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Fairmont Empress is located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada in Victoria a beautiful harbor city. Crowned by the historic Crystal Ballroom, the hotel offers more than 23,000 square feet of meeting space and over 96,000 square feet when combined with the adjacent Victoria Conference Centre that will enchant event attendees. The city is small enough to explore yet easily accessible with an international airport. 

The hotel is completing a historic renovation that will restore the hotel to all its glory. Rooms are tastefully updated with design inspired by the incredible natural beauty of Vancouver Island, incorporating historic details. The meeting facilities have received a makeover and are equipped with state of the art audio-visual equipment and modern facilities. Q at the Empress, is the new restaurant and bar that is a hub of the city with views of the inner harbour. Guests can also enjoy the tradition of afternoon tea in the historic and regal Lobby Lounge.

Fairmont Empress meeting facilities feature:


  • Victoria's two largest Ballrooms 
  • 22 versatile meeting rooms
  • A dedicated boardroom 
  • Executive meeting space with harbor views
  • State of the art audio-visual equipment


Whether hosting an executive meeting for 12 or a professional conference for 1,200, everything will be at your fingertips. Certified meeting professionals are on hand to organize and oversee the crucial details that transform a good meeting into a great one. Support services from PSAV, one of the world’s leading audio-visual companies ensure that every attendee can see and hear your dynamic presentations.

When the meetings are over for the day, delegates can step out the front doors and be minutes away from an ocean-bound whale-watching excursion, a myriad of downtown shops and boutiques or the marvel of a world-class exhibit at the Royal British Columbia Museum. Discover the destination.


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