Visit Victoria's Fisherman's Wharf
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Just around the corner from the Inner Harbor, Victoria’s Fisherman's Wharf is a special marine destination offering many great restaurants, shops and eco-adventure tours. Have the best fish and chips of your life, wander around the docks and buy fresh seafood off a boat, check out the unique array of commercial and pleasure vessels and float homes, rent a kayak, go whale watching or maybe even have a pirate adventure.
From around the time the Second World War ended in 1945 to about 1990, the fishing fleet at the Fisherman’s wharf was in its prime. All of the docks were full of fishing boats besides 2 “live aboard” docks that were home to an unconventional, varied community. Many eccentrics roamed the docks among the fishermen and people would appear as if from nowhere, make the wharf their new home, only to move on just as quickly as they came and to be replaced by other equally colorful characters.
Today, Fisherman’s wharf remains home to a group of equally as varied, yet completely different type of inhabitants – amazing wildlife including bald eagles, blue herons, sea lions, seals, otters and whales. There are several wildlife tours that service the wharf and all are committed to work on and encourage a healthy marine ecosystem. The wharf is also home to the Jolly Roger, a fifty foot, two masted pirate ship complete with crew and cannons.
For wonderful accommodation, just minutes away from the wharf:
Abigail's Hotel, Victoria, BC
Abigail’s Hotel is a charming boutique B&B Hotel that is well known for its comfortable atmosphere, delicious three course breakfasts, well-appointed guestrooms and fabulous service. Ideally located just blocks away from downtown Victoria, including the inner harbor, Abigail’s is the perfect destination for those seeking a romantic getaway or even an exciting outdoor weekend.
Abbeymoore Manor B&B Inn, Victoria, BC
Located in Victoria’s historic Rockland district, just minutes away from Craigdarroch castle, the Victoria Art Gallery and all of downtown’s major attractions, Abbeymoore Manor B&B Inn is the perfect home base for those looking to embrace everything the city has to offer. Completely relax in a luxurious guest room, in the mornings enjoy delicious, multicourse breakfasts and prepare to be amazed at the service provided by the exceptional innkeepers and staff.
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