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Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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All reviews souvenir shops empress hotel roger's chocolates irish times beautiful street great shopping window shopping bay centre pubs and restaurants bastion square few blocks downtown victoria horse drawn book store nice stroll parliament building bc museum
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Reviewed yesterday

By day it is anm interesting place where a number of historical features are to be found and by night the parliament buildings are all lit up and outlined in lights as the Tower of London is back here making it a real outstanding feature...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alan C
Reviewed yesterday

If you are in Victoria you cannot miss Government Street. There are so many historic buildings you cannot fail to be impressed. There're shops, bars and restaurants offering things for tourists and serious shoppers. You can also people watch or be entertained by the activity...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank R1chardN
Reviewed 3 days ago

As you walk Government Street, history stands before you with all the different stores, restaurants and architecture. A step back in time for many.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 777bryan
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved walking Government Street day and night, so many cool things to see. Great shopping and people watching.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great shops, mostly geared towards tourists, but there are some gems in there as well. Great restaurants, pubs, and sweets as well. We found most of our must-go spots revolved around this area in one way or another.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KOwen742
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the nice things about Victoria, is you can walk down a street and see the history in the buildings around you. The architects of some of the buildings have some interesting ties to the bigger attractions you may have just seen. The Irish...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an evening here. The streets were filled with people. There were nice shops and restaurants. Enjoyed the atmosphere.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Donald B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's right by the harbour, a great building. It's hard to miss and will be a part of anyone's visit in Victoria.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank WendyHP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The usual array of tourist shops, selling t shirts and other souvenirs. A couple of great finds, the bookstore (Munroes, spelling is wrong) is incredible. Lots of restaurants to pick from. Just enjoy the smell and the sound of the water as you walk, we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SPH78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Government Street is downtown Victoria’s main tourist street - it is very walkable, there’s lots of gifts shops & restaurants. It starts at the waterfront by Douglas St. (Which it ends up running parallel to) walking up .. you come to the entrance of Bastion...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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DVLH93
16 October 2018|
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Response from gooilersLeduc | Reviewed this property |
Depending on what time of year it is as to who is open on weekends and who is open late.Go and enjoy yourself it is Victoria.
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