Shopping Malls and Centers

Go for convenience, accessibility, and selection. Those are the perks of Victoria's best malls and shopping centers. You can get in and out quickly and see a ton of things. Loads of local shopping options include high-brow and low-brow stores, along with food offerings should you need a drink or a bite along the way. Check out the wide variety at places like The Bay Centre or Downtown. Indoors or outdoors, there's a bounty to be had.

Elk Lake / Cordova Bay
Mattick's Farm

An upscale outdoor shopping village, Mattick's Farm offers about 15 unique shops, plus a charming tea room and a miniature golf course. Find equestrian gifts and clothing at A Stable Way of Life, Canadian fashions at Sunday's Snowflakes and the...  Read More


This 6-block area is the oldest Chinatown settlement in North America, having been founded in 1858. Narrow Fan Tan Alley (just four feet wide at each end), is historically important as the center of 19th century Chinatown's legal opium industry....  Read More


The little town of Sidney is charming, with its seaside ambience and friendly residents. Its nickname is "Booktown," and there's a very good reason for that: ten independently owned book stores, each with its own character and specialty. You can...  Read More

Oak Bay Village

Located a quick 10-minute drive from downtown Victoria, Oak Bay's distinctly English character is carefully perpetuated by its small town atmosphere and charming tea rooms like Blethering Place and White Heather. "Oak Bay Village," the...  Read More

Mayfair Shopping Centre

Anchored by two large stores, Toys "R" Us and The Bay, Mayfair is conveniently located and has over 1900 parking spaces. Among the over 120 retailers are American Eagle Outfitters, Gymboree, Gap, Aveda, Eddie Bauer, The Body Shop, Talbots and...  Read More

Hillside Centre

Anchored by Bolen Books, Sears, Thrifty Foods, Zellers, and Shoppers Drug Mart, Hillside has over 100 shops that also include Footlocker, Northern Reflections, Ricki's, Payless ShoeSource, Serena Fashions, and Body Shoppe. You'll also find...  Read More

Government Street / Trounce Alley / Bastion Square

Souvenirs and imported British goods, specialty gourmet food shops, art galleries and cafes line Government Street in downtown Victoria. Trounce Alley has its own personality, with small fashion boutiques and trendy cafes. Bastion Square is...  Read More

Fort Street

Also known as Antique Row, the section of Fort Street between Blanshard and Linden Avenue is home to a number of antique shops and malls, collectibles dealers, art galleries, and specialty home and garden stores. You can find British antique...  Read More

The Bay Centre

This modern shopping mall has been built to mimic Victoria's other historic buildings. The shops and boutiques are spread over three floors, and a central fountain inside a glass atrium makes a nice resting place when your feet can't take any more walking.

Market Square

One of Victoria's best shopping spots has a history of its own. Built during the late 19th century, this three-level building was where sailors, lumberjacks and whalers went looking for fun on their days off. Now you will find more than 45 shops...  Read More

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