FISHERMAN’S WHARF

  • Fisherman's Wharf Victoria, BC

FISHERMAN’S WHARF

Fisherman’s Wharf Park

[4 ½ acres]
    Overlooking the wharf and on the new Harbour Pathway, the park is at Erie and St. Lawrence. A rehabilitated land project, this newly formed park today boasts a rain garden which serves to filter much of the storm drain waters of James Bay, a public herb garden, a well-used children’s playground, a ‘beach’, a playing field for flying a kite or tossing a frisbee, and areas where park-users can sit on a bench or the grass and read a book.

Next to the park you’ll find the actual wharf that the park was named for.  It is a ‘must-see’ for anyone visiting Victoria!

Puerto Vallarta Fisherman's wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf Location

 

This unique marine location offers food kiosks, interesting shops and eco-tour adventures in the heart of the working harbour. You can wander along the docks with your lunch, buy seafood fresh off the boat, view moored pleasure vessels and float homes, and watch as fishing vessels unload their day’s catch.

One of the best (and most fun) things to do at Fisherman’s Wharf is to feed the resident seals!  They’re used to people and will usually come looking for a handout.  Food (fish) for them can be bought at a small fish store located at the wharf.

Seal at Fisherman's wharf, Victoria, BC, Visitor in Victoria

One of the many ‘moocher’ seals!

Be careful though of the seagulls as they will try to steal the fish, and also don’t get your hands too close to the seals mouth when feeding them.

Getting Here

Fisherman’s Wharf is located just around the corner from Victoria’s Inner Harbour or just a 10 minute walk from the Ogden Point cruise ship terminal.  Enter off St. Lawrence Street or Dallas Road.

Walk: Take a 10-minute scenic walk from the Inner Harbour.
Ferry: Hop on a Victoria Harbour Ferry from one of their many Inner Harbour pick up spots.
Drive: Paid parking is available.
Bike: Limited racks are available.

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About the Author:

I've lived in Victoria over 30 years and I still can't believe how great this city really is! My husband, Bruce, and I have traveled the world but coming home to Victoria is still quite often a celebration. Together, we want to share our love of the city and the area by giving you an 'insider's' insights of where to go - what to do - and how to get there!

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