101 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
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The Empress, is one of the oldest hotels (built in 1908) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The hotel was designed by Francis Rattenbury. High tea at the Empress “rivals the best in the world.”
Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada - take a walk, snap some shots, have some high tea
Originally built for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Fairmont Empress is now one of the most exemplary landmarks in the Edwardian era. Visit and have tea!
An iconic and majestic hotel downtown. Wander inside and perhaps indulge in their expensive but elegant high tea.
When visiting downtown, a stop at the Empress is a must. Have High Tea and explore the grounds. Walk the Inner Harbour to the Legislature. Lots to see and do!
The Empress Hotel is a historical building and is as beautiful as it is old. Check out the empress tea room too :)
Lots of people like afternoon tea at The Empress, but you can wonder around for free if you'd rather just check it out
"THE" Empress, this is the classic grand dam of downtown Victoria. Whether you are looking for high tea, a classy cocktail, high-end shopping, or just a tour of a historic building, the Empress is definitely worth a visit.
Downtown Victoria and all that it offers is just a short drive from Sooke. Normally its a 40ish minute drive on scenic highways.
I really like this place because it's said this is where Queen Elizabeth II stays when she visits. You can enjoy some high tea in the tea room, or perhaps stay a night in the hotel! Not budget friendly..
The historic Empress hotel is not to be missed. Located right in the heart of the inner harbour.
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“Fisherman's Wharf is a colourful neighbourhood of house boats that are fun to tour around. It's also one of the best places in town to get fish and chips! Water taxis stop here throughout the day and it can also be fun to hop on one of those over to China Town or another corner of the harbour. ”
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“The Parliament Building located in Victoria, BC is a major tourist attraction. Tip: visit at night to see the building light up!”
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