Government Street, Victoria
Satisfy your sweet tooth at Roger's Chocolates, a local favorite that has been serving up delectable treats since 1885. Antique enthusiasts will relish exploring the auction houses on Antique Row, where precious furniture and objects abound. For a truly spine-tingling experience, visit the harbor's visitor information center and sign up for a Ghostly Walks tour, where a knowledgeable local guide will regale you with the street's fascinating history on a 90-minute walk.
Government Street also boasts bookstores, a mall with international department stores, and coffee shops, offering visitors a one-stop-shop for all their needs. Don't forget to explore the pedestrian-only alleys off Government Street, such as Trounce Alley, where you'll find a bevy of fashionable boutiques. At Bastion Square, be sure to catch the street performers at work and browse the market during weekends and the warmer seasons. Don't miss the Maritime Museum of British Columbia housed in the historic Old Courthouse building.
Chinatown Victoria is undoubtedly one of Government Street's highlights, and the colorful Gate of Harmonious Interest marks its entrance. This historic district is impeccably preserved and boasts fortune tellers, souvenir shops, restaurants, and teahouses. Visitors can indulge in a "tea flight," comprising three blends that harmonize perfectly with each other.
Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Victoria. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
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Walking Tours in Victoria, British Columbia
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
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