VANCOUVER ISLAND - Discover Your Next Adventure:
fishermans wharf Victoria BC

Fisherman’s Wharf

food icon
View point icon
Kayak paddle board icon
walk icon


Floating Homes, Bright Colours Fisherman's Wharf is the Perfect Stop for Lunch

Walk, Food


food icon
View point icon
Kayak paddle board icon
walk icon


Family access icon
wheelchair access icon
South Island

Fisherman's Wharf, Victoria on Vancouver Island BC

All of your senses will be firing when visiting Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria. The bright colours of the floating houses, the smell of food at the kiosks and the fresh salty air.

Add in the occasional musician for entertainment while watching and feeding the seals as they frolic in the harbour. Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria BC is a great place to visit with the family any time of the year.


The Food:

Choose from one of the 6 brightly coloured food kiosks you have options to choose from for the whole family, including Seafood, pizza, Mexican, ice cream and mini doughnuts. Picnic tables are provided to sit and enjoy lunch or dinner on the floating dock.

  • Barb’s Fish and Chips – Serving Victoria fish and chips for over 38 years with house-made signature recipes, chowders, dips, cakes and burgers.
  • COCO Grill – Seafood restaurant with Asian fusion. This Hawaii-themed stop  offers a patio and serves beer
  • The Fish Store & More – Seafood restaurant and fish seller – purchased directly from the fisherman on the Wharf and processed on-site at the floating store. Fry bar oyster bar, clams, mussels & crabs.
  • Jackson’s Ice Cream – You can’t be a tourist attraction without ice cream. Jackson’s Ice Cream offers everything you want on a hot summer day. Including Island Farm’s ice cream, frozen yogurt, milkshakes, lemonade, floats and Sundays.
  • Puerto Vallarta Amigos – Enjoy authentic Mexican food with a full menu, including seafood specials, and enjoy the covered seating no matter the weather.
  • Pirate Pizza – A west coast take on a New York Style Pizza. Wide sliced pizza with a foldable yet crispy crust. Pita wraps, wedge fries and salads are also available. And enjoy a cold locally brewed beer or cider as you sit front row at fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Sweets Mini Donuts – The only floating donut shop in Victoria. All sorts of sweet goodies including candy, mini donuts, salt water taffy, cotton candy and more.



  • 4 Winds Nest Boutique – The whimsical floating artisan boutique offers local hand-made artisan pottery, glass, wood & jewelry.
  • Hi Gear Crab Sales – If you are looking for the largest top-grade Dungeness crabs, visit the Hi Gear Crab Sales boat, located on the marina side of the Wharf. 


The Adventure:

  • Beasley’s Fishing Charters – Salmon, halibut or cod from the Pacific Ocean, or drift fishing down one of Victoria’s pristine rivers for steelhead trout or salmon, we will thrill you with the fishing trip of a lifetime. 
  • Eagle Wing Whale Watching – Locally owned and family-operated whale and wildlife watching company with daily tours leaving from Fishermans Wharf.
  • Kelp Reef Kayaking – Enjoy a kayak tour into the Strait of Juan de Fuca or explore Victoria’s Inner harbour. Family tours are available.


Getting to Fisherman’s Wharf:

Walking/Biking: the most scenic route from the inner harbour is the 1.5km walk along the David Foster Harbour Pathway. As you get closer to Fisherman’s Wharf, stop and take the perfect photo of the floating houses across the bay.

There are bike racks available.

Driving: There are 135 paid parking spots located between the park and Fisherman’s Warf at 12 Erie St Parking

Water Taxi: If you are looking for a unique option to get from Fisherman’s Warf to more great spots in the harbour, try the Victoria Harbour Ferry water taxi. The cute 12-passenger pickle boats will putter you across to your next Victoria destination.

Public Transportation: BC Transit offers routes within Vitoria and James Bay and has a great app 

Public Washrooms are located on the dock


Float Homes:
The homes are privately owned on Fisherman’s Wharf, there are 33 berths specifically for floating residences living next to the famous visitor’s location.
Although it’s fun to admire the quirky designed homes from afar, please respect personal property and privacy.

Fisherman’s Wharf is a part of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority.


Victoria & Area Experiences


Fairy Lake Bonsai Tree Vancouver Island 10 minutes from Port Renfrew BC
10 min stop icon

Fairy Lake Bonsa...

The Fairy Lake Bonsai Tree is a rare find. The naturally formed bonsai tree has easy access and is a well-known spot for photographers
Fisgard Lighthouse from Fort Rodd Hill
lighthouse icon
Museum icon
walk icon

Fort Rodd Hill

Fort Rodd Hill was an artillery fortress on active duty from 1895 to 1956 with an operating lighthouse straight out of a Nancy Drew story
Point Ellice House museum cover photo
Museum icon
icon directory shopping

Point Ellice Hou...

A rare opportunity to see one of North America’s largest collections of late Victorian and early Edwardian objects, as well as Victorian gardens, in their original setting

Did we miss something?
Have more to add?

Original Author:

Modified: May 17, 2023
Last Visit: March 22, 2023
Join Our Weekly Newsletter
Vancouver Island's Ultimate Experiences!
For the adventurous, curious and those who love Vancouver Island.
Includes lesser known hikes, stories, and more.

Unsubscribe anytime. For more details, review our Privacy Policy.

Pack Out:
We love this Island, and want to keep the natural beauty please respect the places you visit and pack out what you pack in and leave the area better than when you arrived. We all know how much trash can spoil an experience and the environment, so please help us keep it clean!

Vancouver Island is a land of natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Please be aware of your surroundings and take the usual precautions for personal and wildlife safety.
Black bears, cougars and even wolves are common on Vancouver Island for more on Wildlife Safety Click Here 

Tide and Seasonal Safety:
Changing seasons and tides can have a drastic effect on most locations on Vancouver Island. Please be cautious as the information in this post may vary depending on the time of year and weather. Make sure to check for current weather and tide information before you make your journey!
When visiting the beach, it’s essential to pay attention and stay safe! Please be cautious walking on the shore during high tide. At this time, some areas may not be accessible. Click here for the tides in your area. Be aware of ocean currents before swimming, paddle boarding or kayaking.

Land Acknowledgement:
We would like to acknowledge the land we appreciate daily within the 50 First Nations that make up the traditional territories of the Coast Salish, Nuu chah nulth, and Kwakiutl–the first peoples of Vancouver Island .

The information on this website should not be taken as accurate, complete or up-to-date. Please check and look into the information yourself. We do not assume any liabilities for the use of this information. It is unreasonable to rely solely upon the information from this website. 

Join Our Weekly Newsletter
For the adventurous, curious and people who love Vancouver Island.
Includes lesser known hikes, stories, and more.

Unsubscribe anytime. For more details, review our Privacy Policy.

Submit a change suggestion:

max of 4 images