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Bastion Square

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Address: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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What was once the site of the historical Fort Victoria is now a lively...

What was once the site of the historical Fort Victoria is now a lively gathering place filled with galleries and sidewalk restaurants.

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My brother and I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere where we could shop at our leisure and enjoy the different booths that displayed their wears.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diane C
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Liberty Lake, Washington
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to stop after walking from Inner Harbor. Live music playing, sat on an outdoor patio to enjoy a cocktail and music. Great little small square with shops, vendors and a way to get to Goverment street for further shopping. Beautiful, old buildings.

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Thank Raussie1960
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother and I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere where we could shop at our leisure and enjoy the different booths that displayed their wears.

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Thank Diane C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the summer there are great outdoor eating spots - try The Local at the Warf Strret end of the square and the Irish pub up the hill on Government Street. Weekends have a market with amazing local artisans displaying their wares. Good parking off Warf Street including large spots for trucks.

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Thank Wendy H
Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We walked around on a sunny Sunday am. Things were just opening up and blowing off the dust from a good St. Patty's day celebration. Worth a visit for sure when you are in Victoria

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Thank Rayswt
Saskatoon, Canada
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Also a great place to visit when visiting Victoria. Artists selling their creations, musicians, and food. For the whole family

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White Rock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We walked around in some chilly drizzle and it was still nice. Lots of bars and shops with local foods and artists featured. I hear there is even more to see in the nicer weather.

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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Many shops and markets to enjoy through the year different outdoor venders and public market.Many things to see and shop for.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Bustling market place downtown Victoria, vendors selling all types of wears, easy to find, Victoria could do with more local artists, painters ,photography Showing there works

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Nancy, France
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went for a walk around town today and found Bastion Square it was busy due to the patios that the restaurants have. The shops were pretty neat and so were the art that laid out. Maybe it was because it is winter but the square itself was just pretty okay. I am excited to try it... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

We went for a walk to a restaurant close to Bastion Square and with the snow coming down it was very peaceful and quiet. Still this is a great place to go for a stroll no matter what time of the year!

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