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This historic part of town, once the center of Victoria's shipping and fur trading businesses, is now filled with important landmarks and specialty shops offering British, Scottish and Irish imports.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old town of Victoria is right on the harbour and full of old buildings. Many great views of the harbour and close to downtown, shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank just0netraveler
Reviewed 17 September 2019 via mobile

The ‘old town’ IS downtown (esp. Inner harbour) area. The city is very strict n maintaining the integrity of the old town.. when possible m, the outer exterior is kelp in place when buildings are upgraded or rebuilt.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank S_Leach
Reviewed 9 August 2019

The geographical boundaries are kind of iff-y but it is generally accepted that below Chinatown lies the heart of "Olde Town" and the majority of the history extends down to Bastion Square and Trounce Alley on View Street. Early Victoria was a part of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 18 June 2019

I recently acted as a tour guide for friends visiting from Ontario. We had a great wander around Victoria's Inner Harbour then moved east into the old part of the city, We read the plaque by the old Custom House (hard to miss with its...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RobertMJThompson
Reviewed 21 March 2019

Lovely Old Town by the harbor. Nice to walk on the streets with all kind of boutiques, and lots of Irish clothing and items, including of course lots of pubs. Nice pubs in fact with good food and drinks. Some tourists attractions too inclinding boat...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Serge007
Reviewed 14 January 2019

I think it’s kind of strange to write about “Old Town” within the context of a “thing to do” in Victoria, if only because it’s such a large area. It encompasses three distinct yet interrelated parts of the city: the old commercial district, Chinatown and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank PookyCake
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This was our last stop on our Alaskan Cruise and it did not disappoint. Victoria has charm and the Architecture is amazing. The government buildings are all lighted up at dusk and are beautiful. The old hotel with its gardens is fabulous. And of course...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ScubaRabbi
Reviewed 16 September 2018

It is neat to see this architecture. The buildings are full of character. Lots of opportunities to see what the building is about. Easy walk. Kids didn't see the value in the history, adults had a great time. Enjoy, soak in the scenery.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jilc2012
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Victoria is an old historic town with several stunning places to visit. You can walk around and window shop and view the booths of the local vendors all for free. The old buildings downtown are amazing. Wear good walking shoes.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank laud247
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Victoria is an old historic town with several stunning places to visit. Better of all is that almost everything if Free. You can just walk around and visit all places for free. Walking around on the old town it is possible to see old buildings....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mighty W
23 October 2017|
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Response from Via_girl | Reviewed this property |
Just start walking north. Old Town refers to the shopping area on the streets of Government, Wharf and Douglas.
19 July 2017|
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Response from OldB5 | Reviewed this property |
No one address - it is the older parts of down town Victoria, Government and Wharf streets. Close to the Black Ball Ferry Terminal just north of the Empress Hotel.
11 August 2015|
Response from OldB5 | Reviewed this property |
Just a short walk around the Inner Harbor about 3 or 4 blocks.