For personal assistance with planning your trip, call the
Customer Information line at 250-382-6161, and press zero
for a Customer Service Agent.
The Bay Centre, on Douglas at Fort
between Government & Douglas.
Expansive indoor shopping mall in a four-level galleria featuring
more than 90 shops, boutiques, eateries and services in the
heart of Victoria's downtown. Outdoor seating is available
at Earl's Restaurant.
Details, call 250-952-5680.
The Bay Centre front entrance
on Douglas Street is a departure and arrival point for most
downtown bus routes.
West Shore Town Centre, 2945 Jacklin
Details, call 250-474-9654.
Take the #50,
or or #61.
Hillside Centre, 1644 Hillside Avenue.
Details, call 250-595-7154.
Take the #4,
Mayfair Shopping Centre, 3147 Douglas
Plan to meet "at the clock". The 100-year-old Jeweller's
Clock, located at the entrance of Toys 'R Us, greets shoppers
who explore the more than 120 boutiques of the mall or stop
for refreshment at the Food Court.
Details at www.mayfairshoppingcentre.com
or call 250-383-0541.
Take the #8,
Tillicum Mall, 3170 Tillicum Road.
More than 70 stores and services throughout the indoor shopping
mall anchored by Winners. Situated beside the Silver
Details at www.tillicumcentre.ca
or call 250-381-7123.
For service directly to the
mall, take the #11 or #26.
These buses will take you within a block of the mall: #8,
#21 or #22.
University Heights Shopping Centre,
3980 Shelbourne Street.
Indoor mall anchored by Safeway. Includes a fitness club
and a movie
theatre with underground parking.
Details call 250-477-2122.
Take the #12,
#39 or the #51.
Bastion Square, off Government St.
& View St.
Bastion Square is a great place to sip a latte and people-watch.
Terrific summer outdoor markets of locally-made handicrafts.
Two to three blocks from all
Market Square, 560 Johnson Street.
Located in the heart of Old Town, this square was once the
setting for Victoria's seamier side. In place of opium dens,
brothels and saloons, today's visitors find a collection of
interesting shops set in heritage buildings around an open-air
Details at www.marketsquare.ca
or call 250-386-2441.
Take the #6,
#24 or the #25,
or you can take any downtown bus to Douglas Street & Johnson
and walk west down Johnson Street for two blocks.
Saanich Centre, Quadra & McKenzie
An open-air shopping centre anchored by Thrifty Foods and
Take the #6,
#26 or #51.
Saanich Plaza, Blanshard & Ravine
An open-air shopping plaza anchored by Save-On Foods and
TD Canada Trust.
Details, call 250-727-6333.
Take the #26,
#72 or #75.
Uptown Centre, 3440 Saanich Road.
A wide variety of shops in an outdoor mall anchored by Walmart
and Future Shop.
Take the #26,
#72 or #75.
Antique Row 1000 Block of Fort Street.
Treasure hunters will delight in this row of little shops
brimming with silver, military memorabilia, rare prints, fine
china, antique furniture and Victorian bric-a-brac. Take time
to preview Lund's and Kilshaw's auction houses further down
Take the #11,
#14 or the #22
and get off anywhere between Blanshard & Cook streets.
Chinatown, Lower Fisgard St.
These two blocks bustle with activity much as they did in
the 1870s when it was the largest Chinatown north of San Francisco.
Pass through the Gates of Harmonious Interest to explore artists'
studios, boutiques and shops filled with Oriental giftware.
While you're there, make sure to take a stroll through Fan
Tan Alley, the narrowest street in Canada.
Take any bus going north on
Douglas Street. Get off and walk west on Fisgard.
Oak Bay Village, Oak Bay Avenue at
Step behind the Tweed Curtain and enjoy a stroll through
the Village. Boutiques feature island-made crafts, book and
clothing stores, sweets shops and a butcher shop with old
English charm. Of course, you will want to stop and pause
for a cup of java.
Take the #2,
#2A or #8.