Fairmont Empress

Victoria, BC Hotel
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Total Meeting Space> 10,000 sq. m
Guest Rooms464
721 Government Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1W5

Fairmont Empress

Victoria, BC Hotel
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* Condé Nast: Top 100 Gold List, Readers’ Choice, Best Spas, Top Hotels in Canada * Travel & Leisure: Top 10 City Hotels, Best Hotels in BC, Top 500 Greatest Hotels in the World * AAA Four Diamond * Five Key Green Eco-Rating * Victoria’s only Virtuoso hotel * Smart Meetings: Platinum Meeting Destination * Tourism Victoria: Miracle Award for Leadership * MacLean’s Magazine: Canada’s Top Employer


Room Features and Guest Services

  • Concierge Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Room Service
  • View (Garden)
  • View (Ocean or Water)
  • View (Urban)
  • Voicemail Box


  • Extended Stay
  • Onsite Catering
  • Onsite Gift Shop
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Onsite Security
  • Pet Friendly
  • Space (Outdoor)
  • Space (Private)
  • Space (Semi-Private)
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • AV Capabilities
  • Business Center
  • Video Conference
  • VIP Services

Recreational Activities

  • Health Club
  • Indoor Pool
  • Spa or Salon
  • Water Sports
  • Whirlpool

Venue Accessible By

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi


  • Dance Floor
  • Loading Dock
  • Piano
  • Portable Heaters
  • Staging Area

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Meeting Space

Total Meeting Space> 10,000 sq. m
Meeting Rooms20
Largest Room2,323 sq. m
Second Largest Room1,318 sq. m
Space (Private)7,154 sq. m
Space (Semi-Private)557 sq. m
Space (Outdoor)557 sq. m

Guest Rooms

Total Guest Rooms464
Singles (1 Bed)347
Doubles (2 Beds)117
Tax Rate17%




Local Attractions

Willow Stream Spa

Willow stream spa guests will experience the finer points of their personal wellness during their stay at The Fairmont Empress. Every inch of the Spa, from its arrival area and changing rooms to the treatments themselves, has been carefully designed to capture the stunning contrast of Victoria and Vancouver Island.

Golf in Victoria

Victoria offers 9 amazing golf courses all within 25 minutes of The Fairmont Empress. Victoria is home to many of Canada’s most desirable and challenging courses, with a mild climate that allows golf as a year round activity. Imagine playing on the coastline with ocean view and tight tree lines.

Royal BC Museum & IMAX Theatre

The Royal British Columbia Museum is place of discovery. Three unique galleries showcase the human and nature of British Columbia, and features periodic exhibitions of international acclaim.

AdrenaLINE Zipline Adventure Tours

Experience the forest from the trees on our professionally guided-zipline tour. Your guides will ensure your zipline experience is fun, educational, and exhilarating!

LOJO Shopping

Lower Johnson Street, between Government and Store streets downtown. Ground zero for independent design in Victoria and anchored by two quintessentially British Columbian retailers, Mountain Equipment Co-op and lululemon athletic, this street of multi-hued Victorian shop fronts is lined with intriguing independent boutiques.

Craigdarroch Castle

Historical Landmark
Experience the magic of history with a visit to Craigdarroch Castle. Built in the late 1800’s by Robert Dunsmuir, the mansion features magnificent woodwork, period furnishings, and the most prominent collets of stained and leaded glass on the West Coast.

Afternoon Tea

Indulge in one of Victoria's grandest traditions - Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress. For over 100 years, the majestic lobby of this landmark hotel has played host to England's most beloved ritual - the taking of Afternoon Tea.

Whale Watching Tours

Embark on an exhilarating West Coast adventure with an ocean-bound whale watching safari. Running on pure adrenaline, you will be lifted toward the horizon in a rush of sea and spray. Watch Orcas frolic and leap alongside an open Zodiac or perhaps skim the waves with a school of porpoise. Closer than you ever thought possible you will never again be as touched by the great outdoors as this.

Distance from Airport

  • 26.88 km from Venue


  • Paid ParkingCA$32.00 / day
  • Valet ParkingCA$32.00 / day
  • Bus Parking


Regarded as a Condé Nast Readers’ Choice and Gold List hotel, and honoured with the Travel + Leisure distinction as a top Canadian hotel, the Fairmont Empress graces Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour with an iconic presence. This luxury hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, and expansive meeting and wedding space adjacent to the Victoria Conference Centre. Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada, this is the ideal location to explore all the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Built in 1908, Fairmont Empress recently underwent a $60M complete restoration, resulting in the addition of a new restaurant and bar, Q at the Empress. In addition, the hotel now boats 464 fully restored guest rooms and suites, Lobby Lounge, reception lobby, function space, Willow Stream Spa, fitness center, and swimming pool.

Additional Information

Fairmont Empress, along with the adjoining Victoria Conference Centre, is proud to offer over 96,000 square feet in professional meeting facilities supported by a comprehensive array of state-of-the-art services. Our certified meeting professionals offer expert knowledge in planning meetings and events. Whether hosting an executive meeting for 12 or a professional conference for 1,200, we make certain everything you need is at your fingertips.