Just two blocks from The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, you will find Victoria’s iconic Inner Harbour. With Parliament Buildings as the back drop, the harbour is alive with activity.
Victoria Harbour, gateway to British Columbia and Canada, is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. The harbour has a long history, starting with its use by First Nations. Recreational vessels and small cruise ships can moor in the centre of this famous heritage city, just steps from its historic streets and distinctive architecture. During the summer months, the harbour is the focus of festivals, shows and music.
Follow in our dinosaur footsteps or slide back in time to the Ice Age, past a wall of ice and into the life of a woolly mammoth. See how the fur trade touched and forever changed the lives of BC First Peoples. Climb aboard Captain Vancouver’s ship as she anchors in the Nootka Sound. And stroll through a forest for a visit with a cougar or grizzly bear
Many of Discovery Walks’ tours depart from the Tourism Victoria Information Centre located in the Inner Harbour. Choose from Ghost Walks, Victorian Villains, Smugglers & Rum Runners, Wartime Stores, Christmas in Old Victoria and more!
Harbour Air Sea Planes offers a unique panoramic way to tour Victoria. It’s also fun to watch the planes take off and land from the inner harbour!
Enjoy a tour or watch the boats come and go; watch their 10 minute Water Ballet 10:45am every Sunday May through September, and Saturdays July & August.
Departing from 950 Wharf Street, this is a great way to tour the harbour!
An exhibition of the definitive Robert Bateman collection spanning seven decades as one of Canada’s premier artists.
Overlooking Victoria’s majestic Inner Harbour, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public year-round. Visitors are invited to discover the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings and learn about British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly.
From June 13, 2014 to September 14, 2014 the Night Market takes place every Friday and Saturday night.
*The night market will not take place August 15 & 16 due to the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival
Tourism Victoria’s Information Centre
If you find yourself at the inner harbour and need help or directions, the Information Centre is located at the corner Wharf Street and Government Street.