Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

100-1019 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y9
gvha@gvha.ca | 250-383-8300

After Hours: 1-800-883-7079

Media Enquiries: Jill Sawyer
jsawyer@gvha.ca | 250-882-7360

Marina and Moorage: sgreenley@gvha.ca
250-383-8326 | 1-877-783-8300

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Harbour Regulations

The following regulations are administered by Transport Canada and strictly enforced by the Harbour Master and the Harbour Patrol.

  • No sailing or anchoring is permitted within the harbour
  • Speed cannot exceed 5 knots in the Inner and Middle Harbour
  • Speed cannot exceed 7 knots in the Outer Harbour
  • Vessel must leave a minimum wash

For the air and marine traffic pattern in the harbour, view Transport Canada's Port of Victoria Traffic Scheme.

Beginning in May of 2008, Transport Canada began enforcing a new speed restriction of 7 knots in the Outer Harbour. View Port of Victoria Speed Restrictions.

For more information on Transport Canada marine regulations, please visit their website.