The Heart of Victoria, BC

For thousands of years, the Victoria Harbour has been a source of food and cultural gathering for the Lekwungen People. 

Victoria’s Inner Harbour is one of the most beautiful locations in the world (in our humble opinion). Its history is rich and the location is paramount to the development of tourism in Victoria, BC. 

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, restaurant patios, whale and wildlife watching, and ecotourism businesses as well as moorage for recreational vessels. For details on the popular Inner Harbour Summer Line Up click here.

Businesses operating out of the Inner Harbour include:

Causeway Marina

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. 

Socrates Dock

Water taxis and whale watching vessels pick up and drop off customers at the Socrates Dock, which is located between the Causeway Marina and Ship Point. 

Ship Point Marina

The Ship Point Marina is our luxury yacht and large vessel facility and it offers slips that can accommodate vessels 60’ and over.