The Breakwater District at Ogden Point to be used as a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test pickup location

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority supports roll-out of tests by Island Health

Jan. 18, 2022, Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) has announced that The Breakwater District at Ogden Point will be used by Island Health as a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test pickup location.

The pickup location will be at the north end of the property near Helijet. Appointments are required to pickup a Rapid Antigen Test, which may be booked by contacting Island Health’s call centre at 1-844-901-8442. Please follow all signage and directions when arriving to pickup your test.

“I am excited that our space will help to ensure the COVID-19 test get into the hands of residents,” said Ian Robertson, CEO, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. “As I have stated over the past two years, the health and safety of Victorians is our top priority. When we faced the reality of a second full cruise season being cancelled, I informed our colleagues at Island Health that The Breakwater District would be available as a potential site for their efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. I am thankful to see this come together for our community.”

The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. GVHA is not involved with appointment bookings.

About the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that is committed to the stewardship and sustainable growth of Victoria’s dynamic working harbour. The organization is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, represented by four independent community members and eight Member Agencies: Esquimalt Nation, Songhees Nation, Capital Regional District, City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt, The Chamber, Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Society, and Destination Greater Victoria.

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority owns and operates several high-profile community amenities including the Ogden Point Breakwater, Inner Harbour lower causeway, Ship Point, and customs dock at Raymur Point. Within its commercial and marine industrial holdings are the deep-water port at the Breakwater District at Ogden Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, and four Inner Harbour marinas. The organization manages the Victoria Cruise Terminal at The Breakwater District, which contributes more than $143 million annually to the Greater Victoria economy and is responsible for 800 direct and indirect jobs.

In 2021, the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority was certified as a Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business’ Progressive Aboriginal Relations Silver Member, a reflection of its ongoing commitment to a guiding principle of First Nations Relationships.

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