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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.
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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All reviews maritime museum pubs and restaurants local artists government street outdoor market nice market fort victoria artisan market 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 22 October 2018 via mobile

It is a short pedestrian street (not a square) that has a few tourist restaurants and some closed shops.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank giffenk
Reviewed 18 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nick1946
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kristinasouth
Reviewed 11 September 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. 🍻

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kulbi
Reviewed 21 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diana R
Reviewed 17 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank iceman68
Reviewed 15 August 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vanessa P
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