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Bastion Square, Victoria: 13 reviews and 19 photos

  Some of Bastion Square's historic buildings
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  • Some of Bastion Square's historic buildings - Victoria
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Bastion Square is a charming pedestrian street that stands close to where Fort Victoria, the Hudson's Bay Company's trading post erected in 1843, used to be. Many important buildings were erected in this "cradle of the city", including the old Court House, the first concrete building in Victoria (it now houses the Maritime Museum), the Law Chambers, designed by architect Francis Rattenbury, Burnes House, one of the city's first hotels dating back to 1882, and the Victoria Board of Trade, erected in 1892.

Nowadays, Bastion Square is mostly known for its open-air public market, running from spring to fall, where numerous local artisans set up little craft shops. There are also a few great pubs, restaurants and cafes in the square and nearby alleys.

Address: Bastion Square
Directions: Just off Government Street
othercontact: bastionsquare@gmail.com
Phone: 250-885-1387
Website: http://www.bastionsquare.ca

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  • Written Jul 8, 2007
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