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Road Trip – Fisherman’s Pier, Victoria

All photos taken on September 19,2021.

The main reason we were in Victoria was to visit Fada (Pat’s Dad). At 90 years old, he is not as spry as he used to be, and is pretty much restricted to the area near his condo. On arriving at his place, we were told we would be dining out at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Pier this evening. No arguments here.

After a bit of a visit, we all piled back in the car for the short drive downtown. I dropped everyone at the ramp down to the dock and went to park the car.

On walking back, I realized we had been by this area before, but it had been revamped to include more restaurants, most with patio seating, which meets the requirements during Covid restrictions. Food ordered, we sat down to fine dining. Son B, a vegetarian was able to find a vegetarian meal, as well.

Fisherman’s Pier ©

At Fisherman’s Pier

there’s a lot to see and eat.

Something fishy here!

The local houseboat community. Homes in Vitoria are so expensive, many find it cheaper to live small on the water.
The view from the gangway to the pier
a really happening place for food
Waiting for dinner
Son B and Grandpa
3 Fish & chips dinners and a vegetarian burger and fries
the Sunday night action down at the pier

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24 thoughts on “Road Trip – Fisherman’s Pier, Victoria

    1. Expensive shacks. Not sure what the mooring and service fee is, but likely less than land condo fees. As to the veggie choices, my son had to search. He said the veggie burger was good, but the fries were better. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. Hi Maggie. It was the first time we stopped there for a meal. The area is indeed colourful and lively. Think of having a houseboat that close to a food pier. Hmmm. Thanks for reading Maggie. Allan


    1. The fish and chips were delicious. Fresh is better than what we can get on the prairies. Those houseboat spots are in demand, so you not only have to buy a houseboat, you have to find a place to moor it and connect to services. Thanks for reading Marion. Allan

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    1. They are tidy indeed and there is somethin magical about living on water, unless, a storm comes…The fish and chips were good, although Fada might tell you, not as good as back in Ireland. It was something us landlocked Albertans had been craving since leaving home. Thanks for reading Leighton. Allan

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    1. After all the driving we had done, I was reluctant to climb back in the car again, but we were all glad I did. When you visit and area, you just have to get out and explore. It was good to be able to get Fada there, given his limited mobility. Thanks for reading Blanca. Hope all is well with you. Allan

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    1. We met one person in Victoria who is actually living on a small sailboat (maybe 150 sf cabin). They simply could not afford to buy a house so the sailboat had to do. Thanks for reading Lynette. Allan

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  1. Wow, just look at all those colourful float homes, artisan gift shops and a multitude of outdoor eateries. This quaint and quirky waterfront community is unlike any other I have seen, Allan, no wonder it is beloved by locals and visitors alike 🙂 Aiva

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    1. It has become a tourist and local destination, for sure. The city and businesses realize this and are doing their best to keep it that way. Thanks for reading Aiva. Have a great weekend. Allan

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  2. I love the floating homes at Fisherman’s Wharf, I just feel sorry for them that they can attract so many curious people. I can’t imagine having so many people taking pictures of my house.

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