Government Street, Victoria

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Considered one of the best streets to wander in, Government Street boasts grand buildings, a plethora of shops, and an old-fashioned atmosphere that takes you back in time. You won't be short of shops to discover in the busy area, including a handful of local icons that encapsulate the street's character. Charming at night, the street is lined with well-groomed shrubs neatly decorated with fairy lights. The street also serves as a great spot to grab some souvenirs and a bite to eat. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Government Street by using our Victoria online road trip planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Walking from the Empress Hotel along Government street offers a comfortable and unique opportunity to explore boutique shops and eateries styled with a British influence. If you continue along the str...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Commercial street with nice shops, typical products of Vancouver Island. Ideal for shopping but also for a snack. Not to be missed.
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  • September 29, 2017
    So very 'English' many shops and tourist places, cafe's ice cream and restaurants, a very leisurely walk, a bit of a climb but I walk with a cane and had no problem at all. Beautiful scenery of the in...  more »
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  • March 12, 2017
    I had a tattoo done by Ryan yesterday and he did an amazing job. He was very light-handed and the tattoo turned out even more amazing than I had in mind. Great professional shop with talented artists!
  • January 11, 2017
    I've never had a bad experience at this place. The guys are always cracking jokes and having a good time, and it's super friendly and positive environment. I always see Andy, and his creativity never disappoints.
  • September 2, 2016
    Got my first ever tattoo here in August 2016, on the 4 year anniversary of my dad passing away. Chris David did the piece. it was one that I designed and he perfected. It came out perfect, and made my wife decide to get tattooed the same day(by Miles, Also amazing work btw). My piece came out even better then I had hoped, and I will be returning for more ink very soon, as will my wife.
  • March 19, 2017
    Friendly staff and I got exactly what I went in for. It's cash only and you need to make a deposit if you want to book an appointment so come prepared.
  • March 9, 2017
    Been here twice, great vibe and I've left happy both times.

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The curling waterfront Wharf Street, which becomes Store Street, offers the best selection of lodgings in the city center, although you can expect to pay extra for the trademark views. Many travelers opt to stay in the neighborhood of James Bay, where Belleville Street and surrounds provide comfortable and even luxurious options. For something more relaxed and closer to nature, look south to the expansive Beacon Hill Park.
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