We had a lovely time! Beautiful room ad view. We so enjoyed bird watching, canoeing, and relaxing in this calm space. Great breakfasts...
- Sara and Chris Cline
Beautiful spot to escape and enjoy! Lovely views and friendly people. Will be back again one day. 
- The Brains
Locals away for a night that was very relaxing and needed. Enjoyed breakfast from all accounts. Please enjoy Dieter's stories when you...
- Jared and Dawn Smith
You have a VERY beautiful place here. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for all the good advice about the castle and the...
- Tracy & Tim
Thank you for your gracious hospitality and the scrumptous breakfasts. We have enjoyed this lovely, relaxing place and you have been a...
- Janice Bradley & Peggy Rogers
Such a sanctuary this is! Thank you so much for letting me experience the peace, quiet and breathtaking views this place offers....
- Gina
Great quiet location & view! Excellent hiking in the aera - be sure to go to Sooke Potholes & East Sooke Park (Ocean trail has...
Thanks for making our first trip to Canada a memorable experience. Driving up north to Cherry Point winery was gorgeous, playing on...
- Melissa & Kyle
Thank you Holly & Dieter for all of your hospitality & providing us with a fabulous room! What a nice, peaceful place to...
- Cathy & Kevin Winslow
We felt so at home here, we thought Dieter and Annette should catch the ferry! This is the best B&B we have stayed in. Your...
- Ed & Tish



Festival of Trees

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Every year, Victoria Festival of Trees transforms The Fairmont Empress into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital. Sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals of this event come together and decorate trees - in a sometimes wacky, often irreverent and always beautiful fashion. These enchanting trees are then displayed throughout The Fairmont Empress over the holiday season. The 2011 Victoria Festival of Trees was a record breaking event with over $126,000 raised in support of the urgent needs at BC Children's Hospital. More than 15,000 votes were cast for the 77 beautifully decorated trees during the seven weeks at The Fairmont. We look forward to the 21st Victoria Festival of Trees, beginning November 20, 2012 with the kick-off decorating gala, through to January 4, 2013.


Consider becoming a tree sponsor this year. The Festival of Trees 2012 Sponsorship Package will be available in the spring. Please contact Debbie Preston at 250-382-1529 or dpreston@bcchf.ca if you would like us to send you a package or for more information. Festival Dates and Hours of Operation The event is open to the public 7 days a week until 11:00pm everynight from the end of November to the beginning of January. There is no admission cost, but we suggest a minimum $2.00 donation to vote for your favourite tree.

Phone Number: 
(250) 380-1527
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 to Friday, January 4, 2013
The Fairmont Empress