Museum remains best terminal option
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority proposes that the CPR terminal become part of its development plan for a new Coho-victoria Clipper terminal.
Under the GVHA’S proposal, shops and restaurants would occupy the terminal’s two bottom floors and offices the top two floors. Victoria is already saturated with souvenir shops and restaurants, many of which are struggling, and does not need more office space. Moreover, it’s hard to see the connection between the CPR terminal and the GVHA’S “by and by” proposal to construct a new Coho-victoria Clipper terminal.
The Maritime Museum of B.C. on the other hand, would not compete with existing businesses. It would fully utilize the CPR terminal with three floors of exhibits and administrative offices on the fourth floor. The museum’s proposal still looks like a “no brainer.” Harvey Williams Victoria