Victoria Harbour Traffic Scheme
Please familiarize yourself with the most recent version of the Victoria Harbour Traffic Scheme map by accessing the link on the left side of the page and reviewing the regulations below regarding non-powered vessels:
Non-power Driven Vessels including row boats, rowing sculls, kayaks and canoes are authorized to use the OUTER, MIDDLE, INNER and UPPER HARBOUR for recreational purposes. While in the MIDDLE HARBOUR, or in transit to the OUTER HARBOUR, non-power driven vessels shall transit by using the Outbound Traffic Lane or by operating close to the north shore, north of the four white information buoys until west of Colville Island. While in transit from the OUTER HARBOUR to the UPPER HARBOUR, non-power driven vessels shall transit by using the Inbound Traffic Lane or by remaining close to the north shore, north of the four white information buoys. Non-power driven vessels should use “extreme caution” when operating in larger vessel docking areas such as Fisherman’s Wharf and Seaplane Terminals.