There are lots of places to go shopping in Victoria. These include malls, streets and shopping centres, but also various farmers and artisan markets.
Shopping in Victoria
Places to go shopping in Victoria include the malls, streets and markets listed below.
Shopping Malls in Victoria
The largest and most interesting malls in Victoria include the following:
- Hillside Centre – a large mall located at 1644 Hillside Avenue.
- Mayfair Mall – a shopping centre at 3147 Douglas Street.
- Bay Centre – a mall in the heart of downtown Victoria at 1150 Douglas Street.
Streets for Shopping in Victoria
Some of Victoria’s most interesting streets for shopping include the following:
- Douglas Street – a major road in downtown Victoria.
- Fisgard Street – the 500 block of this road is where you’ll find Chinatown.
- Fort Street – a street in downtown Victoria that has a number of interesting second-hand bookstores, antique shops and auction houses.
- Government Street – a fairly pedestrian-friendly road that leads from the Inner Harbour up to Chinatown.
- Johnson Street – the 500 block of this street is where you’ll find Market Square which has an interesting selection of shops.
- Oak Bay Avenue – a small street in Oak Bay with a few restaurants and interesting shops.
Victoria Public Markets
In addition to interesting shopping streets and neighbourhoods, Victoria is home to a number of really nice markets including the following:
- Bastion Square Market – an artisan market that takes place in the summer near Government Street and the Bay Centre.
- James Bay Market – a weekly summer farmers’ market at the corner of Menzies Street and Superior between May and September.
- Moss Street Market – a large market at 401 Moss Street on Saturdays from May until October.
- Oak Bay Night Market – a night market along Oak Bay Avenue once a month in the summer.
- Ship Point Market – a summer artisan market at the Inner Harbour on Friday evenings on the pier.
- Sidney Street Market – a night market on Thursday evenings in the town of Sidney (not far from the BC Ferries’ terminal) from June until August. (Cancelled for 2020.)
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Victoria Farmers’ and Artisan Markets
- Victoria Streets & Neighbourhoods
- The A to Z’s of Victoria
- Victoria’s Top Attractions
- Victoria’s Festivals & Events Calendar
If you ever go to Vancouver, articles you might be interested in about that part of BC include the following: