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Family Fun at the Empress

Victoria is a wonderful destination for getting out and about with the kids. At The Empress, we put on lavish children’s Young Royals Afternoon Tea, plus scavenger hunts (ask at the front desk) and special festive holiday activities. Watch for Roger, for our resident marmot located in the bee garden.

Our Concierge Team is delighted to help you plan any activities and make arrangements to create unforgettable family memories.

living room with fireplace and view of bedroom


Experience our signature Gold floor with lounge access, snacks and canapés or our connected rooms and suites for the perfect family stay.

lounge with couches, armchairs and red stools set up at a bar

Dining with Kids

At all Fairmont hotels, kids aged 5 and under eat free off the children’s menu while kids aged 6-12 eat for half price off the regular menu in our restaurants and through in room dining.

living room with food on the table


Family-focused amenities include: Children’s robes, Cribs, Stepping stools, Diaper Genies and potties, Highchairs, Children’s shampoo.

a child dressed up as a pirate eating popcorn and watching a movie


Babysitting services at Fairmont Empress can be arranged through our Concierge Desk. Please reserve at least 48 hours before services are required.

father and daughter in a pool swimming

Year-Round Pool Days

Splash around in our indoor pool and children’s wading pool. Pool towels and children’s robes available.

four children playing in a body of water outdoors

Family Activities

Victoria, British Columbia is a stunning, historic city on the tip of Vancouver Island. Surrounded by sweeping beaches, storied cityscape and world-class attractions.