Advocates for a Working Harbour
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to the stewardship and sustainable growth of Victoria’s dynamic working harbour.
Since our creation in 2002, we’ve been local champions and stewards of the harbour land and marine assets divested from the Government of Canada. We own 110 acres of harbour land and seabed as fee simple meaning that, as a self-funded organization, we proudly contribute to the municipal tax base.
We own and operate several high-profile community amenities including The Breakwater, Inner Harbour lower causeway, and customs dock at Raymur Point.
Within our commercial and marine industrial holdings are the deep-water terminal at Ogden Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, Ship Point, four Inner Harbour marinas, and the historic Steamship Terminal.
Our management of the Victoria Cruise Terminal contributes more than $130 million annually to the regional economy and is responsible for 800 direct and indirect jobs in Greater Victoria.
Interested in learning more about our organization’s history? Contact our communications team.
For a detailed history of Victoria’s working harbour, visit the Victoria Harbour History website.