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Stationery in Victoria

Regional Assembly of Text

The satellite of Vancouver's charming hipster stationery store is socked into a quirky space resembling a hotel lobby from 1968. You'll find the same clever greeting cards and cool journals, plus the best Victoria p…
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…
Tea in Victoria

Silk Road

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

Cherry Bomb Toys

The nostalgically inclined will love this large toy emporium of collectibles, especially if they head upstairs to the mezzanine-level toy museum. It's crammed with everything from vintage GI Joes to antique Lego plu…
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.…
Clothing in Victoria

Milkman's Daughter

This shop is a hipster's dream, with an array of clothing as well as must-have artisan creations from both locals and those from further afield, mostly from the West Coast. It's an eclectic mix, from jewelry to pott…
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, but if it …
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

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

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.