Inner Harbour

The Ogden Point Breakwater was closed to the public on March 24 to help limit the spread of COVID-19 but reopened on May 20 as the province began to phase out a reopening plan. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority works towards recovery, growth in next fiscal year

Annual report states GVHA concludes fiscal year with an operating revenue of $16.3 million

 

Eagle Wing Tours is one of 33 commercial tenants of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority whose April to August rent is being retroactively reduced to 25 per cent of normal, thanks to federal emergency funding. (Black Press Media file photo)

Federal rent help eases COVID sting for Victoria’s commercial waterfront businesses

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority played key role in securing emergency funding

 

A Salish Sea Industrial Services crew works in Victoria Harbour on a reef construction project Wednesday. (Ken Sakamoto photo)

Artificial reefs under construction in Victoria harbour

Shallow spot near Esquimalt’s West Bay said to be ideal for marine habitat project

 

Visitors to Fisherman’s Wharf check out their midweek options. The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, which manages the site, is working to help its tenants get through a season hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)

Hard-hit Victoria harbour tenants get a hand from their landlord

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority doing what it can to help operators get through COVID-19 summer

Visitors to Fisherman’s Wharf check out their midweek options. The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, which manages the site, is working to help its tenants get through a season hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)
An iconic water taxi approaches Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf (Jennifer Blyth/Black Press Media)

Victoria harbour authority, ferries at impasse over operating agreement

June 30 set to be final day for Victoria Harbour Ferry fleet

An iconic water taxi approaches Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf (Jennifer Blyth/Black Press Media)
Harbour Air has suspended all regularly scheduled flights in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Facebook/Harbour Air Seaplanes)

COVID-19: Harbour Air suspends all scheduled flights

Charter services will continue on larger plane to allow for physical distancing

Harbour Air has suspended all regularly scheduled flights in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Facebook/Harbour Air Seaplanes)
VicPD used a noise device to arrest two men in downtown Victoria Tuesday afternoon. A witness recalls hearing a loud ‘bang’. (Facebook/Michelle Wergeland)

Loud bang heard in downtown Victoria as VicPD arrest two men

Officers confirm noise device used during arrest of two men from Vancouver and Victoria

VicPD used a noise device to arrest two men in downtown Victoria Tuesday afternoon. A witness recalls hearing a loud ‘bang’. (Facebook/Michelle Wergeland)
77-year-old Jeanne Socrates became the oldest person to sail around the world solo, non-stop and unassisted on Sept. 7, 2019. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Harbour authority to honour Victoria sailor Jeanne Socrates with naming ceremony

In September Socrates became the oldest person to sail around the world in a solo, unassisted trip

77-year-old Jeanne Socrates became the oldest person to sail around the world solo, non-stop and unassisted on Sept. 7, 2019. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The steel for the new mooring dolphin extension has arrived at the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. (File contributed/ GVHA)

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority’s second steel shipment arrives safely

The GVHA’s original shipment was lost at sea in December 2018

The steel for the new mooring dolphin extension has arrived at the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. (File contributed/ GVHA)
Templar Electric in Kelowna will be making between four and six electric boats for Wilsons Group’s newest endeavor, Victoria Electric Boat Company. (File contributed/ The Wilsons Group)

New hop on, hop off electric boat tours coming to Victoria’s Inner Harbour

The Wilsons Group is taking its tours off the shore and into the water

Templar Electric in Kelowna will be making between four and six electric boats for Wilsons Group’s newest endeavor, Victoria Electric Boat Company. (File contributed/ The Wilsons Group)
Victoria’s Inner Harbour was listed as B.C.’s most polluted coastal waterway in the Vital Signs report, from the Victoria Foundation. (James MacKenzie/News Staff)

Victoria’s Inner Harbour most polluted waterway in B.C.

High levels of contaminants like lead, mercury and PCBs contribute to problem

Victoria’s Inner Harbour was listed as B.C.’s most polluted coastal waterway in the Vital Signs report, from the Victoria Foundation. (James MacKenzie/News Staff)
A Transport Canada Harbour Patrol vessel ties up after a morning patrol. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Transport Canada keeps Victoria’s Inner Harbour in a state of ‘organized chaos’

Despite increased traffic on the water, no accidents reported in recent years

A Transport Canada Harbour Patrol vessel ties up after a morning patrol. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Crew from Cold Water Divers help Grade 9 students from Claremont High School onboard, to drop reef balls into the waters of the Victoria International Marina. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Claremont students bring marine life back to Victoria International Marina

Class project built reef balls, to drop in local waters and attract fish habitats

Crew from Cold Water Divers help Grade 9 students from Claremont High School onboard, to drop reef balls into the waters of the Victoria International Marina. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Latitude 48 Paddling Club races through Victoria waters

Latitude 48 Paddling Club races through Victoria waters

Local team clinched victory in Nanaimo to kick off season that will see them compete in Hawaii

Latitude 48 Paddling Club races through Victoria waters
The tile pathway along the Inner Harbour is due for repairs, says the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. The quartzite tiles would be replaced with stamped concrete in a pattern matching the current tile, and damaged mushroom lights would be refurbished (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Inner Harbour pathway in need of repairs: Harbour Authority

Victoria council approves initial design plans for walkway changes

The tile pathway along the Inner Harbour is due for repairs, says the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. The quartzite tiles would be replaced with stamped concrete in a pattern matching the current tile, and damaged mushroom lights would be refurbished (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Dragon boat paddlers make their way through the Selkirk waters during a practice night. The annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival takes over the Inner Harbour this weekend, Friday through Sunday, with races and land-based elements. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

EDITORIAL: Dragon Boat Festival provides inspiration in Victoria

This weekend’s event features competition, courage and culture

Dragon boat paddlers make their way through the Selkirk waters during a practice night. The annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival takes over the Inner Harbour this weekend, Friday through Sunday, with races and land-based elements. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Dragon boat paddlers make their way through the Selkirk waters during a practise night. The annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival takes over the Inner Harbour this weekend, Friday through Sunday, with races and land-based elements. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival gears up for busy weekend

Inner Harbour event has its roots in health, ancient tradition

Dragon boat paddlers make their way through the Selkirk waters during a practise night. The annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival takes over the Inner Harbour this weekend, Friday through Sunday, with races and land-based elements. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The draft concept for Ship Point includes the construction of a grand staircase, and creating more open spaces for festivals and other activities. Illustration courtesy City of Victoria

Victoria’s plan for Ship Point includes grand staircase, retail space

Concepts aim to bring residents closer to the water

The draft concept for Ship Point includes the construction of a grand staircase, and creating more open spaces for festivals and other activities. Illustration courtesy City of Victoria