Newsletter Updates Victoria International Marina

Plan your 2022 Rendezvous
Message from the CEO

It’s only November and already we’re receiving calls on what will be the “Don’t Miss” events for the 2022 cruising season. Although we haven’t seen the end of COVID-19 quite yet, it certainly appears that most are willing to bet that we will be free to move about on our boats in 2022, so we are planning on it. We have several Rendezvous scheduled and some special events you should certainly check out (e.g., Canada Day/Independence Day combo celebration and a special mid-summer Music by the Sea event). See below for some more detail and stay tuned to our newsletter and website for updates. We are so excited to see our US friends once again. Book soon and don’t miss out.

I wanted to correct a piece of misinformation about tender usage at Victoria International Marina (VIM) that seems to be persisting in the yachting community. VIM is restricted by Transport Canada (the government body in charge of safely managing the coexistence of boat traffic and the water airport in Victoria Harbour) to boats over 20m (65 feet) in length. Shortly after opening in the spring of 2018, Transport Canada’s harbour patrol was prohibiting the use of tenders from/to VIM, as tenders are under 65 feet in length. We knew this was obviously a problem that needed to be fixed and fast. In the fall of that year, we completed work on a formal agreement with Transport Canada that would allow our customers to come and go from the marina in their tenders. This agreement has been in place since 2019 and allows customers to use their tenders to come and go from the marina. There are specific guidelines to follow when doing so, which are well-explained to you in your arrival package and in person when you arrive at the marina. These procedures are all in place to ensure your safe navigation to and from the marina while respecting the fact that the harbour is also an active water airport.

3D Dock Walk Tour
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Register your next rendezvous at the Victoria International Marina where guests will enjoy a weekend of world-class entertainment, food and wine from the comfort of a candlelit waterfront parlour. Clients and friends will be provided with an opportunity to hear the latest innovations in yacht design, get hot tips and leads on west-coast cruising, hear about ideal anchorages and learn the best fishing spots from sport-fishing locals.

Rendezvous 2022

Convenient access to in-harbour air transport which includes executive class floatplane and helicopter 10 minutes from the marina:

  • Music by the Sea.  January 11th – 16th.  Where else can you hear a world-class string quartet, one of Canada’s most loved jazz singer/pianists, a solo baritone guitarist, a jazz trio, a classical piano trio, a jazz quartet and a quintet all in the same concert in luxury seating and in a luxury venue?   Tickets Available
  • Nordhavn Rendezvous.  May 10-15.  The original configuration is booked up but we’re working hard to rearrange things and accommodate the growing waitlist, so make sure you’re on the list.
  • June 8th Week “World Ocean Day”.  This annual event, which is dear to our hearts, started with our team travelling to the United Nations on the Peace Boat to bring awareness of plastics in our oceans. This will be an exciting celebration of yachts and oceans.
  • Canada Day Rendezvous.  July 1.* This is a very popular rendezvous that always sells out fast. We’re looking for a main sponsor and brand for this event. Lots of fun times, great food and day tours.
  • Northwest Deuce Days Show July 14th – 17th.  This show is held every three years, with hundreds of vintage Ford Deuce Coupes and classic cars swarming downtown Victoria. You’ll see over 1,100 colourful modified vehicles from across North America showing up for the party.
  • Pacific Superyacht Forum.  A brand new strategic event in the most exciting affluent region of the Pacific Northwest, linked to the Pacific Ocean, one of the most incredible cruising grounds for the next generation of owners and charter clients. Date TBA


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Exclusive reception lounge, on-site business facilities, executive boardroom, oceanfront event space, crew lounge, gym and spa-like showers.

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