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“The Place to Shop”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Government Street

Government Street
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$37.56*
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Guided Food and History Tour
Ranked #13 of 179 things to do in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.
Victoria, TX
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155 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“The Place to Shop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is the street with the most shopping available in a few blocks that can be walked fairly easily. We had a great time looking around in the shops that were more local. There is also a Mall, if you just can't miss going to a Mall to shop.

Visited August 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Lots of Nice Little Shops”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

My family and I enjoyed spending a bit of time going up and down Government Street. It was near to our hotel and the harbour. There are a variety of stores - lots of food and souvenir shops, so it really depends on what you're looking for. We had a great time, and I would recommend that tourists go check it out.

Visited August 2013
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Little Rock
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66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Shopper's Dream!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

OMG! - what a great time we had walking up and down Government Street in Victoria - it was a shop-a-holic's Nirvana-land! Interesting and varied shops line the street...from kitchy knick-knacks to higher-class merchandise - international shops also abound...get those Visa cards out and go to it!!

Visited August 2013
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Penticton, Canada
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73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Main Street to walk down”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Every city has a Main Street but Victoria's main street is special in every way. Besides restaurants and shops, Government street leads to the Inner Harbour and past the Empress Hotel. Tis is really a unique city with an amazing focal point! Stop for coffee, watch the pageant which unfolds before you!

Visited August 2013
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Saint Paul, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Busy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

The atmosphere here just yells busy! There are people everywhere and the views of the water and the boats are lovely; it is the happening place I would say in Victoria, and there are plenty of restaurants and shops to keep you occupied for some time.

Visited August 2013
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