and it's so much fun to watch everyone around you. There are walking paths and plenty of places to just sit. This is one...More

Thank charper69
Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time! Got to take ferries. We stayed out by Fisherman's Wharf took ferry around inner harbour. When our feet got too sore we hopped onto ferry back to hotel

Thank Ann T
Reviewed March 1, 2016

I love the Inner Harbour. You can walk from one side to the other down by the water's edge or up higher by the streets. Float planes come and go all day long, and they are such fun to watch! There are beautiful sailboats and...More

Thank Martha D
Reviewed February 29, 2016

Despite cool weather there is always something happening in the harbour... people watching at its finest.

Thank Kate H
Reviewed February 29, 2016

Both Day and Night got it's own Beauty, but at night, the building lights up and you get a really cool shot with a camera.

Thank ReccaHuang
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Beth G
ISO a certain personalized wire art vendor that has a booth in the Inner Harbor in Victoria, BC. I know this is pretty random, but I'm hoping to find the vendor so I can buy something for my daughter for Christmas. I regret not buying something from her when we were there in August and I didn't pick up her card.
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
inspiredwireart I found her. She is Karen Allan
Bonnie E
Princess Cruises offers a bus (free) from the dock to the Inner Harbor (presumably Government St.) : Do they discharge passengers at the western end or the eastern end first? We would like to visit shops first and work our way east to the Empress Hotel, the Legislative Assembly, and if there is time, the B.C Museum. It is very difficult to budget our time of just 4 1/2 hours in Victoria. We saw the lovely Inner Harbor in 1986 and want to revisit the highlights. Does the Princess Cruise bus pick up passengers to return to the ship from near the Empress pr B.C.museum'
June 12, 2015|
Response from CaliforniaFieldmouse |
Yes Princess does offer a Downtown Express Shuttle which will drop you off in front of The Empress Hotel right across the street from the harbor. Easy walk to the nearby stores and the B.C Museum, which is a must see... More
When do the tubboats perform in the inner harbor?
April 2, 2015|
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Response from Renegade225 | Reviewed this property |
It is the Victory Harbour Ferry and not tug boats that perform the ballet. Look for the performances at the Causeway Marina in the inner harbour every Sunday at 10:45 AM from May to September. Additionally there are... More