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Adrena LINE Zipline Adventures
At Adrena LINE Zipline Adventures Tours, experience an exhilarating ride up to 60km/hr as you soar up to 150 feet off the ground on eight scenic ziplines ranging from 150 feet to an unforgettable 1,000 feet. Click here for more information.

Discover the beauty of Canada's West Coast from a sea kayak. Explore intricate shorelines of Victoria, BC while gliding past sandy beaches in your own kayak. Join a sea-kayaking course that ranges from a three-hour evening clinic to full-weekend adventures.

Indulge yourself in the joys of sea kayaking on a guided tour. Scheduled tours are available from June to September; however, clinics and group tour bookings are available year-round.

Boating and Fishing
Located on the southern most tip of Vancouver Island, fishing and boating options abound. Fishing charters and boat rentals are available year round and can be booked through the concierge.

Courts are within a short walking distance from the hotel at Beacon Hill Park and are on a first come, first serve basis.

Squash and Racquetball
Courts are located at the YM/YWCA, a five minute walk from the hotel.

Explore nature on the West Coast of Canada. Half and full day guided hikes are available in the most spectacular natural settings on Southern Vancouver Island. These high-quality interpretive nature hikes will heighten your environmental awareness and nature appreciation.

The Victoria area offers beautiful rugged, coastal hikes or mountainous, panoramic climbs. There is hiking for every level - from novice to seasoned experts.

Blessed with the most moderate climate in Canada, exploring Victoria and area on 2 wheels can be done virtually year round. The nearby Galloping Goose trail boasts 373 acres and 60 kilometers of meandering trails and breathtaking views.

Fairmont Empress also offers BMW bicycles exclusively for Fairmont President's Club members. Additionally bicycle rentals are available from the Concierge Desk.

Rate: $8.00/hour or 5-hour rate of $30.00
Note: After the 5-hour rate an hourly rate of $6.00 will be charged for each additional hour of use).

Mountain Biking
Pedal your way through the city of Victoria. The seaside vistas and rolling hills make biking a favorite activity in the area. The Galloping Goose Trail, an old railway track, provides automobile-free cycling as it takes you through beautiful Victoria.

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