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Address: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.

Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.

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Good for a nice stroll lots of shops

Perfect on a sunny day for walking along dipping in and out of souvenir shops or getting an ice cream and going for a walk with. There's also chocolate shops along here go in and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tom J
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
352 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect on a sunny day for walking along dipping in and out of souvenir shops or getting an ice cream and going for a walk with. There's also chocolate shops along here go in and have a try they have amazing chocolate and fudge

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Thank Tom J
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always a relaxing stroll on a sunny day. Lots of interesting shops for serious shopping or just for a tourist bauble! Always nice to stroll down towards the inner harbour and all the activity there!

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Thank William C
Marysville, Washington
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Covered 5 or 6 blocks beginning from the Fairmont Empress up the hill (northeast?) and visited 6 or 7 shops, buying items in about half of those. The "on sale" Canadian Maple Syrup is significantly pricey compared to the same product available in Western Washington.

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Thank Jerry H
Nanaimo, Canada
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54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Government Street downtown is a nice stroll, would be better if the government could do something about the crackheads and hoods that are overwhelming downtown. Some great pubs though, and Victoria still is a half decent downtown. You can do something about the criminals and selfish spongers - write the politicians, and follow up when they reply with canned non-answers.

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Alberta, Canada
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124 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to take a photo of the Empress with all the beautiful flowers then kept walking up Government St. There are all kinds of shops and restaurants along this street. We liked that it is only a one way street and that the traffic wasn't heavy.

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Thank MJH048
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never seen such a variety of stores - high end clothing, vintage, hats, shoes, tourist, coffee, CHOCOLATE, pubs, restaurants, outdoor, tatoos, games, military, etc.........

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Thank Chris G
Calgary, Canada
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76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Government runs next to the British Columbia parliament buildings and BC has preserved the history along the street. It goes alonside the inner harbour where families live on houseboats on the winter time. There are many historical building to see along this street. It has lot character, culture and flavour.

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Longmont, United States
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss this feature of Victoria. Many various shops, pubs, restaurants, modern and old. Just blocks of the harbor. Spend an entire morning and part of an afternoon. One of the better places to walk, observe, shop, and just relax. Excellent people and a fun experience. Be sure to have tea at Murchie's and lunch or dinner in one of... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a beautiful walk, so much to see. Lots of vendors and entertainers on the boardwalk, and you might see a horse and carriage.

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Thank RicaR222
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68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is a favourite area of mine to take visitors to Victoria as the shopping (while touristy) offers some very interesting window shopping options and the buildings are nice to look at. Prices are pretty high along here though so be warned that you may find similar items a block or two away for less money.

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