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Welcome to Fairmont Empress
Unforgettable moments deserve extraordinary settings: Overlooking Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour, Canada’s Castle on the Coast sits proudly at the centre of culture and history. A National Historic Site dating to 1908, recognized as one of Top 21 Iconic Hotels in the World by National Geographic Traveler magazine, honoured with Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Award for Top 3 City Hotels in Canada and regarded as a Condé Nast Readers Choice and Gold List Hotel, Fairmont Empress is where modern meets iconic.
Eat, drink, and embrace our uniquely Canadian and entirely West Coast inspired dining venues. Enjoy stunning harbour views, flavourful food, curated cocktails, thoughtful service and unforgettable Empress experiences seven days a week! lasting memories with loved ones happen here bite by bite, sip by sip, side by side.
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All that Glitters is Fairmont Gold
Enjoy the seclusion, privacy and exclusive lifestyle of staying on Fairmont Gold, our privileged hotel-within-a-hotel experience.
Gather at The Empress
The Empress has been a celebrated destination for important meetings and unforgettable for over a century. Let us set the stage for your next event.
Weddings at The Castle on the Coast
More than a luxury hotel, The Empress is where love stories unfold, family traditions begin and memories are created.
This luxury hotel is located in the heart of Victoria, BC, overlooking the city’s sparkling Inner harbour and just steps away from the British Columbia Parliament Building, top attractions, shops, museums, galleries and parks.