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“empress hotel”(647 reviews)
This scenic patch of waterfront is the location of Victoria's many tourist attractions, recreational activities, restaurants and shopping. For a special treat, have afternoon tea at the grand Empress Hotel or board a ferry for a harbor tour.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
James Bay
+1 250-388-7223
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You have old downtown, the Empress Hotel, B.C. Museum, Parliament Buildings, and more all within a radius of a 10th of a mile. Plus all the transportation hubs of seaplane terminal, Black Ball Line, Victoria Clipper, V/V, tour buses and horse drawn carriages. And close...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fred d
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful time of year to visit! The Parliament building is beautiful with the Christmas lights. A beautiful walk around the harbour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Heather H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Chiling rainy evening with the glistening holiday lights. Beautiful in the rain. A lovely welcome to the Harbour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LadyPLB
Reviewed 1 week ago

A stroll around the Inner Harbour always lifts the spirits. I love the lights on the Legislature. The iconic Empress Hotel looks great now.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Annieo48
Reviewed 1 week ago

A focal point of the city with grand images and indications of the growth of the city. Lots to see and do and the festivities that occur year round have something for almost everyone.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wcresponder
Reviewed 1 week ago

Empress Hotel, Butchart Gardens, Butterfly World, town of Sidney, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Bear Mountain lots to do on our beautiful Vancouver Island.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank svink2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit and walk around. Loads to do and see in the area. A beautiful Bay Area and safe and clean. Go visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sawbograham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to Victoria isn't complete without a walk around the inner harbor and adjacent buildings. It can easily be worked into a day-long walking tour of the city.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank WindowSeatWorld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I treated ourselves to visit our cousin in Victoria over our American Thanksgiving weekend. It turned out to be our best visit yet! There was no need for a car as we strolled the Inner Harbor day and night. We enjoyed several...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JudyP1614
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Victoria's Inner Harbour is a beauty and you can walk the entire harbour on the many walkways, past the Legislative buildings, the Empress Hotel and many more historic buildings on paths that feel like it's one hundred years ago. What a beautiful place to spend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ron B
9 September 2018|
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Response from Francina D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not know. Victoria harbour tourist info would know.
Ivo V
27 July 2018|
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Response from Jason B | Reviewed this property |
Looks like you got your answer. Oak Bay hosts a market once a month on Wednesday evenings and Sidney hosts one also on Thursdays which can be googled also. Not related to your question but I wanted to share
Beth G
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inspiredwireart I found her. She is Karen Allan