Government Street

Government Street, Victoria: Address, Government Street Reviews: 4.5/5

Government Street
4.5
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Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.
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SplendorSineOccasu
World3 contributions
Sketchy Government Street - Avoid
May 2021
Visited last weekend and was aggressively approached by numerous panhandlers along the stretch of Government Street from Pandora to The Empress. The shops are struggling and need our support but we simply felt unsafe and couldn't stay.
Written May 5, 2021
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renee636
Victoria, Canada138 contributions
Many outdoor dining areas
Sep. 2020
Although we live here we love walking along Douglas Street because there are many stores that cater to locals and tourists alike.
Written September 27, 2020
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Anita d
4 contributions
Nice but a typical tourist trap, with shops catering to tourists wanting souvenirs of their trip to Victoria.
Sep. 2020
Walk and look but I would hesitate to buy anything. There are likely bargains to be had as times are tough, with fewer tourists due to COVID19.
Written September 23, 2020
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mlorahga
Augusta, GA1,474 contributions
Well Worth the Stroll
Oct. 2019
Finished up my tour of Victoria in this area. Wonderful old buildings and a vibrant part of the city. Well worth a stroll.
Written September 20, 2020
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Toni
Leduc, Canada1,588 contributions
So much shopping and Food
Aug. 2020
You walk along Government street and can eat and shop, They were filling a movie when we were there last week so that was cool to see them set up a christmas themed scene.
Written September 1, 2020
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Hannah Parker
Victoria, Canada20 contributions
Best harbour to walk around
Jun. 2020
Best walk around victoria, ver beautiful and not really lots of people now a days, very clean. alway coming to to relax
Written August 22, 2020
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OakBayEats
426811434 contributions
Beautiful with a nasty underbelly
Jul. 2020
Victoria is a beautiful city that has become unrecognizable with dirty streets that smell of urine . Government Street and the inner harbour used to be a fantastic place to wander and walk. Now the downtown and parks have been taken over by homeless addicts , drunks and panhandlers. The pandemic has made things worse. Many shops and restaurants have closed and some are bravely trying to stay open.
It is very sad.I would recommend reading letters to the editor in the local Times Colonist newspaper to keep up with the issues.
Written August 19, 2020
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WhiRobbie52
Vancouver56 contributions
Watch for Early Closures
Aug. 2020
If you are visiting Victoria as a tourist, note that many businesses are closing at 6 p.m. or earlier. This surely is a result of COVID-19 which is most unfortunate. Get your shopping in before 6!
Written August 9, 2020
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ARUN63512
Bengaluru, India858 contributions
Nice
Jul. 2019
Nice street in front of the water front with lot of nice building everything looks beautiful when the flowers are blooming, greatly maintained a nice post card place to spend time
Written June 6, 2020
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Ashely H
5 contributions
Shop til you drop!
Oct. 2019
Government Street is an entertaining stroll in downtown Victoria. The shops there range from touristy to the everyday needs of locals---buy keepsake memories of your trip, gifts for friends, delicious fudge, amazing varieties of ice cream, fabulous books, excellent tobacconist, Murchies Tea, and of course many superb eateries!! And so much more that there isn't space to name.
Written May 5, 2020
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