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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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Market Area Across From The Water

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
K C
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Adelaide, Australia
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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New Mexico
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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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Albuquerque, NM
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

there is really not much to say about this area. A short, wide pedestrian area, a few bars and restaurants on the edges and one inside. All very lovely, but you could be anywhere.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Located across from the waterfront of Victoria Harbour is the historical Bastion Square. On a slight slope towards the waterfront but easy to walk, the old square is surrounded by restaurants and shops and within it it has craft markets. A great square to walk around in and admire the architecture of the old part of town.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is great place for a stroll and if you go on the weekend, you can spend sometime at the local market. Located between Wharf street (on the water) & Government street, so it's worth the experience & you might catch some to the talented local artist singing on the sunny summers day!

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

There is a nice markets on weekends and cruise ship days. Lots of handicrafts with several earring shops. Some buskers playing, all giving it a good atmosphere plus several restaurants. Government Street at the top and the water at the bottom so a good street to pass through and maybe stop and eat or drink something.

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