The Heart of Victoria, BC
Victoria’s Inner Harbour is one of the most beautiful locations in the world (in our humble opinion). It’s history is rich and the location is paramount to the development of tourism in Victoria, BC.
Since time immemorial, the harbour has been a source of food and cultural gathering for the Lekwungen people.
In 1903, the causeway’s granite retaining wall was erected. This allowed for the development of the famous Empress Hotel by the Canadian Pacific Railway.
In 1974, the lower causeway was built to create a dedicated pedestrian route away from the traffic along Government street, and to create a public space for visitors and locals alike.
Today, the space is used to host: festivals, street performers, markets, whale and wildlife watching, and ecotourism businesses as well as moorage for recreational vessels and small cruise ships.
The Causeway Marina is located in the southern most corner of the Inner Harbour. It’s across the street from the historic Empress Hotel and next to the British Columbia Parliament Buildings.
Water taxi’s and whale watching vessels pick up and drop off customers at the Crescent Dock, which is located between the Causeway Marina and Ship Point.
Ship Point Marina
The Ship Point Marina is GVHA’s luxury yacht and large vessel facility and it offers slips that can accommodate vessels 60’ and over.
The Ship Point Marina is also home to the Ship Point Market. To learn more – visit the Ship Point Market page.
*Please note that the Ship Point Marina is currently undergoing repairs. The repairs are expected to be finished by Spring 2019. You can read more about the status of the repair project here.