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Friday, February 3, 2017

Victoria International Marina Update

I walked along the Westsong Walkway yesterday specifically to see how this new marina for luxury yachts is developing. You can see for yourself in the photo above - the new marina is the platform on the left. If you look at the small red rubber buoys you can see the extent of the marina out into the waters of the harbour. Here is a link to the Victoria International Marina website where you can see a conception of the finished marina. It occupies a large portion of the Inner Harbour where it is quite narrow so there were concerns about all the traffic that would be squeezed together - seaplanes, harbour ferries, pleasure craft, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, etc. I believe the solution offered is that small craft such as canoes and kayaks will travel along the shoreline and pass beneath the two buildings on the wings of the marina. You can see below that there is probably just sufficient space for this. The new marina is slated to open in June 2017

6 comments:

JoJo said...

Do you have any updates on the new Johnson Street bridge?

William Kendall said...

For the moment at least, it's quiet.

jmd andco said...

Coincidentally, today's Times Colonist has an article on the Victoria Harbour Marina. See http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/defining-moment-floats-arriving-for-contested-victoria-harbour-marina-1.9714216

jmd andco said...

The fiasco that is the Johnson Street Bridge should be over in March 2018, the scheduled completion date. The bridge is supposed to be open to traffic in late 2017. We'll see ...

Benjamin Madison said...

Thanks all for your comments and interest.

@JoJO - jmd andco above has answered your question.

@jmd andco - Thanks for the link to the TC article on the marina and for the info on the bridge.

jmd andco said...

You're welcome, Benjamin.