List of tallest buildings in Victoria, British Columbia

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The inner harbour with the Victoria skyline, at night.
Victoria skyline as of 2006
Victoria Harbour contains a lot of the city's heritage highrise buildings.

Victoria is both the largest city on Vancouver Island and the capital and second largest metropolitan area in British Columbia. The tallest building in the city is the 21-storey, 66 m (217 ft) Promontory.[1] Currently there are 14 buildings taller than 50 meters, but there are also 10 buildings taller than 50 meters which are being considered by the city council. Three of these proposed buildings would be taller than Promontory. The second-tallest building in the city is Orchard House, standing at 62 m (203 ft) tall with 22 storeys.

As of June 2012, the city contains 4 skyscrapers over 60 m (197 ft) and 47 high-rise buildings that exceed 35 m (115 ft) in height.[2]

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks Victoria high-rises that stand at least 50 m (164 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Buildings completed as of August 2014
Rank Building Height Floors Completed
1 Promontory[3]
(Residential)
66 m (217 ft) 21 2014
2 Orchard House[4]
(Residential)
62 m (203 ft) 22 1969
3 Astoria[5]
(Residential)
61 m (200 ft) 20 2006
4 Roberts House[6]
(Residential)
59 m (194 ft) 21 1973
5 Sussex Place[7]
(Office)
58.4 m (192 ft) 11 1995
6 Executive House Hotel[8]
(Hotel)
58 m (190 ft) 17 1965
7 North Park Manor[9]
(Residential)
57 m (187 ft) 16 1975
7 View Towers[10]
(Residential)
57 m (187 ft) 19 1968
9 Fannin Building[11]
(Museum)
56 m (184 ft) 13 1967
10 The Falls[12]
(Residential)
54 m (177 ft) 18 2009
10 The Manhattan[13]
(Residential)
54 m (177 ft) 15 1995
10 Regents Park East[14]
(Residential)
54 m (177 ft) 17 1991
13 Bank of Commerce Tower[15]
(Office)
50 m (160 ft) 12 1969
13 Chateau Victoria Hotel[16]
(Mixed use)
50 m (160 ft) 18 -

Other notable buildings[edit]

The central dome of the Parliament building.

British Columbia Parliament Buildings

The British Columbia Parliament Buildings are located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and are home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

The Neo-baroque buildings face north on Belleville street facing the Inner Harbour and diagonally across from The Empress Hotel. A statue of Queen Victoria stands on the front lawn as well a statue of a soldier to commemorate the province's World War I, World War II and Korean War dead. Atop the central dome is a gold-covered statue of Captain George Vancouver.

The Empress Hotel at night.

Empress Hotel

The Fairmont Empress (most commonly known as The Empress) is one of the oldest and most famous hotels in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Located on Government Street facing the Inner Harbour, the Empress has become an iconic symbol for the city itself.

The hotel has 477 rooms, with most either overlooking the Inner Harbour or the hotel's rear courtyard gardens. It has four restaurants, including The Bengal Lounge, which is decorated in Victorian-era, Colonial Indian style (when Queen Victoria was the Empress of India) or Kipling's, which is named after its once frequent guest and visitor, author Rudyard Kipling. In 2005, Kipling's closed its doors to the public in order for the hotel to gain more space for private functions.

A panorama of the inner harbour of Victoria

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

History of the tallest buildings in Victoria[17]
Period Building Height Floors Image
1897-1908 Legislative Building
Government
34 m (112 ft) 5 [18] BC Legislature Bldg.jpg
1908-1965 Fairmont Empress
Hotel
35.4 m (116 ft) 10 [19] 2009-0605-TheFairmontEmpress.jpg
1965-1969 Executive House Hotel
Hotel
58 m (190 ft) 17 [8]
1969-2014 Orchard House
Residential
62 m (203 ft) 22 [4]
2014–Present Promontory
Residential
66 m (217 ft) 21 [20]

Projects[edit]

Projects as of October, 2017
Building Height Floors Year Status Notes
Roundhouse, tower I 77 m (253 ft) 26 2020 Proposed [21]
Encore 56 m (184 ft) 17 2018 Under Construction [22]
Hudson Place 1 84.4 m (277 ft) 25 2019 Proposed [23]
750 Pandora Ave. 53.6 m (176 ft) 13 2018 Under Construction [24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Victoria Skyscraper map". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Promontory". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Orchard House". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Astoria". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Roberts House". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sussex Place". Emporis.com. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Executive House Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  9. ^ "North Park Manor". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  10. ^ "View Towers". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Fanin Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  12. ^ "The Falls". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  13. ^ "The Manhattan". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Regents Park East". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Bank of Commerce Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Chateau Victoria Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Timeline of tallest buildings in Victoria". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Victoria legislative". skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  19. ^ "Fairmont Empress". skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  20. ^ "Promontory". Retrieved 2016-04-29. 
  21. ^ "Roundhouse, tower I". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Encore". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Hudson Place 1". Citified.ca. Retrieved August 16, 2017. 
  24. ^ "750 Pandora Ave". Citified.ca. Retrieved August 16, 2017.