Each year the Victoria Symphony Orchestra boards on a barge anchored in the Inner Harbour to the delight of thousands of Victorians and visitors
he majestic British Columbia Legislative Building has reigned over Victoria’s Inner Harbour since 1915. The Inner Harbour is entered between Laurel Point to the south and Songhees Point in Victoria West. It extends northeast to the Johnson Street Bridge. Within the Inner Harbour the area in front of the Empress Hotel was known as “James Bay” in the 19th century. Adjacent to the Causeway Floats lies Victoria’s neighbourhood of James Bay.
Black Ball Ferry Line and Clipper Vacations
The regularly scheduled Black Ball Ferry Line operates the Coho, Victoria’s only vehicle ferry, from the Belleville Street Terminal. The terminal is shared with Clipper Vacations who offer daily departures year-round on their fleet of passenger-only fast ferries. Canada Border Services Agency maintains offices at Ogden Point and adjacent to the Inner Harbour.
Harbour Air Seaplanes
The Inner Harbour is Canada’s busiest seaplane airport and home to the new Harbour Air terminal. Harbour Air is the largest seaplane airline in the world. The water runways and taxiways for the airport extend out through the Middle Harbour and Outer Harbour.