Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

100-1019 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y9 | 250-383-8300

After Hours: 1-800-883-7079 (5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.)

 Moorage Reservations
  • causeway
  • empress
  • power
  • inner harbour

GVHA Marinas

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority operates moorage and marina services right in the heart of Victoria Harbour. Our port facilties welcome more than 3,000 recreational vessels between June 1 and August 31 of each year.

Entering/Leaving Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour is home to a variety of commercial and recreational vessels, as well as Canada's busiest water airport. When entering or leaving the harbour, please follow the Port of Victoria Traffic Scheme. Keep the yellow markers close to your port side at all times. This procedure is necessary to alert aircraft operation.

Port of Victoria Traffic Scheme

7 Knots - Outer Harbour Speed Limit

5 Knots - Inner Harbour Speed Limit

Harbour Regulations are administered by Transport Canada and are strictly enforced by the Harbour Master and the Harbour Patrol.

Prior to berthing, please hail GVHA dock staff on VHF 66A for a moorage assignment. Moorage is available on a first-come, first-serve basis unless a reservation is made (see Reservation Information).

If Victoria is your port of entry into Canada, please report to the Canada Customs dock for clearance prior to requesting moorage. You must contact Canada Border Services Agency at 1-888-226-7277 before arrival in Canada on a recreational vessel.