Government Street
Government Street
4.5
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Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.
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  • Rockiroads
    Oshawa, Canada1,312 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great site seeing place
    A great site seeing place with the sounds of bars at night, nightlife in the day, many restaurants and shops. Historical things to see, statues, old and new buildings. A place to wander, you need almost days for this section of the town alone. Some bars went to really late at night (which we could hear in our hotel). A great area to stay in, in the middle of the action.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia48,796 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic area
    We walked up and down this street for a couple of hours and absolutely loved the experience. It's a wonderful area with many things to see and the views are magnificent. There are many shops to visitt as well and do some window shopping, or actually buy things.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 8, 2023
  • tdsuperstar
    Toronto, Canada18,859 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in Victoria!
    Great street to check out while in Victoria. Lots of great little boutique shops, food options and close by attractions. How long you stick around is really up to you and your interests in particular shops and food options. It's great that it's essentially closed to cars during the day, which makes the back and forth across Government nice. Just be careful at crossroads, cars can still use those roads. Impossible not to visit Government street in Victoria if you want to really want to "see" and "experience" Victoria.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 19, 2024
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893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Government Street and the Waterfront are a Must see when visiting Victoria in the Summer. From the Extraordinary Architecture to the Tranquility of the Water and of course the wonderful Patios and Cafes.
Written April 9, 2024
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tdsuperstar
Toronto, Canada18,859 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great street to check out while in Victoria. Lots of great little boutique shops, food options and close by attractions. How long you stick around is really up to you and your interests in particular shops and food options. It's great that it's essentially closed to cars during the day, which makes the back and forth across Government nice. Just be careful at crossroads, cars can still use those roads. Impossible not to visit Government street in Victoria if you want to really want to "see" and "experience" Victoria.
Written March 19, 2024
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We walked up and down this street for a couple of hours and absolutely loved the experience. It's a wonderful area with many things to see and the views are magnificent. There are many shops to visitt as well and do some window shopping, or actually buy things.
Written December 9, 2023
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Rockiroads
Oshawa, Canada1,312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A great site seeing place with the sounds of bars at night, nightlife in the day, many restaurants and shops. Historical things to see, statues, old and new buildings. A place to wander, you need almost days for this section of the town alone. Some bars went to really late at night (which we could hear in our hotel). A great area to stay in, in the middle of the action.
Written September 12, 2023
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misspandya
Detroit, MI63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Beautiful place . Must visit. Need at least an hour to explore, soak in the atmosphere and take pictures! Loved it!!!!!!
Written August 14, 2023
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peonyrose
Fenton, IL792 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
My friend and I spent part of two days walking Government St and found delicious eateries and stores for sweatshirts and tees..there is a good Irish pub called the Irish Times and a good Gelato store..be sure you visit here..
Written June 19, 2023
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,817 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We really enjoyed our walks along Government Street but found many stores were empty or boarded up (possibly a result from covid closures). Some of the iconic ones like Murchies and Roger’s Chocolates were still there and open for business! Good thing because we bought teas and treats from both!!
Written May 10, 2023
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Keith J
Llanelli, UK430 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We were in this area regular during a recent visit to Victoria, it was really nice seeing the building lite uo during the evening.
Written October 2, 2022
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longhaulfromlondon
Teddington, UK402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This street is a must when in Victoria, the life and liveliness of it is great and there are many interesting things to look at and try out.
Written September 25, 2022
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andrewjellis17@gmail.com
Black Creek, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Well it's a must - you have Murchies, Munro's Books, Roger's Chocolates, The cigarette store (just to look) - some excellent restaurants - so much people watching - the best.
Written September 9, 2022
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