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Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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All reviews souvenir shops roger's chocolates empress hotel irish times beautiful street window shopping great shopping pubs and restaurants bay centre few blocks bastion square downtown victoria book store nice stroll parliament building sunny day cruise ship
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

A walk in the inner harbour is a must. This is a jewel of the city... lots to see and do here. In the winter the city lights are great.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ancientmoods
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Clean streets, fun storefronts and pop up vendors. We explored every inch and had so much fun. Even street vendors took square. Lots of restaurants along this stretch, many pubs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ninaupnorth
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Pretty much the main shopping street in downtown Victoria. Easy to walk and lots to see and buy. The closer you get towards the Empress and Parliament, the more touristy it gets.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Megrax
Reviewed December 10, 2018

When I think about it from a tourists point of view...great street to wander down, especially if you are looking for your touristy trinkets/gifts/souvenirs etc. Plenty of ice cream, that's for sure! When I get downtown in the summer, I tend to wander up Gov't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RainEsplen
Reviewed November 5, 2018

whatever one desires can be found in a shop along Government St. Such a delightful variety, from souvenirs to sensible clothing. Watch out for the Mounted Bear!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank snddowns
Reviewed November 4, 2018

It is a very interesting place to walk or drive down. So many neat things to see. This area has everything from shops to restaurants to various things to see, or go for a ferry ride.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Berthab41
Reviewed November 3, 2018

this is a visitors heaven. so much to see and do. the flowers are so beautiful. so many shops and beautiful restaurants. The shops are trendy and pricey but very interesting. I went to the beautiful old Bay Center building, and enjoyed many old historical...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank debbie1961255068
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Declining in appeal, like other parts of downtown Victoria, Governement St is getting too busy to enjoy. There is a decent variety of shops, and a few decent pubs, much of it is (over) priced for tourists.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

This area is full of shops, bars and restaurants geared towards the tourist trade. Few locals to be seen.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank giffenk
Reviewed October 20, 2018

All the stores have the same things you would expect: Tee shirts, sweatshirts, license plates, shot glasses, magnets, etc. It's a tourist area, and we were tourists. It was fun. Nice and clean and talented buskers on many blocks.

Date of experience: 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.