Walkable City: James Bay & Fisherman’s Wharf

One of our favourite long walks starts right outside our doors: James Bay & Fisherman’s Wharf.

After turning right (south) down Wharf Street, you’ll circle around Victoria Inner Harbour for about 20 to 25 minutes (1.8km) to reach Fisherman’s Wharf (directions). It’s a beautiful walk with many wonderful stops along the way, including the RBC Museum & IMAX Theatre and BC’s Parliament Buildings.

Fisherman’s Wharf is a unique spot, filled with food and eco-tours to compliment a small flotilla of floating homes. Once you’ve had a snack and maybe fed the seals (carefully) you can start walking down Dallas Road until you reach Ogden Point and The Breakwater Café & Bistro (directions). Shouldn’t take more than 10 to 15 minutes. The Breakwater is a fantastic spot for afternoon drinks and it also marks the spot where you can walk along the breakwater out towards the lighthouse. It’s one of the most incredible spots to catch a sunset in Victoria.

Depending on your legs you can either head down just about any street north to get back to the Inner Harbour, cutting through the heart of James Bay down beautiful streets filled with heritage homes. You can also start down Dallas Road, our favourite road for long walks (directions).

You really can just keep walking until you get tired – though keep in mind that the further you go, the further you’ll have to come back!