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 Prince and Princess Afternoon Tea, plus scavenger hunts (ask at the front desk) and special festive holiday activities. There’s also marmot and honey bee watching on the property, and our cuddly resident golden lab, Winston. Go swimming in our indoor heated pool, or take out our BMW cruiser bikes and tour town and trails. Another favourite is the running of the goats at Beach Hill Park’s Children’s Farm and the nearby Bug Zoo. Or take them on a flightseeing tour (children fly free on Helijet) or to Fisherman’s Wharf, a short water taxi ride departing across the street from the hotel. Head out of town to a Saanich Peninsula farm for sheep petting, picnicking in the fields and u-pick. We have family films for movie nights, In-Room Dining with snacks like milk and cookies, kid- and baby-sized robes, and babysitting services for a parents’ day out or date night. Take advantage of our popular kids’ menu, including healthy options and cleverly hidden veggies! (Children under five eat free at meals with their parents; the under-12 set dines for half off.) Our Concierge Team is delighted to help you plan activities and make arrangements.
Experience our signature Gold floor with lounge access, snacks and canapes or our connected rooms and suites for the perfect family stay.
At all Fairmont hotels, kids aged 5 and under eat free off the children’s menu while kids aged 6-11 eat for half price off the regular menu in our restaurants and through in room dining.
dining with kids
Babysitting services are available at Fairmont Empress. Please reserve at least 12 hours before services are required.
year-round pool days
Splash around in our indoor pool and children’s wading pool. Pool towels and children’s robes available.
Family-focused amenities include: Children’s robes, Cribs, Stepping stools, Diaper Genies and potties, Highchairs, Children’s shampoo.
Family fun in Victoria
Victoria, BC enjoys the mildest weather in all of Canada; this makes it arguably the most ‘spring-like’ destination for your family all year long. Not sure what there is to do here? We’ve curated a list of our top picks.LEARN MORE