What a peaceful & perfect retreat for us. The setting is wonderful and we couldn't ask for better hosts. Makes it very tempting to...
- Stephanie & Dave
Thank you. Your home was a wonderful way to begin our 25th anniversary holiday - only now we want to come back with our 2 sons and...
Hello my Name is Rachel Grene and I am sixteen years of age. Although I am young, I have travelled frequently and this establishment...
- Rachel Grene
Memorable stay in a beautiful place. So much to see and do that we will have to come back!
- David, Katie, James and Matthew
We are coming to the close of a 12-day vacation. We have enjoyed our stay greatly. Much of the pleasure of our stay owes to Dieter...
- Harley and Carol
Our honeymoon trip! It's wonderful here - we went canoeing, saw sights and relaxed. The view is beautiful. Great breakfasts! Great...
- Eileen and Daniel Wa
The ocean view, the birds were really beautiful. We also did a canoe trip while here, thanks for the possibility. If we are another...
- Danilo & Anja
Above and beyond! The food, the hospitality, the accommodations. Everything was excellent. A great way to end our holiday-Relaxing!...
- Julie and Dan
Wonderful spot, fantastic accomadation and awesome breakfasts! Staying here for a few days around my convocation at RRU made for a...
- Peter and AnnaLena
Thank you so much for the lovely stay. Beautiful room with a view ! Amazing hospitality. 
- Dwayne & Lana



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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