Fisherman's Wharf, Victoria

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Take a leisurely stroll around the colorful wooden buildings and boardwalks of Fisherman's Wharf, where you can peruse a host of seafood kiosks and freshly caught fish for sale. Buy some fish to feed to the resident seals and otters, or consider taking a whale-watching excursion from the wharf. Keep your eyes peeled for birds flying about the wharf, with bald eagles occasionally spotted in the area. It's worth arriving with an empty stomach, as the wharf offers a lot of tasty dishes to try. By using our Victoria family vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Fisherman's Wharf and other attractions in Victoria.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Very busy place, great atmosphere. The floating homes are interesting to see and Whale watching excursions plus other activity excursions are available to be booked from here.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Nice to go on hiking and delicious to eat. Sushi shop is very tasty (role name forgotten)! Fine to run from the port/by the port! Nice to have the water to see aircraft landed and soar!
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  • August 15, 2017
    very cute and quaint, rich colors and places to eat, mexican, sushi, bbq, fish and chips, fresh fish, ice cream ... colorful houses and enviable view!
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  • June 20, 2017
    Barb's Fish and Chips still pumps out a generally good product. It's a touristy spot, but a fun experience. They've done a good job of improving the adjacent park. It's lovely to eat snacks and hang in the Sun there. It gets busy as Fuca on the wharf so be prepared for lineups. Albeit rather quick ones.
  • June 23, 2017
    First time I had fish tacos, and they were very good! Made with fresh caught fish. It was also very scenic. Resident harbor seal hanging out and looking for handouts.
  • May 26, 2017
    Great tourist and weekend with the family spot. Decent food options and lots of fresh seafood. Really interesting float homes and seals are usually nearby since they're used to being fed.
  • July 3, 2017
    Great place to go for an stroll. So much to look at. A great selection of food to choose from and and bustling atmosphere.
  • May 24, 2017
    A fun place to hang out, eat local seafood fare, and get a taste for some touristy Victoria fun. Not much going out in the off season, but you can still see lots of sealife and perhaps feed a seal or two. Worth a quick visit on a beautiful day when moving between the local sites and attractions.

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The curling waterfront Wharf Street, which becomes Store Street, offers the best selection of lodgings in the city center, although you can expect to pay extra for the trademark views. Many travelers opt to stay in the neighborhood of James Bay, where Belleville Street and surrounds provide comfortable and even luxurious options. For something more relaxed and closer to nature, look south to the expansive Beacon Hill Park.
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