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“empress hotel”(610 reviews)
This scenic patch of waterfront is the location of Victoria's many tourist attractions, recreational activities, restaurants and shopping. For a special treat, have afternoon tea at the grand Empress Hotel or board a ferry for a harbor tour.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
James Bay
+1 250-388-7223
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pretty area wit a lot of things to see. Central location to walk or take a hop on hop off bus. Lots of food options.

Thank azjon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed walking along here in the sunshine, lots to see & be entertained as well as several good stalls. Very pleasant spot.

Thank MaggieDublin
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Parliament building looks so magnificent at night when it is lit up! You must see it at night and then also at daylight. It makes for such beautiful photographs!

Thank angelh998
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time walking around the inner harbour and seeing the sights. A must do if in Victoria.

Thank Connie F
Reviewed 3 days ago

The inner harbour is small in size but it certainly packs everything in. Surrounded by the impressive parliament building and the Empress Hotel with its lovely gardens, you can sit and people watch in the many cafes and bars in the area. Loved seeing the...More

Thank ElainePaul2013
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A hive of activity, both cultural (craftstreet performers etc) and a mix of float planes, large and small ships, plus water taxis. Always worth visiting to people watch and relax. Good food available on the go. A distinctive central feature of Victoria not to be...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely small harbour with fantastic old buildings including hotels and parliament building. Very well maintained and lovely gardens. The city is very sketchy in the CBD area but this is the area that is most renowned.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is nothing more that can be said about the Inner Harbour other than it probably symbolizes Canada more than any urban setting, and I include in this list The CN Tower and Haute-Ville Quebec. It is spectacular at any time of the day or...More

1  Thank metaungulate
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Inner Harbour has it all- beautiful scenes, a nice walking area and the attractiveness of the marina. Visit it later in the day to see the Parliament Buildings outlined in lights and to see the Inner Harbour streetlights. Check out the giant Sequoia on...More

1  Thank hazellsf220
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Victoria since 2015 so go by the inner harbour all the time. It is beautiful place to be close to nature and enjoy the water and good scenery.

Thank Em K
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Beth G
29 August 2016|
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Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
inspiredwireart I found her. She is Karen Allan
Bonnie E
13 June 2015|
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Yes Princess does offer a Downtown Express Shuttle which will drop you off in front of The Empress Hotel right across the street from the harbor. Easy walk to the nearby stores and the B.C Museum, which is a must see... More
2 April 2015|
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Response from Renegade225 | Reviewed this property |
It is the Victory Harbour Ferry and not tug boats that perform the ballet. Look for the performances at the Causeway Marina in the inner harbour every Sunday at 10:45 AM from May to September. Additionally there are... More