Government Street, Victoria

4.4
#7 of 37 in Sightseeing in Victoria
Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Make Government Street a part of your Victoria vacation plans using our Victoria vacation trip planner.
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  • The main shopping street of Victoria and absolutely worth it if you visit this city. The supply stores consists mainly of souvenir shop; incredible how much there there. The competition must be huge because the offer is in every store almost equal (if there are also differences). It is almost always crowded but busy. Recommended!
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  • Our cruise stopped at Victoria for about 4 hours. Government Street was about a half hour's walk from the port. Good place to get a drink and pick up souvenirs.  more »
  • It's a typical downtown shopping experience, tons of shops and restaurants. Worth a stroll. Pay for parking downtown.  more »
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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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