Fairmont Empress Victoria 1 night

With turn-of-the-century architecture and timeless beauty, the Fairmont Empress Hotel offers a historic experience. Also on-site is Willow Stream Spa, chosen by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top five spas in Canada.

A stunning ferry voyage from the mainland, Victoria has a dynamic blend of coastal beauty, historic charm and urban appeal. Set on the sparkling Strait of Juan de Fuca, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, it offers breathtaking views of the water and Olympic Mountains. Stroll down cobblestone streets, explore the Inner Harbour, eat in celebrated restaurants and pubs, or take in the many attractions.


Here's what our customers had to say about Victoria Getaway Fairmont Empress...

  The Fairmont Empress was absolutely gorgeous and the service was great! We especially enjoyed our meals at the Hotel's restaurant 'Q at the Empress. I haven't had such a relaxing time in a long time.   

Ashley K.

  I was more impressed how ferries vacation accomodated me from the time I began emailing questions for clarification to the vacations staff, and my one night stay at the Fairmont Empress. The hotel + ferry package was a great experience.  

Alim S.

  We took the ferry to Victoria, 2 nights at the Empress, afternoon tea, a whale watching expedition, and return to the mainland. It was so easy and wonderful, thanks to your exceptional service.  

Laura R.

Top 5 things to do

  • Visit the Parliament Buildings and walk along the Inner Harbour
  • Visit the Royal BC Museum or stop by the courtyard and enjoy a delicious meal at the Victoria Food Truck Festival
  • Take a whale-watching tour
  • Stroll along cobblestone streets to go shopping
  • Dine in caf├ęs, pubs and celebrated restaurants

Additional Activities can be added to your package during the booking process

Day 1

Day 1 - Vancouver to Victoria

Ferry: Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Victoria (Swartz Bay)

Staying at: Fairmont Empress (Fairmont Luxury Room)
721 Government, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 1W5

Depart from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal on a scenic 95-minute BC Ferries voyage across the Strait of Georgia and past the Gulf Islands to Victoria. After arriving at the Swartz Bay ferry terminal on Vancouver Island, travel south along the Saanich Peninsula, where you’ll get views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. If you like, on your way into town, you can stop in at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre or Victoria Butterfly Gardens (admission not included). After checking in to your hotel, you can spend the rest of the day enjoying the hotel’s amenities or exploring the British-style city.

Day 2

Day 2 - Victoria

Ferry: Victoria (Swartz Bay) to Vancouver (Tsawwassen)

You can continue to explore Victoria or simply take a leisurely stroll around the Inner Harbour before you make your way back to the Swartz Bay terminal for a 95-minute ferry ride back to Vancouver.

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Day 1 - Vancouver to Victoria


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Fairmont Empress Renovations - Please see below for further details

-Check-in Procedure from October 2016 to May 2017: During this time, check-in will be located in the Victoria Conference Centre Pavilion. Please follow the Trans-Canada Highway/Douglas Street south past Humboldt Street, and turn right immediately after the Victoria Conference Centre and follow the signage.  


-Pool and Health Club Closed October 6th, 2016 until May 2017. Other arrangements at a neighbouring hotel have been arranged, details provided at check-in.  


-Willow Stream Spa will be closed October 1st 2016 until mid-April 2017.


Today's price from $209 CAD

+ $6.98 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation. Surcharges may apply.

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Package includes

  • Accommodation One night's accommodation at The Fairmont Empress in a Fairmont Luxury Room; max. 2 ppl.
  • Ferry Round trip on BC Ferries from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island for two adults and one car
  • Pets Welcome Pets are welcome; additional charges apply

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