Explore West Coast Inspired Amenities & Activities

At Fairmont Empress, we encourage you to discover our urban retreat inspired amenities and guest services, a unique collection of dining experiences and the award-winning Willow Stream Spa. While with us, explore the rich culture and history of Victoria and Vancouver Island’s most iconic sights.

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Make a Splash

Take a dip in our indoor heated swimming pool, relax in our whirlpool or keep your kids of all ages active and entertained using the children’s wading pool.

Complimentary for registered guests, the pool and whirlpool are open from 5:00am to 11:00pm.

a woman pushing a bicycle

Cruise Victoria

Take in the historic sights of Victoria in style! One of Canada’s most bike-friendly cities, Victoria offers beautiful scenery and temperate climate, making it a year-round cycling destination. Reserve complimentary BMW bikes to explore the city’s many trails located in close proximity of the hotel including the Galloping Goose Trail and Beacon Hill Park.

Fairmont Empress experiences magazine

Experiences Magazine

Our exclusive Experiences Magazine offers a look inside our historic hotel, along with a curated guide of the very best of Victoria. Your complimentary guide can be found in your guest room, or view the digital version now!

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Explore Victoria

Easily explorable and endlessly entertaining. Few places are as full of life as Victoria. Strongly tied to the land and sea, the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest proudly offers everything a friendly, exciting and welcoming destination should.

Take a scenic Inner Harbour strolls, visit centuries-old historical sites or discover a thriving arts and cultural scene; Fairmont Empress is your ideal starting point to explore some of Victoria’s most iconic sights.

Fairmont Empress

Market Square
Walking Distance: 14 minutes
Eagle Feather Gallery
Walking Distance: 6 minutes
The Bateman Gallery
Walking Distance: 4 minutes
Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Walking Distance: 18 minutes
Victoria's Chinatown
Walking Distance: 14 minutes
Willows Beach
Fisherman's Wharf
Walking Distance: 18 minutes
Beacon Hill Park
Walking Distance: 15 minutes
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Hatley Park National Historic Site
The Butchart Gardens
The Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Walking Distance: 2 minutes
Royal BC Museum
Walking Distance: 2 minutes
BC Aviation Museum
Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
Walking Distance: 32 minutes
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