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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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Better than Market Square for sure!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

You can enjoy daily or weekend lunch, dinner or only music at Bastion Square. Fun looking and walking around this Square summer Sunday market.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It doesn't take long to poke around the few shops in the square along with a handful of art and craft market stalls while admiring the old architecture. We stopped and chatted to a very friendly chain mail artist who showed us how he makes everything from jewellery to fancy chain mail vests. It was interesting and unique. Nice place... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A few stalls in a wide space surrounded by a large variety of pubs and restaurants across the street from the water..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I visited Bastion Square on a couple of separate days and did not find it to be very remarkable aside from having a delicious restaurant in the area.

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Lacombe, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

As we were on a holiday in Victoria, we enjoyed the opportunity to see the local sights and sounds of this beautiful city. We were staying right downtown and took some time to enjoy the square. Since we had been in the area over a couple of days already we saw each day vendors setting up tents for their wares.... More 

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