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. Arrange your visit to Fisherman's Wharf and discover more family-friendly attractions in Victoria using our Victoria road trip site .
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  • The seals get fed regularly off the wharf so you may be lucky enough to view them at feeding time. Otherwise it will be a very picturesque walk along the boathouses.  more »
  • Enjoy ice cream choices, stroll along the boardwalks,, the best fish and chips! See harbour seals at play, sit down at tables and enjoy the ambiance. Do remember to respect the privacy of the floating...  more »
  • Mingled with ordinary residence colourful fishermen's houses and floating in the Bay of plenty, and enjoy the fresh seafood. And walk down the aisle and much fun in a magical sense.
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  • Despite it being very cold when we visited in November, my daughter still had a blast on the play structure. On site washroom facilities meant we could easily deal with the diaper blowout my other daughter had while we were here. Great park that I'm sure would be even better in the summer!
  • This place is amazing! Or at least it was. Then they decided to take the privileges away from us that they've allowed us for so many years. We used to be able to come here and feed the seals and it was such a awesome experience for not only the parents but the kids especially. Last year they decided they were going to create a barrier so that we couldn't feed them anymore. There was no reason given. That was the one biggest reason we continue to visit the Fisherman's Wharf. The food is very good and the atmospheres friendly. One day I hope to own a float home right there :-)
  • This park has a good playground for pre-school and primary grade children. It also has a larger open space for wandering, walking paths, and a resurrected creek for water flows in the winter and spring using native plantings. Lots of good seating to enjoy views or more secluded quiet areas. A community herb garden is available to the public. The pathways include accessibility for wheelchairs. Handy restaurants and a fish store face the park. Off-leash dog access at limited times in the early morning and after work hours. I love this park.
  • Great little place. Not a lot of diverse food options and often places are closed. Otherwise it would be a 5 star review.
  • Really fun place to go to watch the seals (and people during the busy season 🙂). Best place for a great meal is Puerto Vallarta Amigos - amazing vegetarian options!

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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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