Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
4.5
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Just around the corner from Victoria's Inner Harbour, Fisherman's Wharf is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. This unique marine destination offers food kiosks, unique shops and eco-tour adventures in the heart of the working harbour. Wander down the docks with your lunch, buy seafood fresh off the boat, see moored pleasure vessels and float homes, and watch as fishing vessels unload their wares.
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  • Ilnaz N
    Victoria, Canada243 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fisherman’s Wharf Review
    It was a good experience to see all the colourful houses on water and all kinds of animals living there. There are many restaurants serving sea food as well as souvenir shops for the ones interested. I guess its worth visiting once but I dont think we will go back there!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Rockiroads
    Oshawa, Canada1,310 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to see
    This was a neat spot we stumbled upon when walking around Victoria. Floating homes, restaurants and shops. Lots of people up and down the docks. Must be very difficult for those living there. Lots of restaurants, prices a bit high. Hard to find tables. My wife bought some jewellrey here. A neat thing to do and see
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
  • traveltheworld461
    Fort McMurray, Canada3,090 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place to explore
    We parked at the Fisherman’s Wharf and it was $12 for three hours. We were there early in the day so not a lot of shops and restaurants were open when we were arrived. We walked on the trail along the water towards town and took a water taxi back in the afternoon. We saw seals. When we got back, more places were open. Definitely recommend to stop by and walk around.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 October 2023
  • HdeRooij
    Hoorn, The Netherlands263 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little boathouse village at the piers. Few small restaurants.
    Easy to go to, next to the city center. Good view on the harbour of the city. Nice little shops and take-out retaurants. I would recommend the fishstore. The fishcakes are excelllent. Chowder also. Heating at the open bar. Easy going on the wharf.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
  • TheItineraryOfLife
    Bay City, Michigan100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take a look
    Definitely worth visiting and getting a few pictures! Looks very neat—great photos. We were suggested to eat at Fisherman’s Wharf, Barb’s Fish and Chips but we didn’t have the opportunity. Sea taxis looked cool. Excursions available to book at the wharf. Hop on/hop off bus stops there.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 November 2023
  • Stewarts Vacation
    1,543 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming houseboat "village"
    We walked from our hotel all the way along the waterfront of Victoria's Inner Harbour, along David Foster Way, to Fisherman's Wharf. The colourful houseboats were a picturesque and eye-catching sight! It was fun to wander and admire the charming (some not so charming!) floating homes. There were food and ice cream kiosks, and places for booking tours. We spotted seals in the water. Well worth a visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 December 2023
  • That Guy
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Go, Find the Time
    So it looks like something in a storybook, tons of fish and sea animals but the favorite by far is a little seal who has made it home. He comes right up for pets. The shops are amazing and people are so welcoming. As a resident of BC, this lives up to our reputation. (Most things here are very over rated) There is an attached park and playground for the kids. Simply 10 out of 10 for me.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 February 2024
  • tdsuperstar
    Toronto, Canada19,081 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great area to check out!!
    Fisherman’s Wharf is just another great part of Victoria to check out. Lots of restaurants to choose from. I’d love to see the area on a weekend when there would be many more people and businesses open. It was a quiet Wednesday when I was at FW, we enjoyed the views and uniqueness of the area. I know we’ll be back!!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 March 2024
  • Jody O
    New Baltimore, Michigan34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sweet little spot to spend awhile
    Interesting little venue with quirky little houseboats, some good food venues, scenic spot and a couple of nice shops. Just stake out a table and let your folks roam! Nice park next to it, for those restless little legs!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 May 2024
  • TERRAvelista
    London, United Kingdom18,337 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful clean area
    Fisherman's wharf is a beautiful area on the edge of the water with lots of restaurants/icecream places etc and where I assume people also live. We came here to take a whale watching tours, which I highly recommend if you like the sea and nature, despite being higher priced: you do not do this often, after all. There is a large paid car park with offers for 3 hours for example, great for taking a tour, although our tour over stayed and thankfully we we not fined for some 15ming over. This place was very lively even late May on a warm afternoon, although was empty upon returning at sunset. I would suspect in summer time to be always packed.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2024
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Pauline
Port Coquitlam, Canada2,766 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We've been to a few Fisherman's Wharfs in the States so we thought we would visit this one while we were in Victoria and that the fish and chips here were good.

Our schedule was pretty tight and couldn't make it during lunch time so we came one evening and found that you need to pay for parking. It was just a bit after 6pm, we noticed that there weren't many vehicles parked, so before we pay for parking, I asked my husband to walk down to the wharf to check it out. He came back saying the restaurants close at 6pm. Then we left.

We came back the next evening before 6pm. We didn't park at the pay parking lot, we parked on the street on Superior Street.

Fisherman's Wharf is quite small with a few floating houses and restaurants. We found it quite disappointing. We walked around to see the menus of the different restaurants there and finally we chose to try The Fish Store. Maybe it was October so restaurants close early, nothing much happening, plus CoVid. The sky started to turn dark while we were eating and turned cold too.

I think Spring and Summer time would be more suitable to visit this place, but still think it's quite small......not too exciting!
Written 29 October 2020
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kimsrowe
Las Vegas, NV15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Fisherman's Wharf has always been one of our go to places on a nice, sunny summer day. Beautiful, peaceful location with amazing views over the waters. A multitude of great little eateries with reasonable prices and friendly people. You can also purchase live crab and lobster from the Hi Gear boat during the season at excellent prices. A number of beautiful, colorful and interesting floating homes along one side are also very interesting to see.
Written 29 August 2020
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TERRAvelista
London, UK18,337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Fisherman's wharf is a beautiful area on the edge of the water with lots of restaurants/icecream places etc and where I assume people also live. We came here to take a whale watching tours, which I highly recommend if you like the sea and nature, despite being higher priced: you do not do this often, after all.

There is a large paid car park with offers for 3 hours for example, great for taking a tour, although our tour over stayed and thankfully we we not fined for some 15ming over.

This place was very lively even late May on a warm afternoon, although was empty upon returning at sunset. I would suspect in summer time to be always packed.
Written 9 July 2024
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SB01
Sonning Common, UK868 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
It’s a small area, but if you are staying close it’s worth a detour to see the colourful homes and maybe get an ice cream or fish and chips. These are peoples homes so it’s not really a place to linger; about 30 mins unless you stop for food. You can add this to a stroll around to the breakwater.
Written 26 July 2022
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diwedy
Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
This is a nice place if you are a non vegetarian and sea food lover .

The restaurant has a great ambience of typical Goan Picturesque.

You won't be disappointed with the non vegetarian menu.

With the. Ambience of typical beach resort and open seating the best time to be here is during the monsoons.

You might expect a waiting time of close to 15-20 minutes if you are trying for weekend.

Overall a great experience and a good staff with on time service on the orders.
Written 3 July 2022
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Eric M
Sherwood Park, Canada194 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
While we were in Victoria we wanted to make sure we stopped in at Fisherman's Wharf. Parking was available - paid parking. Sadly not a lot was open at this time. However, it was nice to walk around - it certainly wasn't crowded, and the floating homes were wonderful and colourful!! I am sure a visit in warmer climates would be a totally different experience.
Written 22 November 2020
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MyCoachEd
Toronto, Canada201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
When I think of Victoria - I think of this place. Our son, who was out there a few years, took us here ! WE were hooked, and you will be too.
It is a pleasant place where there is a variety of food but we always have seafood and then we wonder to the building next door for there excellent coffee.
Because it can be busy, parking is sometimes an issue. Be ready for it - although a walk, it isn't too far from the Parliament Building district of Victoria.
Written 22 November 2020
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kpgc
Winnipeg, Canada499 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This is a very quaint little community, but unfortunately all the shops in the area are closed in the winter months. The private residences are very quaint, but you have to be respectful of their private property. We happened to get into a conversation with a local resident who even went as far as to invite inside their home to see what a house in the community looked like. It’s a nice place to visit, but it’s better in season.
Written 18 February 2023
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Sharon R
Edmonton, Canada177 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We usually like to eat on Fisherman’s Wharf but this visit it was very crowded, not much social distancing being practiced. People were not taking turns using the access ramps as was posted. Needed to pull out the face masks and did not stay.
Written 15 August 2020
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mrpetsaver
Canmore, Canada1,760 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This is a tourist area with expensive parking and restaurants. There are a lot of fishing boats to look at. For one piece fish and chips the going rate is $18 and $22 for two pieces cod. It’s not really worth a visit as there are less busy marinas on the island.
Written 29 June 2023
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