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  • Address: 721 Government Street, Victoria BC V8W 1W5, Canada
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Fairmont Empress Hotel

The grand lady of Victoria, the Fairmont Empress Hotel was built in over-the-top French chateau style by the Canadian Pacific Railway company, opening in 1908.

Victoria’s first hotel is still the grandest, and one of the most highly awarded hotels in the country. Over the last 100 years, all manner of famous people have stayed here, including Edward Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth and Shirley Temple.

Taking afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel is an experience not to be missed, complete with Edwardian style service, clotted cream, scones and pots of tea. Bookings are essential.

The style is more subcontinental colonial in the Bengal Lounge restaurant, where the menu features a curry buffet.

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The Fairmont Empress Hotel has a grandstand location on Government Street smack bang in the city center, with front-seat views of the inner harbor.

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Victoria City Sightseeing Tour with Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, null

Victoria City Sightseeing Tour with Craigdarroch Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 68 Reviews

See the very best of Victoria on a comprehensive city tour that includes a visit to Craigdarroch Castle. During your sightseeing tour, an experienced guide ...  Read more

Location: Victoria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.29
The Royal Carriage Tour, Victoria, Bus & Minivan Tours

The Royal Carriage Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Travel by horse-drawn carriage through many parts of Victoria, including Beacon Hill Park and the Dallas Road waterfront. Visit the Mile 0 of the Trans Canada ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.25

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