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Victoria Fisherman’s Wharf

Come to this working harbor to see its colorful floating houses, go on a kayaking trip or a wildlife-spotting cruise and enjoy a meal of fresh seafood on the docks.

At Fisherman’s Wharf you can feed seals, explore a picturesque floating village, enjoy fresh seafood, join whale-watching tours and watch a unique water “ballet.” 

The most idyllic way to cross the harbor is by hopping on a tiny ferry from Wharf Street. The captain doubles as tour guide, so you can learn more about the wharf’s history and houses as you go. 

Other trips include family-friendly pirate tours, eco-adventures by kayak in the Inner Harbour or boat cruises in the straits to spot the marine life. You can see seals and orcas year-round and seasonally also humpback, minke and gray whales.

Take a walk around the Float Home Village with its collection of colorful floating houses. Each has its own style and the residents are often happy to chat about life in their village. Keep an eye out for the historic photos wrapped around electrical boxes during your waterfront stroll.

Try some fish and chips at the floating restaurants or buy fresh seafood straight off the boats. Visit The Fish Store in the late afternoon to get a good deal on oysters and take a seat at one of the picnic tables for a special dining experience. 

Don’t miss the weekly Harbour Ferry Ballet in summer when ferry captains skillfully maneuver their boats in time to classical music. This show started out as a joke and became such a hit that now, 20 years later, it still draws in the crowds.

The wharf is just around the corner from Victoria’s Inner Harbour, which has even more attractions and also includes a seaport and seaplane airport. 

Victoria Fisherman’s Wharf is a 30-minute walk from the city center and served by public buses. Free on-street parking is available but it has time limits, so choose a pay-and-display parking space if you are planning a longer visit. The wharf’s website has information about all tours and events. The whale-watching season starts in May, but humpback sightings are most common from late August to October.


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Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites ¥12,337
Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites

Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites

740 Burdett Ave, Victoria, BC
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Victoria, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Maritime Museum of British Columbia and Victoria Conference Centre. Victoria Harbour and Royal BC Museum are also within 10 minutes.

    Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites ¥13,791
    Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites

    Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites

    1234 Wharf St, Victoria, BC
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Victoria hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Lower Johnson Street, Victoria Harbour, and Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal. Victoria Conference Centre and Royal BC Museum are also within 15 minutes.

      Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA ¥10,522
      Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA

      Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA

      146 Kingston St, Victoria, BC
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in James Bay, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fisherman's Wharf Park and Victoria Fisherman's Wharf. Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal and Victoria Harbour are also within 10 minutes.

        Royal Scot Hotel & Suites ¥9,179
        Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

        Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

        425 Quebec St, Victoria, BC
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in James Bay, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from The Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria Harbour, and Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal. Royal BC Museum and Victoria Conference Centre are also within 10 minutes.

          Hotel Grand Pacific ¥14,805
          Hotel Grand Pacific

          Hotel Grand Pacific

          463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in James Bay, this romantic hotel is steps from The Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria Harbour, and Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal. Royal BC Museum and Victoria Conference Centre are also within 10 minutes.

            Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort ¥13,919
            Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

            Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

            100 Harbour Road, Victoria, BC
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Victoria, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Pacific Rim College, Market Square, and Bastion Square. Chinatown is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) away.

              The Oswego Hotel ¥14,236
              The Oswego Hotel

              The Oswego Hotel

              500 Oswego Street, Victoria, BC
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in James Bay, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal and Victoria Harbour. Victoria Fisherman's Wharf and Royal BC Museum are also within 10 minutes.

                Days Inn by Wyndham Victoria On The Harbour ¥8,518
                Days Inn by Wyndham Victoria On The Harbour

                Days Inn by Wyndham Victoria On The Harbour

                427 Belleville St, Victoria, BC
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in James Bay, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Victoria Harbour and The Robert Bateman Centre. British Columbia Parliament Building and Royal BC Museum are also within 10 minutes.