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Best things to do in Downtown, Victoria

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
“This museum is well worth a visit. They have done a wonderful job of setting the scene for the region”
199 locals recommend
Night Club
“Best patio in Victoria. Thursday to Saturday there is live music starting at 9ish. Excellent food and drinks. Great view. ”
98 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Jam offers incredible homemade fare in a rustic-city atmosphere. Go early, there is always a line. Massive all-day breakfast menu”
110 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The food is incredible and the atmosphere is worth writing home to mom about. We are certain you will love it... if you can secure a reservation. ”
100 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Amenities include a sophisticated restaurant, a colonial-style cocktail lounge, and afternoon tea. There's also a full-service spa, a gym and an indoor pool”
72 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
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“Many people rave about this restaurant so I have included it, so if you are downtown Victoria, you might want to try it”
91 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“It's in a dowtown and near to China Town. There are many restaurant and coffee shop. Come and enjoy”
27 locals recommend
Pub
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“Victoria's newest premier landmark pub, located on the corner of Fort St and Government St downtown Victoria, BC. With 30 different beers on tap, one of the most impressive selections of spirits under one roof and live music, the Bard & Banker defines the ultimate pub experience.”
48 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“'Winner of Best Irish Pub in North America, we embrace the Irish culture with food for the body, drink for the spirit, and music for the soul. We pride ourselves on providing a true Irish experience since opening our doors in 2004. The traditions of Ireland have been extended to our menu, which has been developed by the philosophy of food for the body, offering Irish classics like bangers & mash, shepherd’s pie and our famous Irish stew. Enjoy a Drink for the spirit with a perfectly poured pint of Guinness or savour Victoria’s best Irish coffee. We boast over 40 taps & the largest selection of Irish whiskeys in Canada. Music for the soul is heard 7 nights a week at 9 or Friday & Saturday from 4 to 7. Come for the Guinness, stay for the Craic'”
41 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Local beer on tap, outdoor seating and food. In market square, nice place to check out.”
64 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Our favourite restaurant in town. Serving up delicious French food with great wine and beer menu”
76 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“If you enjoy a quirky atmosphere and delicious food this is a great spot, one our favourites. It is a small restaurant so there can be a lineup outside but it never takes too long. Awesome service and great food, save room for dessert! It's a fun experience.”
58 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Amazing new restaurant, great for brunch with plenty of vegan options! Also very affordable, with a cute patio outside. I have eaten here quite a few times, definitely would recommend.”
50 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great restaurant in Downtown Victoria. Offers casual fare with local ingredients. One block away from Market Square, and LoJo shopping district.”
55 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Explore Canada's oldest Chinatown. Make sure you go through Fan Tan and Dragon Alley. I highly recommend an haunted walking tour through this neighborhood!”
33 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“One of the best date spots in the city. Speakeasy-type joint with excellent cocktails. Small plates (don't go there hungry!).”
45 locals recommend