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For personal assistance with planning your trip, call the Customer Information line at 250-382-6161, and press zero for a Customer Service Agent.

Malls

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 Road.

Details, call 250-474-9654.

Take the #50, #51, #52, #53, #54, #55, #56, #57, #58, #59, #60 or or #61.

Hillside Centre, 1644 Hillside Avenue.

Details, call 250-595-7154.

Take the #4, #8, #22 or #27/28.

Mayfair Shopping Centre, 3147 Douglas Street.

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, #30/31, #50, #61, #70, #72, #75 or #76.

Tillicum Mall, 3170 Tillicum Road.

More than 70 stores and services throughout the indoor shopping mall anchored by Winners. Situated beside the Silver City Theatres.

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, #26, #27/28, #39 or the #51.

Squares

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 downtown buses.

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 square.

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.

Plazas

Saanich Centre, Quadra & McKenzie Avenue.

An open-air shopping centre anchored by Thrifty Foods and London Drugs.

Take the #6, #26 or #51.

Saanich Plaza, Blanshard & Ravine Way.

An open-air shopping plaza anchored by Save-On Foods and TD Canada Trust.

Details, call 250-727-6333.

Take the #26, #30/31, #50, #61, #70, #72 or #75.

Uptown Centre, 3440 Saanich Road.

A wide variety of shops in an outdoor mall anchored by Walmart and Future Shop.

Info: 250-383-4866.

Take the #26, #30/31, #50, #61, #70, #72 or #75.

Other Shopping

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 the avenue.

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 Hampshire Road.

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.

			
			
   

Victoria Regional Transit System

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CUSTOMER ALERTS

 

Proposed Winter Service

We want your input on proposed schedules effective Dec 29, 2014.

- New service to Bear Mountain, Westhills and Happy Valley

- new 10 Royal Jubilee/Songhees route

- Changes to Westshore and Saanich Penincula Community Bus routes

Take the survey today

Route 6 detour with stop closures
Sunday Sept 21


Effective 6am, Quadra St will be closed from Finlayson to Inverness for paving in both directions.

Detours
Southbound: Right- Cloverdale, Left-Blanshard, Left-Finlayson

Northbound: Left-Finlayson, Right-Blanshard, Right- Cloverdale

Victoria - Additional Trips Added on Routes 70x & 72

Two trips have been added to the Victoria schedule, effective September 2:

  • Monday to Friday Route 70x Trip Leaves downtown at 7:15am and arrives at Swartz Bay at 8:09am

  • Monday to Friday Route 72 Trip leaves Swartz Bay at 5pm and arrives in Downtown at 6:12pm

Service Change - Effective September 2, 2014. Please follow this link for more details. (view 191.6k PDF)

Effective September 2, 2014 New routing on #15 UVic/Esquimalt. This route will now carry through in to Esquimalt via Esquimalt Road. Passengers wishing to continue on to Royal Oak will now transfer downtown to the new Route 6 Royal Oak. Click here for a complete map of the updated #15 (view 77.7k PDF)

Effective September 2, 2014 Route 6 passengers will need to transfer downtown to the Route 15 to continue to Esquimalt. Service on both routes will be frequent throughout the day to minimize wait times between buses. This change improves destination choices for Esquimalt residents who will now be on a route that provides access to UVic, Camosun-Lansdowne and Royal Jubilee Hospital. Follow this link for a complete map of the updated route. (view 74.7k PDF)

Butchart Gardens Fireworks: Extra buses will operate on fireworks nights. They will be departing 1 to 1.5 hours after the start of the fireworks show. Check the Butchart Gardens website for show times.