Victoria Journals

Victoria BC Getaway

A June 2003 trip to Victoria by Susan Travels

Quote: We stayed at the Fairmont Empress. This is a first class hotel and you receive the best service and outstanding accommodations. Breakfasts features a buffet that has international foods. Highlights were high tea, swimming pool and fitness center, Bug Zoo, Buchart Gardens, Barclay's Restaurant, and the Royal BC Museum.

Victoria BC Getaway

Overview

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Walking around Victoria, Fairmont Hotel High Tea, Miniature World, Buchart Gardens.

Quick Tips:

If arriving or departing by ferry, make sure to check the schedules, as they vary by weekday/weekend and season.

Best Way To Get Around:

Walking or taking a cab.

Fairmont Empress Hotel

Hotel | "Fairmont Empress"

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First class rooms with antiques and fine art. Hotel has several restaurants, shops, atrium, conference center, and indoor pool/spa. High Tea requires reservations. Breakfast buffet is very extensive. Beautiful hotel and grounds with views overlooking the harbor.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 10, 2003

Fairmont Empress Hotel
721 Government Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W1W5
(250) 384-8111

Barkley's

Story/Tip

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Steak and seafood are wonderful. Try the salmon grilled on a cedar plank. Lobster, filet, and pork ribs are grilled to perfection. Nice atmosphere with cozy banquettes and attractive artwork. [Editor's Note: Barkley's has closed.]

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2003