Victoria Inner Harbour

Guided Tour Highlight

  • Fairmont Empress Hotel in the Victoria Inner HarbourCredit: Tourism Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Hotel in the Victoria Inner HarbourCredit: Tourism Victoria
  • Gardens outside the BC parliament buildings in Victoria Inner HarbourCredit: Destination BC & Edward Gifford
  • Tulips outside of the BC parliament buildings in Victoria Inner Harbour.Credit: Tourism Victoria & Deanne Gillespie

Enjoy a relaxed stroll on the boardwalk around the Inner Harbour of BC’s capital city of Victoria, steps from waterfront attractions, the landmark Parliament Buildings, Empress Hotel (including the popular Tea at the Empress), and the eclectic shops of Government Street. With so much to see and do in easy walking distance, take your time exploring this famously quaint and royal city on our Victoria + Butchart Gardens tour.

Experience Victoria Inner Harbour as part of these tour(s):

  • Victoria + Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour   READ MORE
  • Victoria + Butchart Gardens Summer Tour   READ MORE
  • Hop-On in Vancouver + Tour Victoria
    2 Day Bundle
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  • Explore Victoria, Whistler + Vancouver 4 Day Bundle   READ MORE

We’ve compiled a list of our most common questions and some fun facts. Still have questions? We can help! Give us a call at 604-451-1600.

What can I see at the Victoria Inner Harbour?

See our General FAQ.

Did you know?

  • The Victoria Inner Harbour hosts an annual Classic Boat Festival where classic wooden boats are docked and displayed.
  • The first documented arrival of a European on Vancouver Island was the Spanish explorer Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra in 1775.
  • The British Columbia Parliament Buildings and Empress Hotel were designed by Francis Rattenbury, who also designed the building housing the Vancouver Art Gallery.