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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is where you can get a great view of the harbor, find a restaurant or bar, and find souvenirs. This is the classic historical area of Victoria and where to put some focus while visiting.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never realized it was called the 'Old Town' but it IS the historic area of Victoria situated right downtown by the harbour. Includes the streets of Wharf, Government & Douglas - down to the Johnston Bridge area... Bastion Square is a lovely area to...More

Thank S_Leach
Reviewed May 3, 2018

This neighbourhood is situated just north of the Inner Harbour and Tourist Bureau, and comprises about a dozen of TripAdvisor's places to visit.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Old Town encompasses the main, historic shopping area including the streets of Wharf, Government and Douglas, and the streets that run off of these. It is a unique shopping area because it's a mix of boutiques and chains, all contained in beautifully, restored, old buildings....More

Thank Via_girl
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Just walking along the streets puts you back into a previous century. The buildings have been beautifully restored.

Thank michaelbN5695YM
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Lovely to walk around, especially early mornings and later in the evenings when it's quiet and fewer people. Some interesting shops, a really good shoe store (Fields), plenty of places to eat and drink. I was quite surprised at the number of old buildings, most...More

Thank busyeater
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Love taking a stroll, in & around this part of the city, as it can be very peaceful and relaxing. Lot's to see & do, if you want ot shop or go for a fun dining experience!

Thank sashakeena
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The walk from the Inner Harbour along ether Government or Wharf streets is a walk into the past featuring old buildings and landmarks mixed with the new and trendy - pubs, restaurants and souvenir stands dot the route. A great locale to people watch.

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

collection of old structures still exist and stand side by side with modern ones. I enjoyed seeing the contrast, Being a lover of things old= I really liked the historic one.

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed April 21, 2017

The Old Town still retains a taste and atmosphere of early Vancouver with beautiful old buildings but very well maintained, a good range of restaurants and pubs, ensuring a nice place to be.

Thank Andre T
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Mighty W
October 22, 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.
July 18, 2017|
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Response from Old B | 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.
August 10, 2015|
Response from Old B | Reviewed this property |
Just a short walk around the Inner Harbor about 3 or 4 blocks.