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Visitors love about Victoria. Here in the Garden City, kayakers of all skill levels are able to rent kayaks in small or large groups, and experience the city from the water. For more advanced kayaking, nearby Sooke (just 40 minutes from the city) offers guided tours of BC rugged coastline.

Other Activities You May Like


Fairmont Empress Easter Buffet

Spring has sprung and Easter weekend is the perfect time to indulge in an Empress-ive brunch, with something delicious for the entire family.
Gardens & Parks
little girl brushing a goat

Beacon Hill Park’s Children’s Farm

Beacon Hill Park is an easy 15 minute walk from the Empress. Along with great playgrounds for both big and small children, a duck pond and beautiful walking trails, the park is also home to Beacon Hill Children’s Farm.
couple biking around the legislature building

Tour the BC Legislature building

Designed by the same architect of The Empress, Francis Rattenbury, discover the history of the province, the architectural splendor of our cherished heritage building and learn about British Columbia’s parliamentary process.