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This historic part of town, once the center of Victoria's shipping and fur trading businesses, is now filled with important landmarks and specialty shops offering British, Scottish and Irish imports.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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All reviews historical area interesting walk nice stroll bastion square walk around inner harbor architecture chinatown souvenirs douglas history buskers government alley shop tourists
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PookyCake
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

The old Town area is by the inner harbor and makes for a nice walking place. Lots of stuff geared towards tourists.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank giffenk
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ScubaRabbi
Reviewed September 15, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jilc2012
Reviewed August 20, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank laud247
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. Walking around on the old town it is possible to see old buildings....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

we had been on a cruise of Alaska and our last port of call before returning to Seattle. We did not schedule an escursion because of such a short time off board time. we walked off and saw busses, vans an many different choices. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Denny T
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

This is where you can get a great view of the harbor, find a restaurant or bar, and find souvenirs. This is the classic historical area of Victoria and where to put some focus while visiting.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed July 1, 2018

I never realized it was called the 'Old Town' but it IS the historic area of Victoria situated right downtown by the harbour. Includes the streets of Wharf, Government & Douglas - down to the Johnston Bridge area... Bastion Square is a lovely area to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank S_Leach
Reviewed May 3, 2018

This neighbourhood is situated just north of the Inner Harbour and Tourist Bureau, and comprises about a dozen of TripAdvisor's places to visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Chris D
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Mighty W
October 22, 2017|
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Response from Via_girl | Reviewed this property |
Just start walking north. Old Town refers to the shopping area on the streets of Government, Wharf and Douglas.
July 18, 2017|
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Response from OldB5 | Reviewed this property |
No one address - it is the older parts of down town Victoria, Government and Wharf streets. Close to the Black Ball Ferry Terminal just north of the Empress Hotel.
August 10, 2015|
Response from OldB5 | Reviewed this property |
Just a short walk around the Inner Harbor about 3 or 4 blocks.