Victoria Floating Seaplane Terminal

This 5,000 square-feet floating terminal is the first new building in the highly regulated Victoria Inner Harbour in 30 years and is the centerpiece of the harbour and city.

The two-storey building was brought in by tugboat after a 90 kilometre journey from Bamberton where it was constructed. The building’s glass and wood structure captures the flavour of West Coast modern architecture. Its sloping profile and green-roof is planted with hardy, colourful plants to enhance the sightlines in the harbour. Concrete floors, paneled fir ceiling with laminated wood beams and exposed air ducts give the building’s interior an industrial and West Coast vibe, while the huge windows provide amazing views of the harbour and the city.

The new terminal boasts many environmental and sustainable features including regionally made and manufactured core products, high efficiency heat pump systems, green roof and solar panels. Other important benefits of this project include a reduction in noise pollution by establishing operations further away from the downtown core, improved viewing and sightlines of the Inner Harbour and reduced taxiing time for seaplanes, which reduces exhaust volumes and fuel consumption costs.

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Victoria Real Estate Board

3035 Nanaimo Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4W2
Tel: (250) 385-7766 Fax: (250) 385-8773
Email: commercial@vreb.org

Historically speaking

The Commercial Building Awards were started in 1991 by a group of REALTORS® who were concerned that commercial development within the Greater Victoria area was not receiving the recognition it deserved.

The Commercial Building Awards competition is recognized among architects, builders and developers and the real estate community as a prestigious event dedicated to the advancement of excellence in construction and design. Because of its success, the Victoria Commercial Building Awards program is now being emulated by various real estate boards throughout BC and across Canada.

The Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board is dedicated to advancement in quality developments and to encouraging a better environment within our community and is proud to sponsor this annual competition.

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