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Located in the beautiful harbor city of Victoria, British Columbia is the Fairmont Empress. Within walking distance of several of Victoria’s most coveted attractions, landmarks, and shopping, Fairmont Empress is in the enviable position of a downtown hub. The hotel is close to the sparkling Victoria's Inner Harbour, a multitude of entertainment, and cultural attractions, and is a delight for both guests and locals alike.

Nearest Airport

Victoria International Airport (YYJ): 27 km / 17 miles, 40 minutes

Hotel Address

721 Goverment Street, Victoria

British Columbia, Canada V8W 1W5

Historic Hotels Worldwide Recommended Points of Interest

  • Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria

    Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

    Discover art from both Canada and Asia at the Art Gallery of Greater Canada.

  • Bateman Foundation Gallery Of Nature

    Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

    Explore the words of renowned naturalist painter Robert Bateman.

  • CFB Esquimalt Naval And Military Museum

    CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

    Experience the heritage of the Canadian Royal Navy at the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum.

  • Craigdarroch Castle

    Craigdarroch Castle

    Discover the Scottish Baronial-style architecture of this Victorian-era mansion.

  • Emily Carr House

    Emily Carr House

    Explore the legacy of famed Canadian painter Emily Carr.

  • Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary

    Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary

    Experience some of the finest birdwatching in all of Canada at the Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

  • Fisherman's Wharf Park

    Fisherman's Wharf Park

    Discover Victoria's maritime heritage at Fisherman's Wharf.

  • Fort Rodd Hill And Fisgard Lighthouse NHS

    Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse NHS

    Explore the military heritage of the area at these two amazing historic destinations.

  • Hatley Park National Historic Site

    Hatley Park National Historic Site

    Experience the Elizabethan-inspired architecture of this great historic estate.

  • Legislative Assembly Of British Columbia

    Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

    Experience the Baroque Revival architecture of this landmark administrative building.

  • Old Victorian Customs House

    Old Victorian Customs House

    Discover Victoria's commercial past at the Old Victorian Customs House.

  • Point Ellice House

    Point Ellice House

    Discover the Victorian-era architecture of the Point Ellice House.

  • Royal BC Museum

    Royal BC Museum

    Experience the cultural heritage of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum.

  • St. Andrew's Cathedral

    St. Andrew's Cathedral

    Explore the ornate exterior of this beautiful 19th-century church.

  • Steveston Harbour

    Steveston Harbour

    Explore the maritime heritage of the harbor at such national historic sites like the Britannia Shipyards and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.

  • Takakkaw Falls

    Takakkaw Falls

    Explore one of the most distinctive natural wonders inside Yoho National Park.

  • Victoria Bug Zoo

    Victoria Bug Zoo

    Discover an extensive collection of exotic insects at the Victoria Bug Zoo.

  • Victoria Golf Club

    Victoria Golf Club

    Play a round of golf at this exclusive destination, which has been open for more than a century.

  • Victoria’s Chinatown

    Victoria’s Chinatown

    Explore the historic streets of Victoria's Chinatown neighborhood.