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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  • This street was where we were dropped off at after the bus ride from the pier. The street has many lovely shops and restaurants to browse thru. The people are really helpful with directions to other p...  more »
  • Government Street : One of the Provinces few charming shopping streets with an old world flair, geared to window shopping and leisure walks, Nelson , Fernie and Courtenay feature similar streets on a ...  more »
  • The historic centre of Victoria invites you to hours of strolling. Victoria is clearly a city, but a comfortable relaxed, almost small-town atmosphere. Many buildings in the historic centre architecturally reminiscent of the British past. Beautiful, I found that there are not so many chain stores can be found everywhere in the world. There are these shops, but not in excess. Instead, there are also many chains, which comparatively regional limits and are not to be found in Europe, and many retail outlets elsewhere just not to be found. This one has the flair of a seaport and many Cafés, restaurants and bars, so that relaxation and refreshment are taken care.
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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