Many Hats of Me: Fisherman's Wharf, Victoria BC

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Fisherman's Wharf, Victoria BC

A Short Walk From Downtown Victoria


On the second day of our 3 day trip to Victoria, we decided to visit the Fisherman's Wharf. The wharf  is just a short 15-minute walk from downtown Victoria BC. It's a great place to eat for lunch in the summer time.





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Fisherman's Wharf Houseboats


As you walk along the shoreline towards Fisherman's Wharf, you will see the brightly colored houseboats a short distance from shore. These houseboats can be purchased from a realtor, just like a conventional house. I took a look at some current listings and a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom house cost just under 300K.



house boats, fisherman's wharf, Victoria, BC
Brightly colored houseboats moored at Fisherman's Wharf




Fisherman's wharf, victoria, BC


Fisherman's Wharf is a Working Dock 


Since its construction in 1947, Fisherman's Wharf has been a working dock that moored fishing boats and float homes. It was also an eccentric community of fishermen and other transients. As the fishing industry contracted, less fishing boats and more float homes moored at the wharf. In 2002, the Greater Victoria Port Authority took over the management and began to reorganize the wharf to include a tourist component. Today, the wharf houses a mixture of small restaurants and tourist based businesses, houseboats, and seasonal commercial fishing vessels.


Map of Fisherman's Wharf, Victoria, BC
Map of Fisherman's Wharf

Walkway to Fisherman's Wharf, Victoria, BC
Walkway to Fisherman's Wharf, Victoria, BC

Mexican restaurant, fisherman's wharf, victoria, bc
There is a variety of different foods offered at wharf

The Fish Store, Victoria, BC
But of course, there is seafood!



Cooks at the Fish Store, Fisherman's Wharf
Cooks at the Fish Store, Fisherman's Wharf

Outdoor seating, Fisherman's Wharf
Outdoor seating, Fisherman's Wharf

Fish And Chips made with halibut
Fish And Chips made with halibut


Steamed clams and mussels in garlic butter sauce
Steamed clams and mussels in garlic butter sauce



Raw oysters served with 3 types of vinaigrette, horseradish, and lemons
Raw oysters served with 3 types of vinaigrette, horseradish, and lemons


Raw oyster with spicy salsa and freshly graded horseradish
Raw oyster with spicy salsa and freshly grated horseradish

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