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The ‘old town’ IS downtown (esp. Inner harbour) area. The city is very strict n maintaining the integrity of the old town.. when possible m, the outer exterior is kelp in place when buildings are upgraded or rebuilt.
The geographical boundaries are kind of iff-y but it is generally accepted that below Chinatown lies the heart of "Olde Town" and the majority of the history extends down to Bastion Square and Trounce Alley on View Street. Early Victoria was a part of the...More
I recently acted as a tour guide for friends visiting from Ontario. We had a great wander around Victoria's Inner Harbour then moved east into the old part of the city, We read the plaque by the old Custom House (hard to miss with its...More
Lovely Old Town by the harbor. Nice to walk on the streets with all kind of boutiques, and lots of Irish clothing and items, including of course lots of pubs. Nice pubs in fact with good food and drinks. Some tourists attractions too inclinding boat...More
I think it’s kind of strange to write about “Old Town” within the context of a “thing to do” in Victoria, if only because it’s such a large area. It encompasses three distinct yet interrelated parts of the city: the old commercial district, Chinatown and...More
This was our last stop on our Alaskan Cruise and it did not disappoint. Victoria has charm and the Architecture is amazing. The government buildings are all lighted up at dusk and are beautiful. The old hotel with its gardens is fabulous. And of course...More
It is neat to see this architecture. The buildings are full of character. Lots of opportunities to see what the building is about. Easy walk. Kids didn't see the value in the history, adults had a great time. Enjoy, soak in the scenery.
Victoria is an old historic town with several stunning places to visit. You can walk around and window shop and view the booths of the local vendors all for free. The old buildings downtown are amazing. Wear good walking shoes.
Victoria is an old historic town with several stunning places to visit. Better of all is that almost everything if Free. You can just walk around and visit all places for free. Walking around on the old town it is possible to see old buildings....More