Fort Street, Victoria

Fort Street, Victoria

Fort Street, located in the heart of Victoria, is a charming and vibrant thoroughfare that offers a delightful blend of history, shopping, and dining experiences. As one of the main streets in Downtown Victoria, Fort Street is often included in sightseeing tours, providing visitors with a glimpse into the city's rich heritage and an opportunity to explore its diverse offerings.

Fort Street, stretching from Wharf Street to Cadboro Bay Road and Foul Bay Road, is named after its association with Fort Victoria. Near the waterfront, you'll find the Fort Victoria National Historic Site of Canada. Despite limited remnants like mooring rings, bastions, and a palisade, these artifacts pay tribute to the former 19th-century fort. A commemorative plaque adds to the historical experience.

Fort Street, known as Antique Row, between Blanshard and Linden Avenue, is a haven for antique enthusiasts, collectors, and art lovers. It's filled with antique shops, collectibles dealers, art galleries, and specialty stores for home and garden. You'll find British antique furniture, military memorabilia, rare prints, fine china, silverware, and Victorian knickknacks. It's a delightful browsing experience for all.

Explore the culinary delights east and west of Blanshard Street on Fort Street—a must-visit for food lovers! With a plethora of cafes, bakeries, and ethnic eateries, this area is a popular stop-off on food tours. Indulge in gourmet coffee, delicious pastries, and diverse international cuisine to satisfy your cravings.

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Fort Street on Map

Sight Name: Fort Street
Sight Location: Victoria, Canada (See walking tours in Victoria)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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