Fodor's Expert Review Fisherman's Wharf

Downtown Victoria Marina/Pier/Dock
Free
This favorite nautical spot is only a 20-minute walk from downtown, along a waterfront path just west of the Inner Harbour. Or you can get here by hopping aboard one of the many Victoria Harbour Ferries. You can watch fishers unload their catches and admire the various vessels, or picnic in the shoreside park. If you stroll the docks and walk among the colorful houseboats, you'll come across several floating shacks where you can buy ice cream, fish tacos, and live crabs, take kayak tours, buy tickets for whale-watching cruises, or join a pirate-themed boat tour. Other booths sell fish to feed the harbor seals who often visit the quay (you can even watch them on the underwater "seal cam"). The busiest vendor is Barb's, an esteemed fish-and-chips spot that is open only in the summer, from May through October.
Marina/Pier/Dock Free Family Silversea Cruise

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Corner of Dallas Rd. and Erie St.
Victoria, British Columbia  V8V 1V4, Canada

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