Victoria, BC Map: Directions to The Fairmont Empress
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Victoria Map & Directions to The Fairmont Empress

Airport Information

The Fairmont Empress is ideally located close to many local attractions right on Victoria's Inner Harbour.

The closest airport to The Fairmont Empress is Victoria International Airport known as airport code YYJ.

Harbour to Harbour

Getting to and from Vancouver and Victoria harbour to harbour has never been easier with Helijet.

For information on our partnership with Helijet and ask for special rates offered exclusively to our Fairmont President’s Club members please contact our Concierge.

Nearby Arrival and Departure Centres

  • Victoria International Airport - 30 minute drive
  • Helijet - 15 minute walk 
  • Victoria Clipper and MV Coho terminals - 5 minute walk 
  • Seaplane terminals for Harbour Air, Westcoast Air and Kenmore Air - 3 minute walk 
  • Pacific Coach Lines - 1 minute walk 
  • BC Transit - 1 minute walk 
  • Yellow Taxi - located in the hotel's driveway 
  • Akal Airport shuttle - stops at the hotel 

Please note: all travel times and distances are estimated based on average travel time and are not guaranteed.

Driving Directions

The hotel's main intersection is Government, located between Belleville and Humboldt Streets.

Vehicle and passenger ferries from Seattle and Port Angeles, as well as sea lanes from both Vancouver and Seattle are within the immediate vicinity of the hotel.

From Victoria International Airport

  • Proceed south on Hwy 17 from airport.
  • Hwy 17 becomes Blanshard Street at the city limits of Victoria.
  • Continue south on Blanshard Street.
  • Turn right on Belleville Street.
  • Continue on Belleville Street for two blocks.
  • Turn right on Government Street.
  • The Fairmont Empress is located at 721 Government Street.

From Vancouver (Tsawwassen Terminal)

  • Docks at Swartz Bay Terminal.
  • Proceed south on Hwy 17 from airport.
  • Hwy 17 becomes Blanshard Street at the city limits of Victoria.
  • Continue south on Blanshard Street.
  • Turn right on Belleville Street.
  • Continue on Belleville Street for two blocks.
  • Turn right on Government Street.              
  • The Fairmont Empress is located at 721 Government Street.

From Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay/Nanaimo Terminal)

  • The ferry docks at Nanaimo.
  • Turn left on Hwy 1.
  • Approx. 1 1/2 hours on Hwy 1.
  • Hwy 1 becomes Douglas Street.
  • Turn right at Belleville Street.
  • Take another right on Government Street.
  • The Fairmont Empress is located at 721 Government Street.

Parking

The hotel's parking facility is owned by Robbins Parking and is located below the Victoria Conference Center and The Fairmont Empress. Overnight parking is in effect until 4:00 p.m. the next day.

Extensive details on our Parking can be found here. 

  • Valet parking $30.00 CAD/night, including in-and-out privileges
  • Self-parking $30.00 CAD/night, including in-and-out-privileges
  • Accommodation Packages that include overnight parking.Click here for more details.   
  • Parking passes are available from the Front Desk

Resort Map

View The Fairmont Empress Resort Map.

Preferred Transportation Providers

Chauffeur and Ground Transportation Services

The Fairmont Empress is pleased to present L.A. Limousine and Transportation Services, the official transportation partner. L. A. Limousines has been serving Victoria and Vancouver Island for over 19 years and is the largest, fully diversified ground transportation company on Vancouver Island. Please contact our Concierge for special rates for guests of The Fairmont Empress. "At LA Limousine, it's how you get there"

CVS Cruise Victoria

CVS Cruise Victoria offers transportation to Butchart Gardens including a Holiday Lights Tour in December. For more details visit the CVS Cruise Victoria website.

Further Information

Please contact our Concierge at 250 384 8111 or email us.
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