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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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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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US$55.70*
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Historic Downtown Victoria Food Tour
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US$37.87*
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Guided Food and History Tour
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Victoria Sightseeing and Photography Tour

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This was an interesting little place to browse in...

I liked looking at the food stuff and good chocolates, Raw kombucha too. Fun little shops and lovely pastries. I bought quite a few different pastries from the bakery shops, for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lamarwan
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Texas
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Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked looking at the food stuff and good chocolates, Raw kombucha too. Fun little shops and lovely pastries. I bought quite a few different pastries from the bakery shops, for those of you who like sweet treats like I do!

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Thank lamarwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is a fun area to shop and browse with some unique gift shop type places in the area (and across the street). Prices aren't the lowest in town but if you want to have a place with one stop knick knack shopping this is a good area to check out. It's also across the street from Fan Tan Alley.

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Thank Marilyn B
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 550 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 480 helpful votes
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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Thank ELAINE B
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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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Thank Seashark7
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 13 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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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

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