Fisherman's Wharf, Victoria

(4.3/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Fascinating spot with floating houses, little shops and little restaurants. Very unique. Beautiful setting. From here, you can follow a walking path that will take you right back to the Inner Harbour.  more »
  • Very fun atmosphere and you can feed sea lions and seals at the pier. TONS of food options including fish and chips and Mexican food  more »
  • An interesting area reached by a good walkway round the harbour side. Lots of small houses on water, eating outlets and seals coming to be fed from fish bits purchased from one of the outlets.  more »
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  • I like this place 4 1/2 stars worth. It's fun and cozy but it needs a lot more seating. More seats would earn it another star. One of the fish and chip shops has the gluten-free options, and it actually tastes good. Walk along the waterfront to get here or take a harbor (water) taxi.
  • This is a Victoria classic... but honestly - if you loved it 15 years ago, it''s not the same. The rough edges have all been sanded off and it feels a tad inauthentic. There's still a great connection to the water and coastal life - and the food is there... but it's heyday for locals was a decade ago.
  • Beautiful walk. Right downtown. Several places to sit and eat but not all open in the winter. Good place to find something unique as a gift or for yourself. Neat community.
  • A great spot for visitors to Victoria. There are a few tasty little food vendors here, and plenty of cool houseboats check out. The star attraction is the seals, though. There are seals that live just off the docks here, and it's a real treat to see the animals up close.
  • 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.