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Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice vibe. Lot's of stores, bars, restaurants. Easy to walk around and enjoy people watching. The weather is usually cooperative, so I recommend taking an early evening stroll along the street.

Thank DiZhiyuan
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful place to walk and just take in the scenic view. take lots of pictures and watch the horse and buggy stroll by.

Thank AMP312014
Reviewed 5 days ago

Government is a fun street for shoppers! My family had a great time walking Government Street and visiting the shops. I enjoyed waiting for them in an excellent Irish Pub - also on Government Street.

Thank surfercharlie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely long street to walk, shop, people watch and see local buskers. Even to enjoy dinner in the many bars/restaurants or just have a few drinks. Nice to walk from harbour, have dinner, do a little window shopping or browse through the usual touristy shops...More

Thank 22daisy12
Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone who has lived in Victoria for a long time, I can say the stores on this street are much different than they were years ago. The shops that used to sell English china and the like are long gone. However, there are still...More

Thank Joanne O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The parliament building and the landscaping on the grounds are beautiful. You can not miss this area when visiting Victoria. I would put that and Butchart Gardens at the top of your list.

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the real center of activity in Victoria. There was a jazz festival on one end of the street, and activities near the harbor on the other end. There are lots of shops.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a long street with many stores, restaurants, However, we had fun shopping, and then went to various restaurants for happy hours. All the places were busy but we went around 6.

Thank Yolande B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a way I have already reviewed this, at least the inner harbour area. This is the center of Victoria so you don't want to miss this area.

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love the little maple cookies, and ice wine chocolate. If you're on a cruise ship, it's a quick hop to the harbor, and into little shops, kitschy souvenir shops (and cookies!), the best hot dog ever...all within time to get back to the...More

Thank travlr2017
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