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“Don't go if you don't want to buy”
Review of Market Square

Market Square
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Ranked #77 of 181 things to do in Victoria
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Texas
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Don't go if you don't want to buy”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Market Square is located right across from the Inner Harbor on the down-town side. Many good craftspeople displaying their handmade wares. Eats, drinks and lots of other stuff.

Visited May 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Not what the square was designed to be...”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Market square is perhaps one of the most interesting and historic pubic spaces in Victoria. However, the majority of the store fronts in the square itself are vacant, and the heavy presence of security guards prompted little desire to revisit. We observed many "atypical" folks monopolizing the benches and public spaces.

On the exterior walls of the square (facing the streets), there are several interesting shops. Stay on the street level or take someone with you to explore the interior of the square.

Visited July 2013
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Victoria, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely setting.”
Reviewed 19 May 2013

This square attracts lots of people on the weekends. It appears to be less vibrant these days with some of the original businesses gone and lease signs up all over. Much more could be made of this space.

Visited May 2013
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Surrey, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Some interesting shops here”
Reviewed 25 December 2012 via mobile

I used to live in Victoria when market square first opened. It was bustling and always lots of outdoor entertainment.

Many shops are empty now......but there are still some great little shops to visit. All around market square area are many unique, funky shops. If you are looking for some great gifts then visit this area.

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Thank Josie K
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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“cute and rustic”
Reviewed 26 November 2012

quiet little hideaway in the middle of the city. There are really neat little stores and gift shops and a really nice inner court to sit and enjoy a coffee, book or picnic lunch.

Visited November 2012
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