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- 98%Family Travelers
- 75%Business Travelers
- 75%Local Culture
- 74%Art & Design Lovers
- 74%Adventure Travelers
User Reviews (15 Reviews)
- Inner HarbourFeb 22, 2014
The Inner Harbour is the hub of downtown Victoria and is lined with restaurants, cafe's and other tourist services. You can walk there in 15 minutes or walk 3 minutes to the Harbour Ferry that takes you right there.
- Inner HarbourAug 07, 2013
Inner harbor is the hub of Victoria. We were lucky that we were living a stone's throw away from the inner harbor on Government street. This is a lovely place to hang out and take a boat ride in the harbor, view the parliament buildings or walk around in the public areas of the Empress Hotel. It is a great place for people watching as well with some nice restaurants on Wharf street.
- Inner HarbourMay 17, 2013
Just 2 blocks away is the Victoria Inner Harbour. There's always something going on here, artists, jugglers, street mime artists, musicians, coffee and ice cream vendors and lots of camera totin' tourists. It's definitely THE place to be when you visit Victoria.
- Inner HarbourMay 04, 2013
Soak up the entertainment (buskers) in the Inner Harbour. This harbor is picturesque and delightful in the midst of the central tourist district center surrounded with things to see and do. Always full of boat traffic, from pleasure craft to ferries and sea plane traffic, it is a breath of fresh air and scenic harbours. Within short walks are the B.C. Museum, Empress Hotel and Parliament buildings. The harbor always has a nice variety of private pleasure craft moored.
- Inner HarbourMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 24, 2012
Victoria Harbour is a harbour, seaport, and seaplane airport. It also serves as a cruise ship and ferry destination for tourists and visitors to the City and Vancouver Island. Historically it was a shipbuilding and commercial fishing centre. Several port facilities in the harbour are overseen and developed by the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, however the Harbour Master's position is with Transport Canada.
Gayle and I entered and left Victoria through the Inner Harbour on the Clipper. We also had a modest view from our Magnolia Hotel Room. It's a signature view on either side of shore, with pretty sights including the Fairmont Empress, the Legislative Assembly Buildings, landing float planes, water taxis, and happy folks (including us) walking hand-in-hand along the shoreline and taking it all in.
My only complaint is that Inner Harbour is perhaps a victim of its own popularity and less than optimum urban planning. I mostly see that in the various styles of modern architecture that sit "side-by-side" with the more historical Francis Rattenbury "English" buildings. The result (in my opinion) is a whole that does not equal the sum of its parts.