Quality Inn Waddling Dog
2476 Mt. Newton Cross Roads
Saanichton, BC V8M 2B8
Phone: (250) 652-1146
Fax: (250) 652-4946
Located ten minutes from the downtown core in Saanich, between Douglas and Blanshard Streets, Uptown is a trendy place to shop for a wide variety of items. Stores include a BCBG Max Azria, Walmart, Future Shop, Best Buy, and many other local and national retailers.
The Tillicum Centre is a local shopping destination that has nearly 50 stores. From ladies apparel, books to toys, everything is available under one roof here and is truly a one stop shop. For more information about the shops and services offered, check website.
Mayfair offers a wide variety of both name brand and independent retailers with a strong focus on fashion. There is also an extensive selection of service businesses including several salons and other beauty focused enterprises.
Beginning as a modest start-up, the Phillips Brewing Company has thrived to become one of the leading local craft breweries in the British Columbia. Supplying out of a small warehouse on Government Street, beer varieties like Longboat Double Chocolate, Amnesiac Double IPA and Blue Buck have created quite a buzz among fans in Victoria as well as the state over. A visit to this brewery is a must for the beer aficionados looking to try out unique flavors of these brews. Tours and tasting sessions are held on Wednesday and Thursday every week, so make sure you call ahead for an appointment.
Capital Iron has been a fixture in Victoria since 1934. When you walk through the doors it feels almost like you've been transported to the old time hardware store where you could purchase anything from paint and nails to work clothes, camping equipment and kitchen supplies. There is very little you can't find at this store.
Located just outside of Victoria's downtown core at the foot of Victoria's Chinatown, Chintz and Company is easy to reach. The shop stocks an ever-changing inventory of classic and contemporary home decor.
Turntable is one of the best places to buy old rock, pop and jazz classics in the whole of Victoria. Used tapes and records have been preserved over three decades so that you can bring back the magic of the 70s in your very own drawing room even today. Trust the ever helpful staff to help you find exactly what you're hunting for. Else you can just rummage through the treasures yourself; you never know what you'll come across!
The name of this shop gives you a brief idea of what it's all about. Located in one of China town's most cramped up lanes, this store, owned by Phylis Everlie Songhurst, a Wiccan priestess and a professional aroma therapist, attracts many a tourists and locals who lose themselves among fragrant oils, incenses, candles, crystals and gems. Books on metaphysics and astrological readings other than tarot and oracle cards are also available. Those interested in courses like the Tree of Life and Wicca can end their hunt here. Even if exploring the unknown and mysteries of the supernatural don't fascinate you much, a good massage session will leave you pleased for sure. They also offer unique artifacts from the world over that make for great gifts!
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) has everything you will ever need to survive the great outdoors of British Columbia. The equipment they stock caters to all levels, ranging from items for those who want to take a casual stroll around Thetis Lake to the gear required by adventurers who want to kayak through Clayquot Sound. All this is combined with a company focusing on trying to leave this earth a better place through recycling and other green programs.
Market Square is made up of more than 35 independently owned and operated shops, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. With an ideal location in the heart of Old Town, Market Square has the trendy LoJo fashion district on one side and the start of the home decor Design District on the other. With a weekend market during the summer, this is a must see spot in Victoria.
If you are looking for a unique boutique shopping experience, you must visit LoJo, Lower Johnson street. You'll find a fantastic variety of one-of-a-kind shops to satisfy any clothing lover's desires.
Located in downtown Victoria, this in one of the best shopping districts om the city. This street begins at an intersection with Gorge Road East and Douglas Street, running all the way till Dallas Road on Victoria's coast. This historic area has fantastic boutique shopping as well as great restaurants. This is one place where you can purchase traditional as well as modern articles, right from home decor to clothing. On Sunday the Government Street also hosts Government Street Market.