Naming of David Foster Way

The City of Victoria honoured David Foster for his contributions to Canada's arts and culture with the naming of its stunning Inner Harbour waterfront pathway, David Foster Way.

To mark the occasion, the first of a series of David Foster Way signs was unveiled by Mayor Dean Fortin, David Foster and Michael Bublé at Victoria's iconic Inner Harbour causeway. The idea for naming the waterfront pathway after David Foster stemmed from a phone call from Michael Bublé to Mayor Dean Fortin.

More than five kilometres in length, once complete, David Foster Way will be one of the longest, named pedestrian and cycling harbour pathways in North America connecting Ogden Point to Rock Bay. Located in the heart of Victoria, the waterfront pathway showcases special places such as Ogden Point, Fisherman's Wharf, Legislative Buildings, Royal BC Museum, Fairmont Empress and Ship Point. The pathway will eventually include Barclay Point, and north through the new Johnson Street Bridge which is currently in development. .

A gateway to downtown Victoria, David Foster Way is one of the first landmarks experienced by the more than 450,000 cruise ship visitors arriving in Victoria each year. There is great potential for David Foster Way to become a unique, national landmark in Canada, honouring other accomplished Canadians as arts and cultural ambassadors. Learn more