Victoria’s Ogden Point breakwater opens with safety rails

Ogden Point Breakwater was re-opened to pedestrians after safety railings were installed.

  • Apr. 30, 2013 5:00 p.m.
Jasmine Parr makes her way on her motorized wheelchair for the first time on the breakwater. Parr who has often watched people enviously from the Ogden Pointe Cafe has wanted to experience the views

Jasmine Parr makes her way on her motorized wheelchair for the first time on the breakwater. Parr who has often watched people enviously from the Ogden Pointe Cafe has wanted to experience the views



A small group led by Jasmine Parr on her motorized wheelchair were on hand for the 10 AM re-opening of the Ogden Point breakwater to the public following the installation of safety rails.

The breakwater, built in 1916,  closed in early February for the installation after the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority decided the protective railings were needed because of liability issues. The decision caused much public discussion with some arguing that the railings were not needed or too expensive while others supported the increased safety offered.