From Coast
to Toast

From Coast
to Toast

Vancouver Island on Canada's picturesque West Coast has diverse, natural beauty. The charming capital city of Victoria is the starting point for exploring the island. Take a seaside tour of Victoria Distillers for a local taste of the island before retiring to Q Restaurant at Fairmont Empress, the home of Victoria’s best martini and harbor views. For a more wellness-focused retreat, forage for seaweed and enjoy a revitalizing treatment at the Willow Stream Spa.

Fairmont Empress, Victoria

The Fairmont Empress has reigned over Victoria’s inner harbor since 1908. Having just completed a beautiful restoration that marries old-world charm with modern luxury, the Queen has never looked better.

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Victoria Distillers

One of Canada’s oldest, small-batch spirits companies, Victoria Distillers welcomes you to their waterfront venue for a tour and tasting of their premium spirits. Experience Victoria’s burgeoning craft beverage scene with seaside tastings at Victoria Distillers and Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse. Return to Fairmont Empress, by limousine, for dinner and drinks on the Veranda overlooking the sparkling Inner Harbour.

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Friends looking into the still at Victoria Distillers

Salish Sea Spa Experience

A one-of-kind Vancouver Island experience. Travel to nearby Sooke and forage for seaweed, enjoy fresh, local cuisine and a rainforest walk. Upon your return to Fairmont Empress, find your energy with a revitalizing treatment at Willow Stream Spa with your foraged seaweed.

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Foraging for seaweed

CVS Tours

CVS Tours is Victoria's premier tour operator. Collaborating with Fairmont Empress, they have curated The Pacific Tour and the The Peninsula Tour, showcasing the best of Vancouver Island.

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Fairmont Empress Car Service

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