Fairmont Empress

The Biosphere Certified Fairmont Empress Hotel undertakes many notable sustainable initiatives, including the company’s Planet 21 commitment to plant 10 million trees, and the Empress’ Bee Sustainable Program, which sees them boast over 20 honey bee apiaries and 20 wild bee hotels. In addition to these great initiatives, the Fairmont Empress aimed to remove all single-use plastic items by the end of 2022, and is committed to reducing it’s carbon emissions 46% by 2030 and be net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Recognized as one of Top 21 Iconic Hotels in the World by National Geographic Traveler magazine, honoured with Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Award for Top 3 City Hotels in Canada, and regarded as a Condé Nast Readers’ Choice and Gold List hotel, Fairmont Empress is located in Victoria, BC overlooking the city’s sparkling Inner Harbour. This Forbes Four-Star, 4-Diamond property offers 431 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, Willow Stream Spa with signature West Coast experiences, Q at the Empress Restaurant featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine and award winning wine list, Q Bar’s regionally focused cocktail culture, and a reimagined Fairmont Gold Lounge with stunning harbour views. Served daily since its opening in 1908, world famous Tea at the Empress is served in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge. Located on Vancouver Island, Canada’s Castle on the Coast is the ideal starting point to explore British Columbia’s stunning natural beauty.

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Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.