Victoria

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Victoria
Port of Entry
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Victoria is the capital of the province of British Columbia, Canada and the oldest city on the west coast of Canada. It is located near the southern tip of Vancouver Island. It is a medium-sized (approx. 350,000 in Greater Victoria, including the Saanich Peninsula) and beautiful city. Nicknamed the Garden City for Butchart Gardens and much green space. It is also said to lie within the world's most northern Mediterranean climate at a latitude of 48.5° North.

Charts

See Strait of Georgia.

Weather

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Sources for Weather forecasts:

Passages

Islands

See Strait of Georgia.

Communication

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Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The Victoria Harbour Authority has maps online showing the route for to entering the harbour to stay out of the heavy float plane landing strip. The strip is marked by yellow buoys.

Entrance

Victoria is a port of entry/exit for Canada. For details see Entrance: Canada.

Berthing

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Causeway & Ship Point

Causeway & Ship Point/wiki/Victoria#Causeway_.26_Ship_Point
Marina icon Causeway & Ship Point [[Victoria#Causeway & Ship Point|Causeway & Ship Point]] 48°25.313'N, 123°22.199'W
Port of Entry

Causeway hosts pleasure vessels, up to 60' (18m) year-round. Victoria's historic downtown, summer festivals, artists, backers, and crafters are only a few steps away. Ship Point is GVHA's luxury yacht and large vessel facility. Ship Point offers slips that can accommodate vessels from 58' (17 m) up to 250' (76.2 m). Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry (in the summer), WiFi. Customs clearance can be arranged.

Note: Visitor stay may be limited to 72 hours during the summer.

gvha@gvha.ca; Tel: +1 (250) 383 8326 & +1 (877) 783 8300; Fax: +1 (250) 383 8306; VHF channel 66A
Address: Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, 203-468 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC Canada V8W 1W9
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf/wiki/Victoria#Fisherman.27s_Wharf
Marina icon Fisherman's Wharf [[Victoria#Fisherman's Wharf|Fisherman's Wharf]] 48°25.405'N, 123°23.000'W
Port of Entry

Fisherman's Wharf is a unique marine destination with a distinct flavour. Working fishing vessels, pleasure boats with live-aboard residents, float homes and commercial businesses are all moored at the docks. The wharf is a great destination for those seeking fresh fish or seafood. Many shops.

Note: There is no transient moorage available at Fisherman's Wharf, but it may be possible to find space in the summer months when the fishing boats are away.

gvha@gvha.ca; Tel: +1 (250) 383 8300; Fax: +1 (250) 383 8322; VHF channel 73
Address: Erie Street Floats, 12 Erie Street, Victoria, BC Canada V8V 1Y4

Oak Bay Marina

Oak Bay Marina/wiki/Victoria#Oak_Bay_Marina
Marina icon Oak Bay Marina [[Victoria#Oak Bay Marina|Oak Bay Marina]] 48°25.559'N, 123°18.106'W

The Oak Bay Marina is a full-service marina located just 10 minutes from downtown Victoria, situated in a sheltered bay in south Oak Bay, with spectacular views of Mount Baker. A full-service chandlery, gift shop, ship repairs and plenty of free parking make the marina a perfect destination for summer cruisers or permanent moorage. Berths for yachts uo to 70' (21 m). Water, electricity, toilets, showers, WiFi, fuel dock. Restaurant. Kayak rentals.

obm@obmg.com; Tel: +1 (250) 598 3369; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 66a
Address: 1327 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC Canada V8S 2N4
Hours: 0900 – 1700, Monday to Friday; 0700 – 2000, Saturday & Sunday
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing

West Bay Marina Village

West Bay Marina Village/wiki/Victoria#West_Bay_Marina_Village
Marina icon West Bay Marina Village [[Victoria#West Bay Marina Village|West Bay Marina Village]] 48°25.624'N, 123°23.768'W

Sheltered facilities conveniently located in Victoria's Harbour, just across from the city's vibrant downtown have made Westbay a home port for Live-Aboard and Recreational mariners for decades. Westbay Marina has all new concrete main docks with galvanized steel fingers and all services to make your boating convenient and pleasurable. We have 30 amp power, water, telephone, cablevision, and sewer pump out at every slip. Internet access hook-up is also available. Private electronic gate access, laundry, toilets, showers, and a great restaurant.

info@westbay.bc.ca; Tel: +1 (250) 385 1831; Fax: +1 (250) 385 2274; VHF channel XX
Address: 453 Head Street, Victoria, BC Canada V9A 5S1

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Royal Victoria Yacht Club/wiki/Victoria#Royal_Victoria_Yacht_Club
Marina icon Royal Victoria Yacht Club [[Victoria#Royal Victoria Yacht Club|Royal Victoria Yacht Club]] (RVYC) 48°27.110'N, 123°17.675'W

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club was founded in June 1892 and is the oldest yacht club in western Canada. It has 256 slips for boats up to 58' (17 m). Visitors can moor on reciprocal basis. Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, recycling facilitie. Members workshops with power tools. Cranes for lifting boats up to 10,000 lbs. and one up to 2,000 lbs. Dining facilities and events open to Members and their guests only.

info@rvyc.ca; Tel: +1 (250) 592 2441; Fax: +1 (250) 370 2286; VHF channel XX
Address: 3475 Ripon Rd. , Victoria, BC, Canada V8R 6H1

Anchorages

None, but ask.

Amenities

Facilities
Water In Causeway & Ship Point, Oak Bay Marina, West Bay Marina Village
Electricity In Causeway & Ship Point, Oak Bay Marina, West Bay Marina Village
Toilets In Causeway & Ship Point, Oak Bay Marina, West Bay Marina Village
Showers In Causeway & Ship Point, Oak Bay Marina, West Bay Marina Village
Laundry In Causeway & Ship Point, West Bay Marina Village
Garbage Bins in the marinas
Supplies
Fuel Fuel dock in Oak Bay Marina
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers In Oak Bay Marina
Services
Repairs In Oak Bay Marina
Internet WiFi in Causeway & Ship Point, Oak Bay Marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Kayaks in in Oak Bay Marina

Provisioning

Many shops in Fisherman's Wharf

Eating out

Restaurant in Oak Bay Marina, West Bay Marina Village

Transportation

  • Victoria International Airport (YYJ IATA) (is located 30 minutes north of Victoria
  • Victoria is also home to the world's largest all-seaplane airline, Harbour Air
  • Several ferries
  • Local public transportation is run by the Victoria Regional Transit System, which is part of BC Transit.
  • Passenger rail service previously operated by Via Rail provided a single daily return trip along between Victoria – Courtenay, along the eastern coast of Vancouver Island
  • Due to Victoria's mild year round weather with mostly rainy winters, commuting by bicycle is practical year-round compared to other Canadian cities. For this reason, the Greater Victoria area had the highest rate of bicycle commuting to work of any census metropolitan area in Canada

Tourism

History

Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

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Links

References

See Canada.

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