The Ogden Point Enhancement Society is committed to the continued beautification of what many consider to be the most beautiful place to dock a cruise ship in Canada, the Ogden Point Terminal.
Since our inception in May 1996, we have undertaken and completed several major enhancements projects including the Ogden Point South Shore Greenway Project. The objective of the Greenway Plan is to allow public access along the South Shore by creating a Marine Access Corridor linked to the shoreline corridor that extends from Ross Bay, to Clover Point, Beacon Hill to the Breakwater and now Ogden Point for public recreational use and enjoyment and to provide a “Gateway” to Victoria for the visiting cruise ships and Navy vessels that will give these visitors a favourable first impression of our beautiful city, while at the same time ensuring the continued operation of the port in a safe and efficient manner.
June 12, 1997. The Ogden Point Enhancement Society officially opens Phase I of the Greenway Plan. Phase I consisted of removing the perimeter fence and planting a strip of shrubs and trees to mark the new access area. Two stonework signs to mark the entrance at Dallas Road and flagpoles, decorative Victoria lamp standards with hanging baskets, banners and benches were also installed.
April 28, 2001. Phase II of the Ogden Point South Shore Greenway Plan
is officially opened. This Phase consisted of the realignment of the access
road and the parking moved away from the shoreline to create a waterfront
walkway, public viewpoints and green space. A 440 meter long pathway will
provide a marine access corridor from the Dallas Road seawall along the
breakwater basin to the wharf between Pier A and B.
The Federal Government provided cluster lights, a bench and garbage container to each of the provincial capital cities in commemoration of Confederation. The Provincial Capital Commission provided these items to the Society for inclusion in Phase II and they were installed at the head of Pier South A. That area is now known as Confederation Point.
Kiosk No. 1, located at Confederation Point, was also dedicated. It consists of 12 panels that focus on the colourful cultural history of Victoria as related to the harbour and Ogden Point, and describes the physical location and surrounding visible from the kiosk and breakwater.
This kiosk emphasizes the role of the port of Victoria in shaping local history and situates Victoria within the rest of Canada and the world.