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Victoria Inner Harbour

About this point of interest


One of the most beautiful harbours in the world, Victoria Inner Harbour has a long and storied history. Today, it hosts many waterfront attractions, including the iconic Parliament Buildings, Empress Hotel (built in 1908), and eclectic shops on Government Street. During the summer months, visitors can participate in an array of festivals and events. Aspiring mariners are welcome to take part in any of the many boating races that take place in the harbour. The Christmas season is also a highlight since the buildings and boats surrounding Victoria Inner Harbour light up in a festive display that is visible for miles. Explore the harbour for yourself on Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing’s Victoria + Butchart Gardens tour.

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Visit the British Columbia Parliament Buildings, the Wall of Provincial Shields and Coats of Armor, the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel, and the Royal BC Museum. You can also watch a parade of incoming ships dock in the harbour!