The Fairmont Empress
(most commonly known as The Empress) is one of the oldest and most famous hotels in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Located on Government Street facing the Inner Harbour, the Empress has become an iconic symbol for the city itself. It has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to its national significance.
The Fairmont Empress sits at 721 Government Street, at the southern end of Downtown Victoria, the central business district for Victoria, British Columbia. The hotel property is bounded by Humboldt Street to the north, Belleville Street to the south, and Government Street to the west. To the east of the hotel is the Victoria Conference Centre, a conference centre connected to the hotel via the conservatory in 1989. The hotel provides catering for the conference centre. The conference centre and hotel are bounded by Douglas Street on the east.
Located at the southern end of Downtown Victoria on Government Street, the hotel is situated close to the British Columbia Parliament Buildings. The hotel is also situated closely to the city’s Inner Harbour, a major tourist attraction located west of the hotel, across Government Street. Other major attractions located adjacent to the hotel include the Maritime Museum of British Columbia and the Victoria Bug Zoo, both located north of the hotel, across Humboldt Street.
The hotel building was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada by Parks Canada. The hotel was designated a National Historic Site on 15 January 1981 for its contribution to the development of the Chateauesque style of architecture.
Served daily since its opening in 1908, world famous Tea at the Empress is served in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge. Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada, Fairmont Empress is the ideal starting point to explore the stunning natural beauty of Vancouver Island.
DINING AT THE EMPRESS
Victoria’s top Pacific Northwest cuisine is found right here at Q at the Empress. For more casual dining and the best martini on the Island, experience Q Bar.
Q at the Empress, located in the most storied room in Victoria, is a must-visit culinary experience. This atmospheric space has a fresh contemporary feel, all the while staying true to the building’s unique iconic heritage. Rich cherry wood ceilings and spectacularly detailed moldings honor the past, while the finishes bring a modern twist to the room.
Are you allowing visitors at this time from the states? If safe, I would love to visit during the holidays.
I am a veteran teacher in Texas, wanting to relocate to your area as soon as I secure my Canadian application/certification. I have started the process.
How is the job market for experienced teachers in Victoria? I have looked at Maple Ridge as well.
Thank you in advance for any ideas, suggestions, or guidance.
Hi, As of right now (Oct. 25th) the border is still closed to all non-essential travelers. Please check the Canadain Customs and Immigration for more details.
I am only one person who loves Victoria and tries to let travelers know what to do and where to go while visiting this beautiful city. Unfortunately that’s almost no one right now!
As far as any jobs available, teaching or otherwise I have no knowledge of that. I’m sure there are agencies that have that information and could help in that regard.
Be a local traveler and explore your region. We have had the opportunity to explore and experience the South Gulf Islands this summer and have become amazed at the local history and stories as well as the continuing work of others in discovering environments and wildlife that was only rarely thought of.
The apple orchards that are spread through out the National Parks, the researchers that spend hours and hours documenting Orca activity, the trails that criss cross the various Islands and the volunteer hours that built the Japanese Gardens on Mayne Island are all beyond our wildest imagination. A truly magnificent environmentall area with astounding people.
Tomorrow we intend to hike to the newly completed Todd Creek Trestle, another testimont to our historic past and demanding attraction for the future.
Get out there, keep your distance, and see things that are simply beyond your imagination….