Victoria Map & Directions to Fairmont Empress

Airport Information

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

The nearest airport to Fairmont Empress is Victoria International Airport known as airport code YYJ. Neighbouring major airports include Vancouver, BC (airport code YVR) and Seattle, WA (airport code SEA) and most national air carriers offer access to the Pacific Northwest.

Private helicopters, planes and jets may also easily access Victoria, please contact Victoria International Airport for more information on arranging your arrival.

Harbour to Harbour

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

Fairmont President’s Club members are eligible to receive a 15% discount on Helijet flights. Members will need to quote their Fairmont President's Club membership number, as well as their hotel confirmation number when booking flights. For questions or assistance, please contact our Concierge.

Nearby Arrival and Departure Centres

    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 Fairmont Empress Resort Map.

    Preferred Transportation Providers

    Chauffeur and Ground Transportation Services

    L.A. Limousine
    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.

    Air Transportation

    Helijet
    Helijet offer daily non-stop direct flights to Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver and offers the most scenic view of accessing Vancouver Island. Helijet offers competitive rates and convenient, quick access to the island. Kids fly free; see Helijet's website for fares, schedules, terms and conditions. Private charters and site seeing tours available.

    Further Information

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