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“Interesting shops”
Review of Government Street

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Owner description: Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.
Sherwood Park, Canada
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24 reviews
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“Interesting shops”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Several interesting shops and pubs on government street. Starting with the empress hotel and the inner harbor there is always things to check out in the tourist season months

Visited October 2013
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Lexington, South Carolina
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“Alot of Walking”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Very interesting to view all the architecture of the government buildings. There were a few little parks, restaurants, pubs and gift shops along the route. Gorgeous flowers and plants. Long walk but well worth the visit.

Visited May 2013
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Fort Bragg, California, United States
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“Lots to see & do”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

we took a walk all along Government street , there were many things to see and lots of shops , we had lunch in a Scottish Pub along the way , was a nice dya.

Visited September 2013
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Prince George, Canada
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“busy but fun”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

So as long as crowds don't bother you then a walk down Government Sreet is well worth the time. Shops ,cafe's and pubs line the street for your enjoyment.

Visited August 2013
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Overland Park, Kansas
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“Browsing on Government Street”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

On a recent trip to Victoria, after seeing the sights, it is fun strolling down Government Street. It begins in front of the Empress Hotel and continues to the left of the harbor. There are many quaint shops, restaurants, and some interesting looking English and Scottish pubs. I especially loved going into Murchie's, a large old fashioned British tea shop, where they make their own blends of tea for sale, along with tea pots, cups, and all you need for an afternoon tea at home. Nice little boxes of tea for gifts.
There was a street off Government that had a market with local crafters. Nice merchandise. We were lucky to be there during the sidewalk chalk art festival, which was fun to watch.
Great street for browsing.

Visited September 2013
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