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What was once the site of the historical Fort Victoria is now a lively gathering place filled with galleries and sidewalk restaurants.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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All reviews maritime museum pubs and restaurants local artists outdoor market nice market fort victoria artisan market government street public market for sale lots of shops nice place to visit street performers nice walk walk around walking tour downtown area
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This nice little square is located between Wharf Street and Government Street. It has some nice open air restaurants and a unique sculpture on the western side. Nice place to take an evening stroll.

Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nothing exiting here. A couple of pubs (closer to Government Street), a restaurant and some other shops. Oh yes, there is an artwork of huge tulips near Wharf street. This is more of a passageway linking Government and Wharf streets rather than a tourist destination.

Thank George S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a day when the weather was nice. A number of talented artists had set up booths outside. The artists were friendly and seemed happy to discuss theie work.

Thank Nick1946
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tents displaying their hand made one of a kind local wares from art glass to leather to many jewelry vendors, soaps and crazy hats etc...everything is good quality. A must to visit! From May to end of September.

Thank kristinasouth
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Great food and music! The only down fall to any restaurant or store is the parking. $4.50 for an hour so eat fast. 🍻

Thank trek2fast
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Lots of jewelry, cards, art, skincare products etc at reasonable prices. Wasn’t even looking to buy jewellery and fell in love with beautiful earring and pendant on a wire set. Nice variety of products in the open are market.

Thank Kulbi
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Unless I was really missing something, I dont understand why this place is a big deal at all. It was just a scant hand full of open air vendors.

Thank Diana R
Reviewed August 17, 2018

There is the Bastion Farmer's Market on Sunday, starting at 1100am. We walked through it on the way downtown, and then came back later to make our purchases. There are a variety of vendors, from arts, crafts, jewelry, food, drinks, and carvings.

Thank iceman68
Reviewed August 15, 2018

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. Also, most of the places are wheelchair accessible.

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Nearly every day during the summer, there are fun events that can be enjoyed by the entire family. It would be hard to duplicate this.

Thank Rick M
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Response from Liilgal78 | Reviewed this property |
The empress hotel on government st !