Centennial Square, Victoria

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Centennial Square is a plaza in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Victoria. The Victoria Police Station, city hall and McPherson Playhouse are adjacent to the square. There is a fountain in the square.
In the summer, the city hires musicians to perform every weekday, charging no admission fee. For the British Columbia Day holiday, Centennial Square is one of the venues for the Victoria Electronic Music Festival, where musicians and DJs play for free.
In the winter, the Downtown Victoria Business Association has temporarily set up Christmas lights, a Ferris wheel, and an ice skating rink in the square.
In 2011, Occupy Victoria protesters camped in the square until a court, at the behest of the city, ordered them to leave.
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  • This is where you go to buy drugs or get stabbed. The mayor can see it from her office window, but won't help you if you do. Future site of bike lanes, most likely.  more »
  • I was happy to hear that city planners envision improvements for this tired looking space. The only draw is a quiet area away from the Douglas/Government Street traffic. Even then there are not many.....  more »
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  • Lovely square the whale art is cool and during summer different events happen fun place 😁
  • Great! Local events and culture. Also a great ''meetup''/rendezvous point.
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