Government Street Vacations

Government Street is part of the city of Victoria, a bustling metropolis with a population of 290,000 residents. The heart of Victoria is only less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away, while Victoria International Airport can be found 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the north of Government Street.

Victoria, North Saanich and Oak Bay, are other places in the area which are also worth touring.

Vacationers in Government Street, interested in finding out what makes the area tick, should head to the nearby museums and theaters. Spend a quiet afternoon browsing the exhibits at Open Space, the Thunderbird Park - Royal BC Museum and Miniature World. For a great night out, pick up some tickets to the Belfry Theatre, the McPherson Playhouse and the Victoria Royal Theatre, one of the region’s best-loved performing arts venues. Often talked about galleries, include the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

There are several highlights for children too, for example the Pacific Undersea Gardens, the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre and the Victoria Fisherman's Wharf. Bring the family to a visit to the Victoria Bug Zoo, and learn about some unique wildlife.

When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Victoria, head to the nearby green spaces. Families enjoy destinations such as the Holland Point Park, Topaz Park and the Fisherman's Wharf Park. There is a relaxed atmosphere here and well-tended garden beds and trees. The natural parks such as the Beacon Hill Park, allow visitors to see the animals and plants that exist in the area.

Visitors to the Government Street area should not miss out on Pioneer Square, Craigdarroch Castle and the St. Ann's Academy. Take the time to visit places of worship such as the Christ Church Cathedral. Relax in the calm atmosphere and get a deeper understanding of the role of religion in the area.

Spend a few hours at Market Square, the MayFair Shopping Centre and Bay Centre to scratch that shopping itch.

Sports fans vacationing in Government Street should get tickets for nearby Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre to see the Victoria Royals doing battle with visiting teams. On weekends the stadium is filled with royal blue, silver, white and black, as crowds flock together to cheer on their beloved team.

At the end of a day exploring the delights of Government Street, relax for the night at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Hotel Grand Pacific, the Huntingdon Manor and the Parkside Hotel & Spa are among the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.

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