Inner Harbour
Inner Harbour
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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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  • 708Robin
    West Sussex, United Kingdom1,475 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful downtown
    A great area to wander at your leisure. If you are here during a Saturday morning the small ferry boats do a musical ballet on the water. Great views all around, and I have never seen as many flowers as literally every lamp post has a basket of flowers hanging from it.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Rockiroads
    Oshawa, Canada1,311 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The sites sounds water people, views all were great.
    This was a great place to walk. Lots of stops. Small flea market. Buskers. Beautiful buildings. Sea Planes landing. Boats to look at. It will take you a long time to enjoy this whole path around the waterfront. It may surprise you as you pass a museum, parliament houses, ice cream places, water taxis. If your a walker, and like to see the sites on foot, everything about this is good.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Lizsza
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much to see in the capital of Vancouver Island - Victoria
    Absolutely gorgeous town, so much to see within walking distance of the seaplane harbour. The local park is a beautiful place to wander through and then continue with a coastal walk. The historic buildings eg Parliament Building very Grand.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia49,749 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place
    The Inner Harbour is a lovey area. We took a walk all around for a couple of hours and really enjoyed the place. Full of shops, restaurants, gift and tourist type of shops and the views are absolutely wonderful.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 December 2023
  • Bohemian_me84
    Calgary, Canada2,006 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Never disappoints
    It just never disappoints . My trip to Alaska got canceled , 3 days into being stucked in a boat , so I came to Victoria . Always good choice . City is very pedestrian friendly , view is always incredible , food is good and blooming flowers smell amazing.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 April 2024
  • RobertMJThompson
    Victoria, Canada774 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tourism Central
    Everything you would want for a day of pleasure is here. Indigenous vendors are here. Museums & restaurants are here. Excursions can be booked from here. This is Victoria's tourist hub. Take a walk and breathe in the colour of the city.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 May 2024
  • Celeste
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful city, even at night
    The city is so clean and the people were extremely friendly. Our cruise only stopped in port for 3 hours at night, so we didn’t get to experience much of the inner harbor or any of it in the daylight. Additionally, it was about a 30 minute walk to the inner harbor from the cruise ships, so not the closets thing. However, we would come back in a heartbeat.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 May 2024
  • Louise Masin Sattler
    Los Angeles, California1,462 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoy the energy of the Victoria waterfront!
    Victoria BC is stunning! The waterfront is alive with activity all day and early evening during the summer months. We walked all around and enjoyed the bagpipers, artisans, variety of restaurants, and people-watching. The walk is easy and mostly flat. The main streets are filled with cute shops and a variety of eateries. The Empress Hotel - a Fairmont property- hosts high tea and also the Miniature museum! Be sure to check out the very helpful visitors center. This area is fun for all ages and very accessible! A “must do” if visiting Victoria!
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2024
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Louise Masin Sattler
Los Angeles, CA1,462 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Victoria BC is stunning! The waterfront is alive with activity all day and early evening during the summer months. We walked all around and enjoyed the bagpipers, artisans, variety of restaurants, and people-watching. The walk is easy and mostly flat. The main streets are filled with cute shops and a variety of eateries. The Empress Hotel - a Fairmont property- hosts high tea and also the Miniature museum! Be sure to check out the very helpful visitors center. This area is fun for all ages and very accessible! A “must do” if visiting Victoria!
Written 1 July 2024
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Hannibal A
Los Angeles, CA59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
Cool time in this city/inner harbour I liked the view and plan on seeing butchart gardens an some other sites on my next trip........
Written 17 June 2024
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Christophe B
Quebec City, Canada821 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Definitely a must go / walk in Victoria. The views are gorgeous and it smells of the ocean. That being said, brace yourselves for masses of tourists.
Written 1 June 2024
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Celeste
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The city is so clean and the people were extremely friendly. Our cruise only stopped in port for 3 hours at night, so we didn’t get to experience much of the inner harbor or any of it in the daylight. Additionally, it was about a 30 minute walk to the inner harbor from the cruise ships, so not the closets thing. However, we would come back in a heartbeat.
Written 27 May 2024
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RobertMJThompson
Victoria, Canada774 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Everything you would want for a day of pleasure is here. Indigenous vendors are here. Museums & restaurants are here. Excursions can be booked from here. This is Victoria's tourist hub. Take a walk and breathe in the colour of the city.
Written 24 May 2024
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Bohemian_me84
Calgary, Canada2,006 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
It just never disappoints . My trip to Alaska got canceled , 3 days into being stucked in a boat , so I came to Victoria . Always good choice . City is very pedestrian friendly , view is always incredible , food is good and blooming flowers smell amazing.
Written 30 April 2024
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Daniela N
Houston, TX747 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Very beautiful walk in late April 2024. Beautiful tulips, weather and flowers were everywhere. Multiple restaurants around.
Written 27 April 2024
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tdsuperstar
Toronto, Canada19,034 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The Inner Harbour is spectacular! From the Legislative Buildings, to the Empress Hotel framing in the Harbour, the beauty of Victoria is there for you to take in. The constant life in the harbour, from seaplanes taking off, to the people enjoying a stroll to the boats going on the water, you really enjoy the views and life downtown. Being so close to other attractions and restaurants makes the Inner Harbour a natural place to begin your Victorian adventure!
Written 24 March 2024
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Kiki
Vancouver, Canada283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
到victoria的第一天下午去的,天气很好,蓝天白云,通透干净。
从red fish blue fish那边走到了floating homes那边,一路赏心悦目。
在岸边超近距离看到一只加拿大鹅,悠哉悠哉在草里找吃的。
Written 17 March 2024
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,749 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The Inner Harbour is a lovey area. We took a walk all around for a couple of hours and really enjoyed the place. Full of shops, restaurants, gift and tourist type of shops and the views are absolutely wonderful.
Written 8 December 2023
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