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Market Square

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Address: Market Square 560 Johnson St | Old Town, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3C6, Canada
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+1 250-386-2441
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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US$57.40*
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Historic Downtown Victoria Food Tour
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Guided Food and History Tour
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Victoria Sightseeing and Photography Tour

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Open air market, but nothing special about it.

When I first went here there was a lot of construction which may be leading to additional shops but after going back a few times from July until early October there wasn't much... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
James A
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Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

When I first went here there was a lot of construction which may be leading to additional shops but after going back a few times from July until early October there wasn't much there so maybe it will be something great later on, but as for right now, not so much... You can try your luck if you like...

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Thank James A
Seattle, WA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Many of the shop spaces are empty and the square isn't being used (it's winter). Place might be more lively in the summer. Worth going into if you are walking by but not a destination.

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Thank JeremyD
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Tourist season is slow at this time of the year, however this is a great place to check out the shops in this area. Suggest that you make time and try out some of the dining locations.Easy to find just a quick stroll & located between Chinatown the Inner Harbour.

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Thank sashakeena
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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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Thank sashakeena
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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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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Thank Liltrave
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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Thank Byron D
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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