Bastion Square, Victoria

(4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
On the former site of Fort Victoria sits Bastion Square, a vibrant plaza that houses a number of galleries, restaurants, and a thriving seasonal market. Survey views of Victoria's picturesque downtown harbor, and savor a hearty meal or hot drink from one of the many sidewalk restaurants and cafes. Duck into the bookstore if you need a new novel, or stop by the market (if it's up and running) to browse displays of various local artists and indulge in some street food. Put Bastion Square at the forefront of your travel plans using our Victoria vacation route planner.
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  • Not that much in Bastion Square, but an excellent place to kill and hour, maybe two if you really find something you like. I liked the T-shirt shop there and found it worth looking over for some time ...  more »
  • In the summer you have vendors or some musicians there, people relaxing or locals having lunch and walking towards the Inner Harbour (where the float planes are located) 
  • The shops line the streets and parking can be paid (and renewed) with a phone app. This is a quaint area where just about anything is available for purchase, Jade jewelry included. 
Google
  • This is the best parkade in the city. Make sure to check out the roof if it's around sunset.
  • While it's often a busy parkade I love the first hour is free in all city parkades, so often come here. It's close to lots of shops. Great in the evenings if you're coming downtown for dinner/meeting friends!
  • Good place to park downtown. Free after 6 and all day Sundays, and first hour free all the time.
  • Good parkade only 6"6 clearance though so my big truck didn't fit
  • Good lot. Lots of parking. Always super full