Shopping Mecca – Downtown Victoria at Your Fingertips
Christmas is just around the corner and Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites is minutes from some of the best shopping in the province.
Combine a comfortable waterfront stay in downtown Victoria at the Victoria Regent Hotel with a shopping trip in BC’s capital. Downtown Victoria’s trendy local boutiques, home and lifestyle shops, independent toy stores, new and used book stores, souvenir shops, art galleries, specialty shops, even a major shopping centre, make it easy to find unique gifts for everyone on your list – and they’re right outside our front door!
A five-minute walk from the hotel:
Lower Johnson St. (LoJo) – 3 Min. Walk
Known as the city’s trendiest street, LoJo is overflowing with boutiques selling men’s and women’s clothing and shoes, eco-friendly soaps and cosmetics, high-end florals, and much more.
Market Square – 3 Min. Walk
Browse your way through unique, local boutiques in heritage brick-and-beam buildings surrounding an open-air courtyard. Find global fair-trade gifts, clothing, bath and body products, and more.
Antique Row (Fort Street) – 3 Min. Walk
Called “Antique Row” for its history of auction houses and antique shops, Fort Street (between Wharf and Cook streets) is now a fusion of specialty antique shops and art galleries interspersed with fitness, fashion, food, florists, and independent eco-friendly businesses. Walk up one side and come back the other.
Trounce Alley – 3 Min. Walk
One of Victoria’s best-kept secrets, Trounce Alley houses European fashions and gift shops, sure to satisfy the desires of shoe and handbag aficionados.
Government Street – 4 Min. Walk
As you wander toward the Inner Harbour, you’ll find yourself in a souvenir mecca. Shop a wide selection of jewellery, fashion boutiques, specialty stores, First Nations art, high-quality teas and coffees, handmade chocolates, book stores, and more.
The Bay Centre – 4 Min. Walk
Located on Government St. between View and Fort streets, this major shopping centre offers 90+ street front and interior shops, including it’s namesake: the Hudson’s Bay department store.
Chinatown – 5 Min. Walk
Shop for art, home furnishings, and Asian wares in North America’s second-oldest China Town. You’ll also find a mix of trendy stores and funky fashions in Fan Tan Alley, Canada’s smallest street, measuring 0.9 metres wide at its narrowest point. When you’re done (or if you need a break), you can return to the hotel to put your feet up, book an in-room spa treatment, and enjoy the peaceful serenity of your waterfront view.