Visit Victoria BC’s Beautiful Inner Harbour

Visit Victoria BC’s Beautiful Inner Harbour


Post Last Modified – June 24, 2020

A Look At Victoria BC’s Beautiful Inner Harbour

I thought you would enjoy a quick glimpse of Victoria BC’s Beautiful Inner Harbour. Located right downtown in the heart of the City, it’s a place not to be missed.

On our last visit to the Capital City in the Province of British Columbia, I was able to capture a few images and a short video of the scenic harbour. Took these while we were out enjoying the lovely summer day, walking along the never ending pedestrian walkways located directly on the shoreline.

First have a look at my quick 30 second video giving you just a glimpse of the entrance way to the Inner Harbour in Victoria. 🙂

Victoria British Columbia’s Inner Harbor – YouTube Video

 

Seaplanes To Cruise Ships In Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Victoria Harbour comes alive in the summertime, filled with pleasure boats, sea planes, cruise ships and much more, coming and going in and out of the inner harbor throughout the day!

This area is every photographers dream come true, with endless opportunities to capture amazing scenic photos in the area.

There’s a buzz of activity all day long, especially from May thru September, when tourists from all over the world arrive in the city and when the weather is spectacular!

There’s whale watching tours, pirate ship tours that the kids will love, kayaking tours and more for the outdoor enthusiast, all in and around the harbor.

For a closer look and photos of activities in the city, be sure to check out my previous post and photos on Best Things To Do In Victoria, BC – From A Local.

A Summer Day In Downtown Victoria Harbour

You can walk along the promenade in the inner harbour for hours!  Summer brings out street performers and vendors offering handmade local crafts and much more.

Stroll along the many pedestrian walkways along the Oceanside while taking in the fresh sea air!

Victoria is really a city not to be missed when traveling to the western part of Canada.

The Historic Empress Hotel

The historic Fairmont Empress Hotel is one of Victoria’s Treasured landmarks situated right downtown adjacent to the Inner Harbour.

Opened in 1908, this beautiful hotel is definitely worth walking through the halls as you take a step back in time, or perhaps to enjoy their famous afternoon tea in the great lobby!

Truly one of Victoria’s greatest landmarks situated downtown adjacent to the inner harbour. Opened in 1908, this historic hotel continues to operate as the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Take a stroll through the halls and step back in time, or enjoy the famous afternoon tea in the great lobby!

The Parliament Building

As well, walk the front lawn of the historic Government Parliament Building and view the Gold Statue on top.   This building is also set alongside the inner harbour and at night the building is brilliantly displayed with a stream of lights.

The large grass lawn, floral displays and monuments make this another visitor favorite!

Don’t forget to check out the top of the Government Parliament Building and its Gold Statue.

This building is also set alongside the inner harbor and at night is brilliantly displayed for the public to enjoy.  A lovely grass lawn for you to enjoy with the many floral displays and statues make this another visitor favorite!

The Undersea Gardens

Situated directly in the inner harbour and another landmark in operation for nearly 50 years, was the Undersea Gardens display. A lovely underwater display of live local sea life for the whole family to enjoy, complete with live scuba diving shows!

Unfortunately, the major attraction that was in the city for years, sadly is no longer! 🙁

I remember this attraction from when I was just a boy growing up in the city and over the years, always loved the beautiful display of flowers and flags shown in the photos above.

Scenic Inner Harbour

 

Cruise Ship Terminal In Victoria Harbour

Celebrity Cruise Ship Solstice at Port in Victoria Harbour

From May to September, hundreds of cruise ships arrive in the city while coming and going from Alaska.  As many as 3 ships can be in Port at any given time.

There are lovely walkways along the shoreline and for cruise ship passengers it’s an easy walk to the main tourist center and harbour promenade.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Docked at Ogden Point

One of my most favorite walks is at Ogden Point at the Cruise Ship terminal. Here, you can walk along the breakwater walkway enjoying views of the harbour and directly across to Washington State and the beautiful Olympic Mountains.

I never get tired of walking in this part of town and on scenic Dallas Road.

Ferries Operate Directly From The Inner Harbour

Black Ball Ferry Sailing From Port Angeles, Washington

There are a number of ferry options available to make your way to Vancouver Island.  There’s the Black Ball Ferry that comes and goes from Port Angeles, Washington across the water and the Victoria Clipper Fast Ferry that travels to and from Seattle.

As well, during the peak season, Washington State Ferries operates from Anacortes, Washington State to the island.

We also have our very own BC Ferries that cover the mainland from Vancouver to Vancouver Island and surrounding Gulf Islands.  Be sure to check out my post and photos on British Columbia Ferry Travel as well.

Victoria Clipper Ferry Arriving From Seattle, Washington

Victoria is really a city not to be missed when traveling to the west coast of Canada. There’s so much to see and do for the entire family all year long.

Victoria Inner Harbour has it all, from major tourist attractions, dining, shopping, city parks and so much more, it simply cannot be missed!

Local Art Display in Victoria Harbour Walkway

Below, I have included a link to the Official Tourism Website of Victoria for your convenience, where you can access much more detailed information on this beautiful city.

✈    Tourism Victoria

A Pirate Ship Tour Boat in Victoria Harbour

 

Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂

Did You Know …

“The S.S. Minnow From Gilligan’s Island Hit Television Series From Years Ago, Is Now Located In British Columbia On Vancouver Island.”

 

 

✈    Victoria British Columbia Canada – Visitors Guide

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