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.
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.
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
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.
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