Published On: July 21, 2022 | By |
Hello Victoria! It’s Zoe, the summer marketing student, on the blog again!
We have been waiting for steady summer days so patiently, and finally, it’s the time to celebrate the patio season!
To be honest, I have not experienced the patio culture before as the weather in Taiwan only makes you want to stay in houses instead of outdoor dining. So, it’s a great chance for me to explore the patios we have in downtown Victoria with everyone and with lovely sunshine. While searching the patios downtown, I found a great list with various categories that are worth adding to the summer bucket list.
Eating at patios is also a way to show some love to the hospitality industry here! Whether you just want a casual bite or a more elegant date with loved ones, there is a patio out there with a summer drink waiting for you!
Now, are you ready to hop on patio adventures with me?

Tap Rooms/Breweries

Summer nights are best with drinks, laughter, and great company!

Bars, Pubs, & Lounges

What’s better than enjoying a nice meal, a tasty drink, and maybe live music on a patio?


You don’t have to leave your dog at home, visit one of these pup-friendly patios!

Fort St. Parklet

Do you know the parklet on Fort Street is the first one in Victoria? Here is a brief background of our very unique parklet!

First of all, what is a parklet?

According to

“An urban space for sitting, dining, or enjoying greenery, established where the sidewalk meets the street, often repurposing on-street parking spaces and part of the sidewalk.”

The Fort Street Parklet was built in 2015 as part of the Fabulous Fort campaign, which was endorsed by our organization. When the pandemic hit, parklets were erected all over downtown, many are included in our lists above.

Now that we know the history of parklets downtown, below are some options that you can bring something with you to the original Fort Street parklet, enjoy the scenery, and have a chat!

Crust Bakery

730 Fort St.

The staple in downtown Victoria! Grab some baked goods and your favourite coffee to the parklet and enjoy the morning sunshine!

Dutch Bakery & Diner

718 Fort St.

Every day we need some sweet treats, and Dutch Bakery & Diner is the place to get some tasty afternoon sweets!

BobaDog Bubble Tea & Hotdogs

1108 Blanshard St

If you looking for drinks on summer days, try out BobaDog’s house milk tea with bubble inside!

Russell Books

747 Fort St, #100

Visit Russell Books, pick a book you would love to read and bring it to the parklet so that you can enjoy reading with natural lights!

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