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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  • I've been in this restaurant since 2003 5times, every time I go to pei, I always come to this beautiful restaurant. Strongly recommend it. 
  • The small Wharf (in relation to SFO) is a real pleasure. You should visit him. The atmosphere is very relaxed, the colourful houseboats (one is even a B & B) give a very friendly character of the area. In simple fish stalls, you can good fish dishes (the classic "Fish and Chips" and other) order and eat on simple wooden tables in the open air. You can feed very voracious seals that show some feats, if one pampers you with fresh fish from the fish Shack (there are mackerel, I think). I like also the noise they make. We are walking out of town to migrated (20 minutes from the inner harbor) and with one of the small boats from there again drove into town back, in the small Chinatown, but this is the next story. A beautiful afternoon.
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  • We heard someone saying about the harbour seals you can feed there so had a walk to see them. Instead we had fish n chips at a little café there and enjoyed a walk passed the delightful and colourful ...  read more »
  • Great place to take visitors, particularly kids. Buy chopped up fish at The Fish Store to feed the seals. Fun way to get there is on the Victoria Harbour Ferry Taxi. Safe for children. Children's life jackets available for free loan for toddlers. Look for the Blue Heron in the cove. It's often there resting. AVOID the river otters and don't feed them. Dangerous. They're carnivores and they bite! Don't feed them. Best fish and chips and other dishes are at The Fish Store. Barb's Fish and Chips has changed hands and it's overrated. Children's playground nearby up on the hill behind Fisherman's Wharf. Toilets in the Moka House Coffee shop nearby. Toilets on the Wharf, too. Accessible depending on the tide. Ramps to the dock can be steep if the tide is low.
  • It's a very unique place for people who never saw a fisherman wharf, they have like 3-5 restaurant which include sushi, ice cream, fast food, mexican food. Also if you head there at the right you might see seals, there's a restaurant nearby that you could by some fish and feed the seals. Dont worry they're really friendly, they have tours for whale watching as well.
  • I only visited this place after the 4th time I came to Victoria, and it was an amazing find! Those floating homes are absolutely amazing, what an incredible living experience that must be! It is an awesome place to eat if you like seafood, and you can buy fresh crabs for a great price. You can arrive here by taking the water taxi from the marina in front of the Fairmont Empress hotel, or you can walk/drive there.
  • Had some friends in town so we went to go feed the seal. Super busy tourist destination. Great place to buy fresh seafood. Great place to get fish and chips.
  • It's not every day you get to experience a real working harbor. This is a great place to visit whenever you're in town. There's so much to see here, from fantastic food vendors to quaint floating homes, and not to mention the neat little water taxi. There's also harbor seals and otters swimming about. You can even pick up some fish to feed the seals with from The Fish Store. I found some jellyfish and starfish while walking around the area. If you pay attention, you can feel the pier bob up and down from the vibrations of people walking and the water. I would definitely come here again the next time I'm in town.
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