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Bastion Square

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Address: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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What was once the site of the historical Fort Victoria is now a lively...

What was once the site of the historical Fort Victoria is now a lively gathering place filled with galleries and sidewalk restaurants.

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Snow at the Square!

We went for a walk to a restaurant close to Bastion Square and with the snow coming down it was very peaceful and quiet. Still this is a great place to go for a stroll no matter... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bustling market place downtown Victoria, vendors selling all types of wears, easy to find, Victoria could do with more local artists, painters ,photography Showing there works

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Nancy, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I went for a walk around town today and found Bastion Square it was busy due to the patios that the restaurants have. The shops were pretty neat and so were the art that laid out. Maybe it was because it is winter but the square itself was just pretty okay. I am excited to try it... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a walk to a restaurant close to Bastion Square and with the snow coming down it was very peaceful and quiet. Still this is a great place to go for a stroll no matter what time of the year!

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Victoria, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday n Sunday are great to venture down to Bastion Square local Vendors on display there , also places to eat

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This square is set in the heart of Victoria and offers a cavalcade of things to do and see in the summer months, A great place to stop and eat, drink or just watch people on your walking tour of downtown Victoria.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Not that much in Bastion Square, but an excellent place to kill and hour, maybe two if you really find something you like. I liked the T-shirt shop there and found it worth looking over for some time but other than that and the bookstore there wasn't much for me here. I had to keep moving towards other parts of... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

In the summer you have vendors or some musicians there, people relaxing or locals having lunch and walking towards the Inner Harbour (where the float planes are located)

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Centennial
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The shops line the streets and parking can be paid (and renewed) with a phone app. This is a quaint area where just about anything is available for purchase, Jade jewelry included.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Came here for a quick breakfast at one of the restaurants in July 2015. Enjoyed walking around the area the evening prior. Close to the water. Actually across the street and up some stairs. Many restaurants in a small square. There was a movie being filmed that morning so we didn't look anymore since the crew took up this location.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a lovely square in the heart of the city. In the summer months it is filled with interesting vendors and street performers. There are several nice restaurants that surround the square and many have outdoor patios. It can be accesssed off Government or Wharf Street and some of the restaurants near Wharf St have water views.views

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