Romance in Victoria

Romance in Victoria

It’s no wonder that Victoria, British Columbia is famed for being one of Canada’s most romantic cities. With its rugged coastline, manicured gardens, distinctive neighbourhoods and beautiful historic architecture, it’s a stunning landscape to explore with your love.

Stroll the cobblestone streets of downtown Victoria with your sweetheart and pop-in to Roger’s Chocolates for delicious confections that have been delighting visitors since 1885. Immerse in arts with the Victoria Film Festival from the 2nd – 11th and Winter Arts Festival from the 16th – 19th. Discover The Rose Garden Sour in Q Bar. If you’re not sure where to start, we have some date ideas that are sure to sweep your beloved off their feet.

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Fairmont Empress

Embark on a romantic journey at our Castle on the Coast in Victoria, where love blossoms in every corner. Immerse yourself in the exquisite ambiance of Q Restaurant, offering a four-course tasting menu featuring an elegant dessert buffet. Indulge in the floral notes of the Rose Garden sour at Q Bar, a perfect prelude to a cozy evening on the Veranda roasting marshmallows and crafting delectable red velvet s’mores. Enjoy the most decadent hot chocolate—Clifford’s Hot Cocoa, the perfect treat after exploring around Victoria.

Elevate your stay with our exclusive offers like the Fairmont Loves Romance and Lavender Haze packages.


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The Rose Garden Sour

Experience exquisite complexity, expertly blended to enchant your senses, inviting you to embrace the tender allure of blossoming love. Thoughtfully curated with Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin, Sour Cherry Shrub, Honey Rose Syrup, egg whites & lemon juice, shaken over ice & double strained to perfection.

Indulge in this floral masterpiece in Q Bar from February 9-18.


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Clifford’s Hot Cocoa

A fusion of red velvet and classic hot chocolate, crowned with cream cheese whip and served with a dog bone-shaped graham cracker. Indulgent, creamy, and utterly delightful—a treat that marries luxury and whimsy in every sip! We are thrilled to be participating in Victoria’s first annual Hot Chocolate Festival. $1 from each sale of our Clifford’s Hot Cocoa will be donated in support of the BC SPCA Victoria Community Animal Centre. You don’t want to miss this tasty treat for a cause!

This offering is available on the Veranda until February 18th from Friday to Sunday, 1pm to close.


Red Velvet S’mores

S’mores are more than just a treat; they’re a symbol of warmth, togetherness, and the simple joys of life. So, why resist the allure of this delectable delight? Grab a blanket & cozy up with your loved one on the Veranda. Roast our house-made raspberry marshmallows over the fire, sandwich your roasted marshmallow between two chocolate almond sable cookies with milk chocolate to create this melty, delicious treat.

This offering is available on the Veranda until February 18th from Friday to Sunday, 1pm to close.


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Valentine’s Day Couples Retreat

One of the best ways to spend quality time with your significant other on Valentine’s Day is by indulging in a couples spa experience. Spend the day at Willow Stream Spa, voted a Top Resort Spa in Canada by Condé Nast. Take some time to reconnect and enjoy Fairmont Empress’ sanctuary of serenity and romance. A day of true togetherness.

This offering is available February 12 – 18.


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Afternoon Tea for Two

Spend the afternoon with your loved one in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge and enjoy this elegant timeless tradition. Order two glasses of Laurent Perrier Brut Rosé to celebrate your love with each other while enjoying delectable finger sandwiches and the most decadent pastries.

This offering is available daily, view the website to reserve your spot today.


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Indulge in Decadence on Fairmont Gold

Staying on Fairmont Gold is already the best kind of treat and for one night only, it’s even better. On February 14 in the evening there will be an elaborate & decadent chocolate buffet for you and your loved one to indulge in. Your sweetheart is sure to be wowed with this impressive Valentine’s Day “Death by Chocolate” buffet.

Book your stay on Fairmont Gold to truly experience the next level of luxury.


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Explore the City

Fairmont Empress sits in the heart of Downtown Victoria, with endless shops and restaurants, there’s no shortage of date night options. Explore the Royal BC Museum and IMAX Victoria. Dallas Road for beautiful beaches within walking distance and Beacon Hill Park for beautiful gardens and trails. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the cobblestone streets of the city and explore the books at Munroe’s Book Store.

Rich with history, brimming with romantic love stories. Victoria is the perfect scene for your romantic getaway.

Couple walking through Victoria
Couple walking through Victoria

Hidden Gem – Fernwood

Just a short walk from downtown Victoria, Fernwood is a quirky and cute little neighbourhood to spend an afternoon. Stop into the Fernwood Inn Pub for a local microbrew beer, then onto the Little Fernwood Gallery for an art fix and top it off with dinner at Stage Wine Bar, all within the same block. Before you leave, leave a wish on the community “Wish Tree”.

Couple overlooking beach
Couple overlooking beach

Willows Beach

Victoria is surrounded by stunning beaches. One of the most picturesque of the lot is Willows Beach, with panoramic views featuring Haro Strait, Mount Bachelor and the Olympic Mountains in neighboring Washington State. This beautiful soft sand beach also features plenty of green space, the perfect spot for a picnic or perhaps, Empress Tea To-Go.

Fairmont Empress at Dusk
Fairmont Empress at Dusk

Romance at the Empress

Fairmont Empress has been a romantic destination for over 116 years. The beautiful Castle on the Coast boasts a stunning grand entrance, romantic features, stunning architecture and luxurious accommodations, many with beautiful views of Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour.

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