Victoria Holiday Retreat Fairmont Empress 2 nights

Celebrate the holiday season with a 2-night stay at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria and enjoy merry extras like a FREE room upgrade and a holiday-themed treat! Package also includes return ferry, accommodation and free parking. Book by January 2.

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 Holiday Retreat 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.

Top 5 things to do

  • Visit the Parliament Buildings and walk along the Inner Harbour
  • Stroll along cobblestone streets to go shopping
  • Dine in cafés, pubs and celebrated restaurants
  • Visit the Royal BC Museum
  • Indulge in Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress

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 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 enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. 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

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

Explore Victoria’s vibrant downtown, which is known for its historic sights and attractions as well as dozens of shops and restaurants tucked into beautifully restored heritage buildings. Or enjoy your hotel’s amenities.

Day 3

Day 3 - Victoria to Vancouver

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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*Plus GST and surcharges. Prices quoted are per person in Canadian dollars based on double occupancy and include ferry as outlined for two adults and one car. Valid for new bookings only for a limited time and cannot be combined with any other offer. Promotional blackout dates may be applicable. Book by January 2, 2018 for stays prior to January 2, 2018. Additional restrictions may apply. BC Reg. 48839.



‡Complimentary upgrade is based on availability of upgraded room type at the time of booking.


†Holiday welcome amenity treat will be waiting in guest’s room upon arrival.



Today's price from $409 CAD

+ $16.95 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation. Surcharges may apply.

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Package includes

  • Accommodation Two nights’ accommodation at The Fairmont Empress in a Fairmont Room with a FREE upgrade to a Deluxe Room‡; max. 4 ppl.
  • Extra Value Holiday welcome treat to be placed in room upon arrival†
  • Parking Included Parking is included for BC Ferries Vacations Guests
  • 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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