GVHA to extend dolphins at Ogden Point Cruise Terminal

GVHA to extend dolphins at Ogden Point Cruise Terminal
Ogden Point Cruise Terminal is to build C$6.8 million 55-metre dolphin extension (Image: GVHA)

The Government of Canada and Greater Victoria Harbour Authority have invested C$6.8 million to extend the dolphin berths at Vancouver’s Ogden Point Cruise Terminal in a move to support tourism and economic growth.

The project involves extending the dolphin structure at Ogden Point by over 55 metres and adding two breasting dolphins on each side of the main pier to accommodate ships as large as Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum Class ships, which accommodate more than 4,000 passengers. The extension will enable Victoria to welcome more passengers, supporting tourism and economic growth for the region as a whole.  

“The Government of Canada understands that strategic investments in infrastructure are crucial to increasing tourism, driving economic development and strengthening the middle class,” said Marco Mendicino, parliamentary secretary to the minister of Infrastructure and Communities in Canada. “Expanding the dolphin wharf at Victoria Harbour’s Ogden Point Cruise Terminal will help Vancouver Island continue to thrive as a top destination for tourists and businesses alike, while creating jobs and new economic opportunities for residents.”  

 

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
Tuesday, December 4, 2018