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Address: Market Square 560 Johnson St | Old Town, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3C6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-386-2441
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Victoria Sightseeing and Photography Tour
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Shop & Stroll!

Nice part of town where you can go shopping or just sit down and enjoy a tasty waffel. Some unique shops are located in this area, which is just a short walk from the Inner... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
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Vancouver, Canada
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Otley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Small square with a few craft shops and Asian food. A lot under construction especially on the ground floor. Some unique little outlets.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice part of town where you can go shopping or just sit down and enjoy a tasty waffel. Some unique shops are located in this area, which is just a short walk from the Inner Harbour (follow signage or tourist maps)!

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Clearwater FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Great place to shop for main line and quirky items. Parking can be tricky along the street as the meters only go for 90 minutes. If you plan to stay a while, find a group lot or take public transportation.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I loved visiting Victoria and this location was one of the greatest to just walk around and enjoy the environs. It's a block south of Chinatown and an easy 5 or so walk from the Inner Harbour. It is meticulously preserved to maintain its unique character and seems to be the heart of Victoria's Old Town. It has more than... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Nice area to walk around. Found some wonderful booths of jewelry, photography & even author of several books which I decided to buy. Nice selection & artsy area between all the stores & restaurants. Worth taking the time to stop by & see some one of a kind pieces.

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I didn't personally do any shopping here but there were lots of shops for everything. Its a great walk and there are a lot of alleys and cool places to see. Don't worry about getting lost just go and check it all out.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

This is great location that has historic buildings with some interesting shops. If want a snack sit down for a tasty waffle. Great place for a casual stroll and take in the sites & sounds!

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Comox, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Today, my husband and I went to Market Square to Camera Traders store. My husband is in a wheelchair and as tourists we did not know that the building was multi level and not easily wheelchair accessible. As we were trying to traverse the first set of two steps we came to, we had a bit of a spill! Two... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Walked through on a Sunday. Several kitschy shops and some mainstream. Appears to be in a state of rebuilding (several spaces empty etc). Enjoyed a few shops but again it's personal experience and to each their own. Fantastic space overall and with the right businesses it could be a tourist/locals haven.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Market Square is situated in the lower Johnston Street area (LOJO) nestled in a lovely courtyard behind the multi-level heritage brick buildings that front on Johnson, Store, & Pandora streets. It features an eclectic selection of shops, restaurants, and galleries. In the summer months, the courtyard is decorated with the luscious colored flowers in hanging baskets that Victoria is famous... More 

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