Music in Victoria

Ditch Records

A fave record store among the locals, Ditch is lined with tempting vinyl, plenty of CDs and many furtive musos perusing releases by acts like Frazey Ford and Nightmares on Wax. An ideal rainy-day hangout, if it sudd…
Books in Victoria

Munro's Books

Like a cathedral to reading, this high-ceilinged bookstore lures legions of locals and visitors who love communing with the written word. There's a good array of local-interest tomes, as well as a fairly extensive t…
Food in Victoria

Rogers' Chocolates

This charming, museum-like confectioner serves the best ice-cream bars, but repeat offenders usually spend their time hitting the menu of rich Victoria Creams, one of which is usually enough to substitute for lunch.…
Tea in Victoria

Silk Road

A pilgrimage spot for regular and exotic tea fans, you can pick up all manner of leafy paraphernalia here. Alternatively, sidle up to the tasting bar to quaff some adventurous brews. There's also a small on-site spa…
Homewares in Victoria

Fantan Trading Ltd

A labyrinthine Chinatown store hawking everything from paper lanterns to fake bonsai trees, it's hard not to find something to buy here.
Homewares in Victoria

Fan Tan Home & Style

Located in a vintage Chinatown building, this popular Victoria fixture sells must-have furnishings, accessories and bath products – plus local-made artisan jewelry.
Market in Victoria

Victoria Public Market

An indoor market lined with artisan food businesses, tempting deli counters and food court dining, you'll find everything from chocolate to cheese to challenge your diet. Check the website for upcoming events, too.
Market in Victoria

Moss Street Market

Victoria's favorite farmers market is bustling with more than 100 stalls piled high with regional produce (look out for BC peaches) as well as arts and crafts. Come hungry since there are lots of tempting food stand…
Market in Victoria

James Bay Market

An idyllic grassy spot to spend an hour wandering the stalls of local produce, regional arts and crafts, and naughty bakery treats. Look out for live music of the singer-songwriter variety.
Market in Victoria

Bastion Square Public Market

Often accompanied by the sound of a zither-playing busker, this summer-long arts and crafts market is worth a sunny browse. And you might even find a souvenir more exciting than an 'I Heart Victoria' T-shirt.