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What was once the site of the historical Fort Victoria is now a lively gathering place filled with galleries and sidewalk restaurants.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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All reviewsmaritime museumpubs and restaurantslocal artistsoutdoor marketnice marketfort victoriaartisan marketgovernment streetpublic marketfor salelots of shopsnice place to visitstreet performersnice walkwalk aroundwalking tourdowntown area
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tents displaying their hand made one of a kind local wares from art glass to leather to many jewelry vendors, soaps and crazy hats etc...everything is good quality. A must to visit! From May to end of September.

Thank kristinasouth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and music! The only down fall to any restaurant or store is the parking. $4.50 for an hour so eat fast. 🍻

Thank trek2fast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of jewelry, cards, art, skincare products etc at reasonable prices. Wasn’t even looking to buy jewellery and fell in love with beautiful earring and pendant on a wire set. Nice variety of products in the open are market.

Thank Kulbi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless I was really missing something, I dont understand why this place is a big deal at all. It was just a scant hand full of open air vendors.

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 18 August 2018

There is the Bastion Farmer's Market on Sunday, starting at 1100am. We walked through it on the way downtown, and then came back later to make our purchases. There are a variety of vendors, from arts, crafts, jewelry, food, drinks, and carvings.

Thank iceman68
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Victoria is an old historic town with several stunning places to visit. Better of all is that almost everything if Free. You can just walk around and visit all places for free. Also, most of the places are wheelchair accessible.

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Nearly every day during the summer, there are fun events that can be enjoyed by the entire family. It would be hard to duplicate this.

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 27 July 2018

A good place to see goods of artists. I was disappointed that there were not too many artists set up in the square. However, whatever we saw was interesting and worth the walk down Government Street to the Square.

Thank 997bjp
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This is often set up as a market but mainly serves as a connection to the warf. Many little shops and pubs to visit as well.

Thank sassyhippychick
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This square has changed a lot since I worked in Victoria over 30 years ago. But pleasantly, the nightclub I visited there still operates as a nightclub and the place is more alive with the addition of restaurants

Thank Terry R
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The empress hotel on government st !