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


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"

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



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