Victoria is a great area for new residents. When you first arrive, you may be wondering where you should spend your time shopping. There are many great shopping centres throughout the city full of excellent stores. Here are the top shopping centres choices in Victoria.
The Bay Centre
Known as one of the best shopping destinations throughout the city, you'll find three floors packed with great shops and boutiques. This shopping centre features a central fountain, which is perfect for a rest before you go back to your shopping. Enjoy finding everything you're searching for in great shops, such as Culture Craze, The Body Shop, Lenscrafters, JACOB, Guess, Sunglass Hut, Rogers Plus and more.
Another great place with plenty of history and excellent shops is Market Square. This three-level building provides 45 stores with all kinds of great products. It used to be a place for sailors, whalers and lumberjacks to unwind on their day off, but it's been turned into a great shopping destination. Even the non-shoppers will enjoy Market Square because of the many festivals held throughout the year in the courtyard.
Some of the bigger stores are found in the Hillside Centre including Sears, Thrifty Foods, Bolen Books and Shoppers Drug Mart. These are only a few of the more than 100 shops, which also include Payless ShoeSource, Body Shoppe, Footlocker and many others. Whether you need to see a dentist or it's time for a new hair color, you'll find what you need in the Hillside Centre.
Mayfair Shopping Centre
Toys "R" Us and The Bay anchor this shopping center, which provides over 120 retail establishments. Some of the other choices you will find here include Gymboree, Aveda, Eddie Bauer, Talbots, American Eagle Outfitters and Foot Locker. There's a great foot court full of fast food chains, as well and parking is never an issue with over 1900 spots.