Victoria BC Shopping

victoria bc shopping

The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is conveniently located downtown in the heart of the best Victoria BC Shopping. We are steps from the boutiques of Government Street, and a short stroll to Lower Johnson (LoJo), Fort Street Antique Row, and Chinatown. Ask our friendly service team about their favorite recommendations.

 Use our Beautiful Boutique Curated Trail map to visit some of our favourite shops!

Victoria Public Market at The Hudson

1701 Douglas Street ( at Fisgard Street)
Phone:  778-433-2787

The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson highlights local food producers at every level – farmers, fishers, butchers, bakers, cheese-makers, preservers, brewers, vintners, florists and restaurateurs.  More than just a business, the Victoria Public Market is a social enterprise.


Fisgard Street between Store Street and Government Streets
Store Street between Pandora and Herald Street
Herald Street between Store Street and Government Streets

Victoria’s Chinatown is small, but the oldest in Canada. Once home to opium dens and gambling halls, Chinatown now mixes contemporary stores and live-work condos with traditional Asian markets and diners. Many of Victoria’s contemporary home decor and furnishings stores are found in this neighbourhood. Visitors can stroll historic Fan Tan Alley – the narrowest street in Canada – or the newly developed Dragon Alley.

Don’t miss:

INSIDEOUT Home & Garden
1627 Store Street
Phone: 250-388-0661
Since 1994, owners and sisters, Sue Toby and Maria Henson have carefully created a home shopping experience like no other. Insideout Home & Garden features the finest home furnishings on Vancouver Island.

Chintz & Company
1720 Store Street
Phone: 250-381-2404
Shop for textiles, furniture, tabletop, furnishings, floral, home accessories, interior decorating services, custom workroom. An emporium of imported textiles, furniture, delightful dishes, exotic mulberry paper flowers, garden stationery, books and home accessories. A treasure from every continent.

Silk Road Aromatherapy & Tea Company
1624 Government Street
Silk Road was created by two women who were taught the Chinese tea tradition and blending techniques by Chinese Tea Masters and Herbalists. In addition to tea, Silk Road features an in-house spa and manufactures 100% natural body care products.

Fan Tan Gallery
541 Fisgard Street
Phone: 250-382-4424
Baskets, carpets, lamps, furniture, linens, bath products, art and curios.

Olde Town

Lower Johnson Street, between Wharf Street and Douglas Streets

Colourful heritage buildings are the mark of this Victoria neighbourhood, but colourful characters and shopping experiences also abound. Again, the new mixes with the old as alternative clothing stores line this two-block area of lower Johnson Street. Market Square anchors Olde Town with over 40 stores and restaurants to choose from.

Don’t miss:

Market Square
569 Johnson Street
Browse through local boutiques in a heritage brick-and-beam building that surrounds an open air courtyard.

Smoking Lily
569 Johnson Street
Phone: 250-382-5459
Smoking Lily deems itself as the “smallest store in the world.” About the size of a closet, if that, Smoking Lily takes advantage of its vertical space to display its merchandise that ranges from T-shirts to bags to silk scarves. Screen printed by hand, these items bare motifs that range from bugs, to Japanese cherry blossoms, to handguns.

552 Johnson Street
Phone: 250-995-0133
As in “persuasion.” Hip clothing for women and men. Shoes, jewelry, belts, purses.

Yates Street

Don’t miss:

Bernstein & Gold
608 Yates Street
Phone: (250) 384-7899
A beautiful boutique, filled with beautiful things! A selection of exclusive designers, jewelry, footwear and a variety of exclusive skin-care brands, which are featured in the B&G spa room.

564 Yates Street
Phone: 250-381-4405
Women’s and Men’s clothing. Once known as the “Majestic Theatre” at the turn of the century, this lovely two story building now showcases clothing and accessories from such designers as Lida Baday of Toronto, Tombolini from Italy, Ron et Normond of Vancouver, Gerard Dapel from France, Matinique for men as well as Ike & Dean and much more. Cole Haan shoes for men and women are also featured. Each season brings new collections.

Trounce Alley

Between Government and Broad Streets. Four blocks along Government Street, turn right into Trounce Alley, one of Victoria’s best-kept secrets. European fashions and gift shops await.

Don’t miss:

She She Bags & She She Shoes
616 View Street
Phone: (250) 388-0613
A must see selection of stylish purses and shoes!

The Tuscan Kitchen
653 View Street
Phone: 250-386-8191
The Tuscan Kitchen carries an extensive collection of Majolica, as well as elegant everyday tableware, culinary tools, linens gourmet foods from around the Mediterranean.

Government Street

Government Street is the perfect place to find a gift or souvenir, sample handmade chocolates or the perfect cup of tea or coffee. Stroll the bustling street, and stop to admire the native art and jewellery.

Don’t miss:

Rogers’ Chocolates
 913 Government Street
Phone: 250-881-8771
Handmade chocolates – try the Victoria Cream!

Murchie’s Tea
1002 Government Street
Phone: 250-383-3112
A selection of coffees and teas – try a tea latte!

Artinas Jewellery
1110 Government Street
Phone: 250-386-7000
A selection of hand crafted Native and contemporary Canadian jewellery.

Fort Street

Between Government and Douglas Street. Following Fort Street out of downtown Victoria will lead visitors to “Antique Row” – traditionally known for the antique and collectible stores lining several blocks of Fort Street. The word “antique” is deceiving however as visitors will now find a number of contemporary stores and buildings mixed in with the Tudor-style architecture.

Heart + Sole
1023 Fort Street
Phone: 250-920.7653

Heart and Sole Shoes is a unique neighborhood shoe store off the beaten track and worth the visit!

Choux Choux Charcuterie

830 Fort St

Phone: 250.382.7572

Looking for some wonderful charcuterie to take back to your guest room? Choux Choux Charcuterie is Victoria’s premiere traditional European delicatessen specializing in housemade sausages, pâtés, smoked, cured meats and artisanal cheeses.  Open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5:30pm and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays.

On lower Fort Street don’t miss:

Footloose Fine Footwear
637 Fort Street
Phone: 250-383-4040

A selection of unique, mostly European shoes. Some of the funkiest shoes in town.