BC Travel Tuesday: Week 9 Fairmont Empress Victoria

Comments 354 by Rebecca Bollwitt

While the rain has been leaving most locals feeling a bit glum, we can all rest easy knowing that we have such a fantastic backyard in which to play when the sun sticks around for a nice long haul this summer. Nine weeks into the getaway giveaway series for BC Travel Tuesdays and we’ve been thrilled with the response. We’ve had a few Vancouver Island giveaways already and this is one of the biggest to date.

backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially a “be a tourist in your own backyard” program, participating hotels & resorts offer residents of BC exclusive rates and specials, designed to motivate BCers to travel more within the Province. Each offer has its own unique reservation code, and all bookings are done directly with our hotel and resort partners. Visit backyardbc online, on Twitter, or Facebook and see more of BC!

The winner of BC Travel Tuesday: Week 8 Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria is Tamara (and she has been notified by email). This week’s property is also located in Victoria and is probably the most recognizable hotel in the city, if not all of British Columbia. It’s the prestigious, historic, regal, legendary, Fairmont Empress.

Fairmont Empress
Website, Twitter, backyardbc listing
Location: 721 Government Street, Victoria, BC
About: “Enjoyed by kings, queens and celebrities, cherished memories are created for guests of Afternoon Tea in the hotel’s historic Tea Lobby. A recent multi-million dollar renovation of each Fairmont Gold room and suite epitomize modern luxury accommodations in Victoria. A bounty of dining options with a farm to fork philosophy ensures the best of Vancouver Island is engaged in your dining experiences.”
Prize: Two nights in a Fairmont Gold room and their famous Afternoon Tea for two.
Value: $1500

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post and/or post the following on Twitter:

I entered this week’s @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest #tt http://bit.ly/bctraveltuesday9

Gift certificates for hotel and resort stays will be sent directly to each weekly winner so they can arrange their visit personally with the property. Some restrictions apply, based on availability. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win.

View all posts in the series by following or subscribing to my BCTravelTuesday tag. Open to residents of BC.

354 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Katie McLaughlinTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:27pm PDT

    Love this! Great job as always, Miss604! I’ve lived in Victoria the last few years, and NEVER have the chance to experience a stay at the Empress.

  2. MeghanTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:29pm PDT

    I’ve visited the Fairmont Victoria for a conference, but never had the chance to stay there or enjoy their Royal Tea. I would love this weekend getaway!

  3. JeremyTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:29pm PDT

    awesome contest as always

  4. CandiceTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:29pm PDT

    This is one hotel i would LOVE to stay in, just wish it was more affordable πŸ™ but i think i may have to splurge on afternoon tea on my holidays in a few weeks time!

  5. Lee86Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:32pm PDT

    I’ve walked through the Empress and it’s such a beautiful hotel. I would love to have afternoon tea there one day.

  6. LeeTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:35pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to stay at the Empress since I was a child but it’s beyond my budget. Having afternoon tea there would be incredible.

  7. Tyler IngramTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:36pm PDT

    Oh the Emp! An iconic figure for BC.
    Who ever wins, don’t forget your bathing suit as they do have a indoor-pool!

  8. Aileen RTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:36pm PDT

    Oooooo gives a person goosebumps just thinking of it.

  9. GwenTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:36pm PDT

    We went to Victoria with the boys Victoria Day weekend a couple of years ago, They loved the Empress. We would love to go again.

  10. alexTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:36pm PDT

    I would love to stay here…

  11. SteveTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:37pm PDT

    Wow – this would make a fantastic addition to our honeymoon…!!
    fingers crossed…

  12. MarinaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:37pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to stay there and have afternoon tea!!

  13. Que BanhTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:41pm PDT

    Would love to win & be able to say that we stayed at the Empress one time.

  14. Sunshine GTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:41pm PDT

    The Empress is my favourite hotel in all of BC – and my husband and I are in dire need of a getaway. Pick me pick me!

  15. lizTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:45pm PDT

    I love the Bengal room at The Empress perfect place for cocktails.I have never personally stayed overnight but have always fantasized about it and high tea.Soooo awesome to do something like this.Victoria is so beautiful to visit and walk the causeway and get portraits done.Now I really wanna go!

  16. Donna LTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:45pm PDT

    I’ve never had tea at the Empress. If I win, I may need to get a jaunty hat (they call them fascinators, don’t they?) and a parasol.

  17. melissaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:47pm PDT

    would still love to bring hubby to victoria for our 10 year anniversary…it’s where we spent our honeymoon…although the empress would be a HUGE upgrade from where we were then!! LOL

  18. christinaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:48pm PDT

    Two nights in a Fairmont Gold room and their famous Afternoon Tea for two… Yes PLEASE!!! What a great prize!

  19. DonnaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:50pm PDT

    I too have visited but never stayed at the Empress. It is such an elegant hotel and tea for two would be the topper to a wonderful trip there. Thanks for hosting this contest for us BC’ers!

  20. CaraTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:52pm PDT

    I was born in Victoria, live in Vancouver now, and have never stayed at the Empress! Would LOVE to!!

  21. PennyTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:55pm PDT

    What a great contest. Love Victoria, and The Empress. Love to win this prize.

  22. rubaiTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:56pm PDT

    Having Afternoon Tea at the Empress is definitely on my bucket list!

  23. John MahTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:59pm PDT

    This looks like a beautiful place to stay in !

  24. RondaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:59pm PDT

    Love Victoria – and would love this prize!

  25. HarjitChTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 5:02pm PDT

    Victoria is the first place my hubs and I went for a romantic weekend away. I would love to go back and stay at this gorgeous hotel and enjoy a relaxing tea..ahem I mean those delicious little sandwiches!

  26. BrendaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 5:11pm PDT

    What a fantastic and beautiful hotel in Victoria to stay in!

  27. TeresaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 5:15pm PDT

    I’ve seen the hotel once from the outside a long, long time ago and would to see the inside and the tea is something I have always wanted to do.

  28. kelsTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 5:33pm PDT

    id love to win this! πŸ™‚

  29. DianeTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 5:35pm PDT

    Nice choice. I just found out I have to be in Victoria soon…

  30. MichelleTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 5:38pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  31. DonTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 5:40pm PDT

    Afternoon tea at the Empress would be something to remember.

  32. JTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 5:41pm PDT

    I would love to stay there for two nights!
    Plus afternoon tea at the empress, to die for!

  33. JasTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 5:44pm PDT

    Two nights at the Empress and afternoon tea would definitely take the sting away from the that horrendous game 3 πŸ™‚

  34. JRFTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 5:44pm PDT

    As a local Victorian I would love to win this and have a mini staycation in my home city and experience what the Empress has to offer.

  35. JenTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 5:52pm PDT

    I would love to win this prize! It’s our 15th wedding anniversary this summer; what an amazing getaway this would be to celebrate!

  36. HeatherTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 5:53pm PDT

    I have always wanted to stay at the Empress; Miss 604 this series has been awesome!

  37. Dennis L.Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 5:57pm PDT

    My wife is always asking me to take her here for a stay and afternoon tea. Wish it was more affordable. I really hope to win this!

  38. EileenTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:00pm PDT

    Tea at the Empress…oh, that would be soooooo nice!

  39. NatalieTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:01pm PDT

    Sounds like a dream! I have never even stepped foot in the Empress!

  40. CliffTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:08pm PDT

    This is a fantastic prize!

  41. BrendaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:09pm PDT

    I would love to win this! I grew up in Victoria but have never really experienced the Empress.

  42. RobinTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:13pm PDT

    Would love to try the tea!

  43. Jessica TTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:14pm PDT

    Oh man . . . this would be absolutely awesome!

  44. Jeet JaniTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:15pm PDT

    I’m moving to Victoria in the Fall, but plan to come over there during the summer to make a visit as well!!

    Would LOVE to experience the ‘Moments turning into Memories’ by the Fairmont team at Empress!

    Mee ME me me ME!!!!! πŸ˜› lol

  45. CurtisTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:16pm PDT

    it’s like taking a step back in time, Love the Empress hotel.

  46. KarenTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:16pm PDT

    I’ve always dreamed of staying at the Empress and popping down for high tea, but it’s never happened. One day, fingers crossed!

  47. LeahTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:23pm PDT

    My 4 year-old daughter loves to have tea parties – I wonder what she would think of high tea at the Empress?

  48. Kristy StopsTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:24pm PDT

    Would love to win this weekend away!

  49. RoseTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:26pm PDT

    Mmmm scones..

  50. VanessaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:34pm PDT

    Would love to win this prize!!

  51. Adrian PTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:36pm PDT

    Gorgeous, would love to try this. Thanks for hosting this contest!

  52. Pat BTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:38pm PDT

    This would be an amazing break when I’m getting some floors refinished and should be out of the house.

  53. JennyTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:49pm PDT

    Amazing contest! I’d love to enjoy afternoon tea at the Empress!

  54. SWTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 6:52pm PDT

    Afternoon tea at the Empress would be fantastic!

  55. LinTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 7:01pm PDT

    The value of this package made my jaw drop! Would love to stay at the Empress for once in my life. Thanks for putting on such a great contest. The whole BC Travel Tuesday series has been fun to read.

  56. BethTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 7:03pm PDT

    I’ve been to a conferences at the Empress and I’ve been to tea there, but I’ve never stayed in the hotel. I bet it’s awesome!

  57. VanessaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 7:11pm PDT

    This sounds fabulous.

  58. ArieannaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 7:27pm PDT

    Would love this!

  59. ChrissyTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 7:28pm PDT

    I just visited Victoria for the first time in a long time, last year, and I can’t wait to go back again. πŸ™‚

  60. JeremyTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 7:37pm PDT

    I would love to stay at the Empress πŸ™‚

  61. JenTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 7:38pm PDT

    Being able to stay at the Empress, with such history and great location PLUS enjoying the tea would be wonderful!

  62. PearlTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 7:40pm PDT

    Been giving it a thought…

  63. MoneshaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 7:44pm PDT

    I love Victoria!!!

  64. BeckyTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 7:51pm PDT

    I have always wanted to stay at The Empress!! I got a bit of a taste at Social Media Camp (well of their bagged lunches anyways) now I want more! That would be an awesome trip!

  65. JaneTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 7:52pm PDT

    What a beautiful Hotel, so classic, so Victorian.. Definitely my taste. I guess I would spend my day exploring and enjoying the hotel if I stay there.

  66. Albert CTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 7:57pm PDT

    Victoria is beautiful year round. and perfect in the summer!

  67. AnneTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 7:58pm PDT

    So classy, afternoon tea would be fun.

  68. jenniferTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:10pm PDT

    Need a mini vaca πŸ™‚

  69. AndyTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:12pm PDT

    this is a great location. I’ve stayed across the street in a couple of the hotels, but I’d love to try staying at the empress itself.

  70. SaraTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:13pm PDT

    Love the Empress! So beautiful!

  71. Kimberly BrettTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:19pm PDT

    Beautiful, what an amazing prize! Would love to win.
    Thank you

  72. KatieTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:19pm PDT

    I’ve never been to the Empress. This would be awesome!

  73. NatalieTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:30pm PDT

    Love it!

  74. auTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:33pm PDT

    for a new adventure, why not? awesome!:)

  75. LeannaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:35pm PDT

    I have been to Victoria many times and have always dreamed about staying at the Empress. It has such a history and beauty to it that has contributed to it’s legend. Thanks for offering such a great prize.

  76. Dorothy BrassetTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:36pm PDT

    Can’t imagine what you have planned for the last week! It’ll be hard to top this one.

  77. Tiny LibrarianTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:41pm PDT

    Ohhhhhh! I love, love, love the Empress! I have such happy memories of it from visiting my great-aunt in Victoria as a child.

  78. GayleTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:42pm PDT

    Sorry, sorry, didn’t realize that didn’t say my actual name. Just in case that matters…

  79. luzTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:44pm PDT

    I love the Empress, such a nice place, I am a “Friend of the Empress”
    The Spa and the food are great!!!
    What a great prize

  80. BhavTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:49pm PDT

    This is awesome! Pick me!!

  81. BonnieTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:57pm PDT

    I am heading to Victoria on June 20th to take my Dad to visit his sister (my Aunt) who lives in Victoria and who I have not seen in serveral years. They are both elderly and what a treat it would be to stay at the Empress and take them for Afternoon Tea. It would be a thrill of a lifetime for both my Dad and his sister.

  82. DonnaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 9:05pm PDT

    Tea at the Empress would be lovely!

  83. LauraTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 9:09pm PDT

    I would love to stay at the beautiful Empress and try their coveted High Tea to celebrate my anniversary with my husband. What an incredible treat that would be. Thank you.

  84. muckymooTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 9:33pm PDT

    OOOooh I would love to stay there! Tally-ho, pip pip and cheerio! I love a good cuppa and scones with clotted cream. Mmmm.

  85. MelissaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 9:35pm PDT

    I have wanted to stay there, and go for tea there, my whole life πŸ™‚

  86. dyenaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 9:48pm PDT

    I would absolutely love to stay there!

  87. TracyTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 9:50pm PDT

    i’ve always wanted to try the high tea there!

  88. C WilsonTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 9:52pm PDT

    Got my fingers and toes crossed….Always wanted to go there for high tea but could never afford to! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!!

  89. JoeyTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 9:55pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to stay here ever since I saw it as a little kid! It’d be amazing.

  90. mariskaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 9:55pm PDT

    Loving your Travel Tuesday series! Thank you lovely lady! πŸ™‚

    I grew up on the Island but have never seen the inside of the Empress! (a crime, I’m sure…) It would be amazing to win the experience via Miss604!

  91. Lori-Vancouver BCTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 9:57pm PDT

    Love Victoria & love the Empress.
    I’ve never done Afternoon Tea anywhere…this would be the place to do it!

  92. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Rebecca BollwittTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 9:58pm PDT

    @Gayle – As long as the email address in your comment is valid, I can contact you πŸ™‚

  93. thesehappydaysTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 10:08pm PDT

    Oh, I can’t tell you how much I’d love to win this! Looks amazing! I tweeted, too: http://twitter.com/thesehappydays/status/78326851730292736

  94. MariaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 10:09pm PDT

    I’d love to stay at the Fairmont Empress – the thought of the hotel having a haunted room is kinda spooky but thrilling at the same time.

  95. ErinTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 10:10pm PDT

    I love Victoria and I loved my last high tea experience at the Empress.

  96. ChristineTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 10:22pm PDT

    What a fab way of spending 2 days with my hubbie. Everything crossed!!!

  97. Amy W.Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 10:23pm PDT


  98. KatieTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 10:35pm PDT

    This would be an amazing weekend!

  99. Steven BarringhamTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 10:44pm PDT

    Sounds like a great get away weekend!

  100. Deborah SmartTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 10:58pm PDT

    I would love to be able to say I’ve stayed at the Empress, and had afternoon tea there! All I can afford is to walk through the hotel…

  101. mike.Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 11:04pm PDT

    thats a really nice hotel! here’s hoping i win

  102. JodiTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 11:04pm PDT

    Everyone has to have tea at the Empress once in their life!

  103. CeciTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 11:19pm PDT

    I’ve always only been outside looking in at the Empress, it’d be wonderful for a chance to actually stay there and be inside looking out.

  104. KatrinaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 11:37pm PDT

    Wow, what a wonderful opportunity! I love the Empress.

  105. DavinaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 11:54pm PDT

    Keep hoping for something for myself and signficant other. This would so nice!

  106. RachelWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 12:20am PDT

    The Empress looks amazing!

  107. LindsayWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 2:05am PDT

    Pleaaaase pick me!

  108. FerdinandWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 2:19am PDT

    Amazing hotel!

  109. CarolWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 6:38am PDT

    What a beautiful, historic hotel. It would be a dream come true to stay there.

  110. SherylWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 7:50am PDT

    I would love to stay there for a weekend with my husband!

  111. lindawwwwWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 8:10am PDT

    I would love to stay at the Empress! It’s a gorgeous hotel.

  112. HollyWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 8:23am PDT

    So nice! A trip to the Island is a great way to kick off the summer!!

  113. TessaWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 8:28am PDT

    always wanted to stay here!

  114. wono99Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 8:52am PDT

    I would certainly have to invite my mother to this!

  115. jeanieWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 9:02am PDT

    another awesome prize! would love love to win it!!! =D

  116. DarcyWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 9:03am PDT

    My wife & I love Victoria, this prize would be incredible.
    The Empress in Victoria is beautiful!
    Afternoon tea there would be out of this world.

  117. Jennifer M.Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 9:09am PDT

    Staying at the famous Empress and savoring a delicious Afternoon Tea would be a bucket list experience.

  118. MckaylaWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 9:45am PDT

    just love it. High tea is always my favorite thing to do in Victoria

  119. KirbyWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 9:51am PDT

    Wow; this would be great!

  120. ChristineWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 9:55am PDT

    Ooh, I live Victoria and have always wanted to have High Tea at the Empress!

  121. LucieWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 9:56am PDT

    How amazing would this be?!?

  122. Kristina NielsenWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:02am PDT

    I love Miss 604 blog! She has that coolest ideas and contests.

  123. MariellaWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:14am PDT

    I would love to have tea at the Empress. o and spend a night there too!

  124. DennisWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:24am PDT

    My wife works so hard and looks after 3 kids.
    We are always busy and I never have time to treat her to anything.
    She would love this trip!

  125. SitaWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:34am PDT

    I’ve always wanted to stay there! it’s so beautiful.

  126. RichieWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:36am PDT

    This would be amazing!

  127. SunnyWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:37am PDT

    We’ve been trying to plan a weekend getaway, this would be perfect!

  128. EdithWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:37am PDT

    I used to live in Victoria and I had never stayed in the Empress hotel. This will be great.

  129. VinnieWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 11:11am PDT

    My boyfriend and I haven’t taken a vacation together since last summer! This would be a great getaway for us!

  130. Jessica R.FWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 11:13am PDT

    Love Afternoon Tea! Love the architecture of the Empress! My boyfriend loves Victoria, so this would be a great getaway for us both:)

  131. AnneWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 11:57am PDT

    Victoria – what a great place to go to!

  132. DeidreWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 11:57am PDT

    I would love to see Vicoria again – and the Empress! It’s been a few years!

  133. VinceWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 11:58am PDT

    This would be a great get away for my wife and I!

  134. KristynWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 12:14pm PDT

    I used to live in Victoria and always dreamed of staying at the Empress, now that I am a vancouverite it would be an amazing wish come true to go back and exprience that beautiful hotel!

  135. mei wen wangWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 12:14pm PDT

    This would be fabulous!

  136. LisaWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 12:17pm PDT

    This would also be great for our 1st year anniversary next month. Thank you.

  137. SummerWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 12:37pm PDT

    I would love to see this place!

  138. MoiraWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 12:37pm PDT

    This would be a great weekend getaway!

  139. Sandy BahrichWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 12:40pm PDT

    I would LOVE this!!!!!!!!!

  140. ScottWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 1:11pm PDT

    Tea anyone?

  141. Cameron P.Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 1:31pm PDT

    Would love to go. Also terrified my wife would see it as a reason to buy a whole new wardrobe!

  142. LynnWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 2:16pm PDT


  143. ErinWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 2:29pm PDT

    Awesome prize from an awesome woman! πŸ™‚ Anyone who gets this will be the luckiest person in the world. Would LOVE to go!

  144. LauraWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 3:01pm PDT

    would be so nice

  145. lindsay simmonsWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 3:14pm PDT

    This would be a great weekend away

  146. LaurenWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 3:15pm PDT

    The tea there is always great, they give you free samples and you can have seconds!

  147. SandraWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 3:17pm PDT

    What a great getaway!

  148. LindaWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 3:36pm PDT

    A trip overseas to live and dine like Royalty. Awe yes please:)

  149. NancyWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 3:55pm PDT

    Have always wanted to stay at the Empress! Had tea there once, and it was divine!

  150. Kendra VanderzeeWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 3:58pm PDT

    My Finacee and I are really conidering the Fairmont Empress for our Marriage spot. I can’t wait. πŸ™‚

  151. JulieWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 4:30pm PDT

    I would love to go!!

  152. rinoWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 4:59pm PDT

    What a great getaway!

  153. taniaWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 4:59pm PDT

    This would be a great weekend getaway!

  154. TiaWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 5:20pm PDT

    Love the Empress. I would like to make it a girls night for my best friend before she leaves for the official British experience in London!

  155. Amber SmithWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 5:22pm PDT

    Oh how beautiful!! I would love to win, thanks for the chance.

  156. DebbieWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 7:40pm PDT

    the Empress is the ultimate Victoria getaway!

  157. SophiaWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 8:20pm PDT

    This is great!!! I’d love to visit Victoria!!!

  158. RichardWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 9:14pm PDT

    Entering for me and my wonderful partner!

  159. kendraWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 9:24pm PDT

    The Fairmont Empress is a perfect weekend getaway!

  160. leeWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 9:48pm PDT

    Would love to win!!

  161. leeeWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 9:50pm PDT

    Would love to win!=D

  162. MaryanneWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:05pm PDT

    I have always wanted to stay there!

  163. JanetWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:16pm PDT

    I always wanted to stay there and have their afternoon tea πŸ™‚

  164. BrendaWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:18pm PDT

    I have taken pictures in front of the Empress multiple times but have would love to actually stay there!!

  165. Dave K.Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:28pm PDT

    This sounds like it would make a wonderful getaway.

  166. PrabhWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:49pm PDT

    I would love to visit this hotel with my best friend πŸ™‚

  167. GinaWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:54pm PDT

    I’ll even wear a dress…or a skirt πŸ˜‰

  168. GarrettWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:54pm PDT

    Victoria is on of my favorite places to visit!

  169. KatieWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:59pm PDT

    What an amazing contest!

  170. Carina VauseWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 11:37pm PDT

    Was lucky enough to stay in a suite with hubby and kids a few years ago – would love to be lucky enough to stay there without kids this time!

    Thanks again

  171. AnnieThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:38am PDT

    I’ve never stayed at a Fairmont hotel anywhere before but this one looks like it would be the perfect getaway to celebrate our anniversary and we’re expecting our first child as well!

  172. AshleyThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:38am PDT

    I’m planning a trip to Victoria soon- this hotel would certainly make it memorable! πŸ™‚

  173. RebeccaThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:50am PDT

    I’ve always wanted to stay at the Empress and could use a weekend away.

  174. MaeThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:58am PDT

    Aahh the iconic Empress. Beautiful!

  175. Sylvia FThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 1:37am PDT

    This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Victoria for sure! I would love to stay at this hotel !

  176. Steph :)Thursday, June 9th, 2011 — 7:27am PDT

    I’ve never been to afternoon tea at the Empress and would love to go and stay there. Pick me please!

  177. Emily HThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 7:58am PDT

    I would LOVE to stay here! Wow!

  178. MarieThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 8:43am PDT

    My anniversary is coming up; this would be great!

  179. leoraThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 9:18am PDT

    Looks fab! What a treat that would be !!

  180. KarenThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

    This looks amazing!

  181. belindaThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:37am PDT

    afternoon tea

  182. KelliThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:38am PDT

    I’ve heard so much about the famous afternoon too but I’m wayyyyy too broke for it.

  183. CJThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:48am PDT

    OMG would love an excuse to head back to Victoria!

  184. NaomiThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:49am PDT

    Fairmont Empress in Victoria….sounds like a dream.
    I can’t imagine what the experience would be like!

  185. MandyThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:50am PDT

    Classic Grand Beautiful Victoria Hotel! I have always wanted to try the afternoon tea πŸ˜€

  186. MLThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:50am PDT

    T-Time sounds nice

  187. CamThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:50am PDT

    Thew Empress is always a good time.

  188. KristyThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:50am PDT

    I would love to go then i could visit my sister who is in school to be a nurse and is lonely. πŸ™‚

  189. BrittanyThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:50am PDT

    Wow, could I ever use some good karma right now! My parents had their honeymoon at the Empress and have said nothing but magical things about it. I have recently been engaged and nothing would be more sensational then going on a romantic get away with my man!

  190. KashThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:50am PDT

    please let me win.pleeeaaaaase πŸ™‚

  191. RennThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:51am PDT

    This would be so awesome! Definitely something to do in Victoria but have never been able to.

  192. Philip CainesThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:51am PDT

    The Empress is beautiful, I have always loved walking past it in Victoria. Hopefully I can get more acquainted πŸ™‚

    Thanks for putting this together!


  193. Alan CookeThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:52am PDT

    British Columbia is on my bucket list!! I would love to go!! @alanecooke

  194. AaronThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:53am PDT

    Love The Empress! Cocktails at the Bengal Lounge after tea would be puuuurfect:)

  195. Elena PetkovThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:53am PDT

    OHHH I love the fairmont – Great prize!!!!!! Thanks for putting this together – I hope I win πŸ™‚

  196. TracyThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:55am PDT

    How lovely! Would be a great time!

  197. ashleeThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:57am PDT

    Great prize! I love Victoria πŸ™‚

  198. DebraThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:01pm PDT

    What a great weekend away!

  199. LoraineThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:15pm PDT

    I’ve never been to Victoria and I have been living here for over 2 years! that would be the perfect time!

  200. LisaBThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:19pm PDT

    isn’t it a shame we don’t build grand, beautiful hotels like the Empress anymore?

  201. AlexThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:20pm PDT

    Nice price – sounds like a great weekend

  202. TeresaThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:23pm PDT

    Tea at the Empress is one of my favourite things about Victoria. Staying there would be the amazing icing on the cake.

  203. AdrienneThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:26pm PDT

    Yes please!!! Oh how I would LOVE THIS!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  204. Karin and JimThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:31pm PDT

    We were just married on April 30 in Victoria (later in life union)! Originally we were going to elope, and had booked two nights at the Empress. But then our family really wanted to be there, so we got married in our backyard in Fernwood instead, and stayed at home πŸ™‚

    Would love to stay in the grand old hotel … if not now, sometime in the future!

  205. Laura E.Thursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:35pm PDT

    Have always wanted to stay there and have the famed afternoon tea!

  206. JustineThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:37pm PDT

    Wow, another great prize!

  207. JennThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:38pm PDT

    The Empress is such a beautiful hotel. I would love to stay there!

  208. AlisonThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:45pm PDT

    I’ve only seen the Empress from the outside. I hear afternoon tea is splendid. This is a fantastic prize for whomever wins!

  209. saskia morganThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:47pm PDT

    I have always wanted to stay there, and with high tea to boot!

  210. loriThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 1:22pm PDT

    What a wonderful prize πŸ™‚

  211. SanazThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 1:26pm PDT

    Fairmont Victoria has one the best high teas in the world hands down!

  212. DannyThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 1:29pm PDT

    I want to win this prize!

  213. MichelleThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 1:33pm PDT

    An awesome giveaway! It’s been so long since I’ve been to the island. Would love to get away.

  214. GazzaThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 1:36pm PDT

    We would love to stay there!

  215. EmmaThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 1:38pm PDT

    This would be amazing!

  216. VivianThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 1:43pm PDT

    Amazing experience at afternoon tea at the Empress! Would love to do it again πŸ™‚

  217. BrianThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 1:49pm PDT

    This sounds like a wonderful weekend for my wife and I. She’s told me about the Empress but I have never been there.

  218. DerekThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 1:55pm PDT

    Would love a chance to stay at the Empress and enjoy a spot of tea and crumpets

  219. BrendaThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 2:14pm PDT

    This looks too lovely. Beautiful stay and afternoon tea!

  220. timThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 2:17pm PDT

    i love the wax museum in victoria nearby. =D

  221. A.J.Thursday, June 9th, 2011 — 2:18pm PDT

    I’ve only ever walked through the Empress Hotel. It’s always been so regal and stately in my mind. This is such a great contest!

  222. KevinThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 2:19pm PDT

    It’s tea time!

  223. StephanieThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 2:35pm PDT

    This sounds great.

  224. CharlesThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 2:45pm PDT

    Oh man love Tea!!!

  225. ChristinaThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 3:43pm PDT


  226. LeslieThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 3:53pm PDT

    this looks beautiful! I’d love to spend some time here and have yummy tea.

  227. JulesThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 4:21pm PDT

    Rule Britannia… or I guess that would be Canadianna? Pip-pip cheerio, eh?

  228. Tovah paglaroThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 4:29pm PDT

    Yes please. Btw – check out Thriftyandgreen.com for an article about staycations- if you are interested!

  229. MeghanThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 4:56pm PDT

    I’ve heard many great things about this place and I would love to stay here!

  230. JLThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 5:07pm PDT

    Awesome awesome awesome!

  231. SharonThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 5:50pm PDT

    This looks amazing!

  232. LindsayThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 6:13pm PDT

    This looks AMAZING. This would be such an experience!

  233. JenniferThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 6:21pm PDT

    Gosh that looks like a wonderful little getaway. I have promised myself that I would take some time to relax this summer and this looks like just the ticket πŸ™‚

  234. E. TangThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 7:16pm PDT

    I haven’t been to Victoria for years, so this would be a great opportunity to see how it’s evolved.

  235. lindaThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 8:33pm PDT

    We’ll be heading to Sooke for a weekend sometime this summer and winning a stay at the Empress in Victoria will be icing on the cake. πŸ™‚

  236. BarbaraThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 8:52pm PDT

    I love Victoria and staying at the Empress would be awesome.

  237. Tooth FairyThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:08pm PDT

    Afternoon Tea for two sounds delightful! I have heard such sweet things about this Hotel and High Tea I believe it is called…

  238. Tooth FairyThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:09pm PDT


  239. EileenFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 9:05am PDT

    What a great give-away!! Hopefully go there to celebrate the Canuck’s Stanley Cup victory!!

  240. shannonFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 10:02am PDT

    The Empress is one of my all time favourite hotels, and their tea room is gorgeous! Would love to go back.

  241. SimonFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

    That would make for a great getaway!

  242. minnaFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 11:32am PDT

    I stayed at The Empress many years ago but never had the opportunity to have Afternoon Tea there. Thank you for the chance.

  243. karen learmonthFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 12:12pm PDT

    Would LOVE to win this and sight-see all around Victoria!

  244. JuliaFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 12:35pm PDT

    Would love to stay at this truly historical hotel and enjoy their Afternoon Tea with my hubby!

  245. Wanjiku WaithakaFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 12:57pm PDT

    This is just what I need right now! Hook a sista up!

  246. WanjikuFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 12:58pm PDT

    This would be awesome, hook a sista up!

  247. DanFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 1:55pm PDT

    Sounds great!!

  248. LoriFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 1:56pm PDT

    Oh please pick me!

  249. TomFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 2:34pm PDT

    My girlfriend would love to go for her birthday

  250. BeniFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 2:40pm PDT

    This would be wonderful! πŸ™‚

  251. BonsFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 4:38pm PDT

    Never been here before…really want a getaway with my family and this would be a perfect place!

  252. loriFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 6:05pm PDT

    wow!!! great contest!!

  253. TeresaFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 8:29pm PDT

    A good friend of mine lives in Victoria.

  254. SherryFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 8:51pm PDT

    There are so many great hotels in Victoria but the Empress is something special. I have never stayed there but it must be unique. It is in such a fabulous location as well.

  255. TrinaSaturday, June 11th, 2011 — 12:23pm PDT

    The Empress is a dream! And just the excuse needed to get over to the island this summer. I have just the dress for high tea. Whoever wins must dress up and go!

  256. annemarie slaterSaturday, June 11th, 2011 — 12:55pm PDT

    HI, would love to have tea at the Empress and photograph the time spent there. Thanks am

  257. CarolineSaturday, June 11th, 2011 — 5:50pm PDT

    Let it be me! Let it be me! πŸ˜‰ also tweeted cotec007

  258. RichardSaturday, June 11th, 2011 — 8:31pm PDT

    Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  259. JaniceSaturday, June 11th, 2011 — 9:23pm PDT

    I would love to win this!!!!!! I need a vacation!! <3

  260. AnnSunday, June 12th, 2011 — 12:11pm PDT

    Such a lovely place!!!!!!!

  261. AmySunday, June 12th, 2011 — 12:14pm PDT

    Hope I win!!

  262. cherylSunday, June 12th, 2011 — 2:28pm PDT

    That would be awesome!

  263. KellySunday, June 12th, 2011 — 5:41pm PDT

    Would be an amazing little vacation

  264. SusanSunday, June 12th, 2011 — 8:01pm PDT

    What a wonderful getaway this would be! I have always wanted to stay at the Empress and have high tea πŸ™‚

  265. ACSunday, June 12th, 2011 — 8:31pm PDT

    The Empress rocks!

  266. EnnieSunday, June 12th, 2011 — 9:08pm PDT


  267. Janet CurrieMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 6:45am PDT

    My mom’s favourite hotel for more decades than she’d want me to tell you.

  268. ChristineMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

    Love the Empress!

  269. MarkMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 12:20pm PDT

    I love tea…and scones.

  270. LoreMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 12:21pm PDT

    I would dream to stay in this hotel πŸ™‚ thanks!

  271. BrendaMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 1:05pm PDT

    The Empress is beautiful!

  272. AngieMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 1:20pm PDT

    I’ve lived in Vancouver my whole life and have yet to visit Victoria… This would be an amazing way to experience it for the first time!

  273. MarissaMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 4:01pm PDT

    I would love this! My Vancouveritefinace and I would have a wonderful time!

  274. TracyMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 4:43pm PDT

    I would love to win this!

  275. MikeMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 5:42pm PDT

    It’d be great to in a stay in Victoria at the Empress.

  276. LynMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 5:43pm PDT

    What better way to stay in Victoria!

  277. AdamMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 5:45pm PDT

    I’d love to give my mom this fantastic prize.

  278. Elaine DaviesMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 9:01pm PDT

    I fancy a spot o’ tea. At the Empress please and thanks!

  279. MavMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 10:33pm PDT

    Victoria is the place I want to go to.

  280. jodiMonday, June 13th, 2011 — 11:26pm PDT

    id love to come to victoria

  281. DougTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 5:12am PDT

    Gotta Love Victoria – Go Vikings

  282. Jenn WTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 8:11am PDT

    I would love to win this prize package!

  283. aliciaTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 8:54am PDT

    Love victoria~

  284. Cameron W.Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 8:54am PDT

    I’ve been inside but never stayed there. I’d love to go.

  285. Elena PTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 8:54am PDT

    Wow, this would be amazing to win! Wish me luck and thanks for having this contest!

  286. RocheleTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 8:54am PDT

    I would love to take my mom for this!

  287. SimonaTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 8:56am PDT

    Lived in Vancouver for 21 years, and somehow never been to Victoria!! I think its time to see what its all about πŸ™‚

  288. HannahTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 8:57am PDT

    wow! great prize! I have been in vancouver for a year and not to victoria yet, so this would be a great way to have a first view.

  289. ZahidaTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 8:58am PDT

    Sounds amazing! The getaway the doctor ordered!

  290. Tyler CranstonTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 8:59am PDT

    I entered this week’s @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest #tt http://bit.ly/bctraveltuesday9

  291. RobTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:00am PDT

    Used to live in Vic but never been to the Empress. Take me back!

  292. ClaudiaTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:00am PDT

    Would love to win this fabulous prize and rediscover Victoria!

  293. JenniferTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:03am PDT

    This vacation package would be a very sweet way for us to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Just sayin’ πŸ™‚

  294. RachelTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:03am PDT

    Do want! That would be so lovely!

  295. sharonne katzTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:03am PDT

    i am going to vancouver in August so this would be an awesome trip to add.

  296. KristinTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:04am PDT

    I’ve always wanted to have tea at the Empress. I love having high tea.

  297. ChristinaTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:16am PDT

    I’d love to visit my best friend in Victoria and take him for high tea at the Empress.

  298. kate barazzuolTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:18am PDT

    Our one year wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of June, this sure would be a great way to celebrate the year!
    thanks for the contest.

  299. CharlotteTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:20am PDT

    I would love to win this! Victoria is a nice getaway.

  300. tracyTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:59am PDT

    wow this place looks gorgeous!

  301. Paul RechnerTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 10:23am PDT

    Great prize!

  302. Mary ZinckTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 10:25am PDT

    I haven’t been to Victoria in a few years – this would be a great getaway!

  303. vanessaTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 10:29am PDT

    would love to take my mom away!

  304. MaryTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 10:37am PDT

    What a beautiful hotel. Thanks for the amazing contest, miss604!

  305. Jen WarnockTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 10:39am PDT

    A lovely place. One of my favorites in Victoria

  306. NatalieTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 11:04am PDT

    I would love to stay in the beautiful and historical Empress Hotel! Magnificent!

  307. GraceTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 12:02pm PDT

    this would be amazing!

  308. JamesTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 12:25pm PDT

    Beautiful hotel that I’ve never had the pleasure of setting foot in. Would love a chance to!!

  309. Kyle MTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 12:26pm PDT

    My home town! Would love to go back for a visit.

  310. JamieTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 12:33pm PDT

    Great hotel, great contest!

  311. christyTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 1:32pm PDT

    Great contest! I hope I win! πŸ™‚

  312. Tracy S.Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 1:59pm PDT

    Cant’ think of a better location to spend BC Day at.

  313. Jenn HTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 1:59pm PDT

    loving these contests

  314. CoriTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 3:19pm PDT

    Victoria is one of my favourites!

  315. PamelaTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:33pm PDT

    I have great memories of walking around the Empress Hotel when I was a kid in total awe that people actually stayed there.

  316. KathrynTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:33pm PDT

    a weekend in Victoria is always fun and staying at the Empress would be such a treat!

  317. JennaTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:33pm PDT

    A great getaway!

  318. VeronicaTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:34pm PDT

    I would love to visit Victoria and stay at The Fairmont Empress Hotel. I haven’t been to Victoria for several years now:)

  319. AmandaTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:35pm PDT

    I would love to share this with my cousin who has actually been the most dependable person in my life

  320. myraTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:37pm PDT

    Winning this would basically fulfill one of my biggest childhood dreams…that I still dream of!!!

  321. CzarinaTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:37pm PDT

    Funny, I’ve lived here my whole life and I’ve never had the famous high tea there!

  322. AnthonyTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:37pm PDT

    I think this trip would really Empress my girlfriend πŸ™‚

  323. Lisa AndersonTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:38pm PDT

    Grew up in Victoria and have yet to have afternoon tea there!

  324. JD NorthwestTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:39pm PDT

    In case there weren’t enough reasons to visit Vancouver.

  325. Patricia BertrandTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:39pm PDT

    It would be nice to win this contest after the year I’ve had (three hospital stays for various medical issues, a failed business venture that maxed out my credit when I couldn’t work due to illness) but I never win anything. Still, I keep trying, and that’s what it’s all about. Never give up until you are dead. So, good luck to all. Everyone is equally deserving.

  326. tanja tTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:40pm PDT

    I have always wanted to stay at the empress and do high tea!

  327. Chris SlaterTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:42pm PDT

    Yes please!

  328. Agatha YTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:46pm PDT

    Awesome. I haven’t been to Victoria seen high school field trip 12 yrs ago.

  329. MaryBeth LaffertyTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:49pm PDT

    I would love to go back to Victoria for the weekend! Especially now that they offer gluten free options for their high tea – what a dream!

  330. CathyTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:49pm PDT

    I’ve walked through the Empress and have always wanted to stay there and experience their Afternoon Tea. What a great giveaway πŸ™‚

  331. Tracy OsbornTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:50pm PDT

    Would love to win!

  332. Karol RosolskiTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:50pm PDT

    i hope i winn!!!!

  333. CarolTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:50pm PDT

    I would love to experience a stay at the Empress as well as afternoon tea 

  334. JenTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:53pm PDT

    I’d LOVE to take my Mom to this. She’s never been to Victoria!

  335. Peter vTTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:54pm PDT

    I’d gift this to my parents if I were lucky enough to win. They’ve done so much for me. I know whoever wins this will love the prize, it’s an awesome hotel!

  336. KateTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:56pm PDT

    OMG, the Empress is so dreamy! Love the Fairmont properties!

  337. AnnTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:59pm PDT

    I was there around twenty years ago.

  338. ChristineTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 5:04pm PDT

    Sounds so amazing!!!

  339. Kristen McIntyreTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 5:04pm PDT

    Loving all the BC Travel Tuesdays! Thank you!

  340. Grace ChaTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 5:10pm PDT

    I <3 Victoria!

  341. DaveTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 5:17pm PDT

    Tee it up in the am at Olympic view and then afternoon tea at the Empress – perfect !!

  342. Alex PinkewyczTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 5:26pm PDT

    Two nights in a truly iconic Victoria Hotel such as the Empress would be an amazing experience! I would love to be able to tell people the story of staying in a first class hotel like the Empress!!

  343. Belinda LarsenTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 5:40pm PDT

    I would love to win this! Fingers crossed!!!

  344. Duncan StephenTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 6:37pm PDT

    This would be amazing. Great contest!

  345. SheldonTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 6:51pm PDT

    I would love to be able to say I’ve stayed at the Empress, and had afternoon tea there!

  346. BenTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 7:10pm PDT

    This would be fantastic! Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  347. PearlTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 8:50pm PDT

    I would love to recall saying i’ve stayed in the Empress and had an awesome afternoon tea coutrsy of Miss604 contest. Thanks to you Miss604 i will have fun story to reminice everytime I’m having tea for the rest of my life!

  348. JillTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:08pm PDT

    I think I shall have to invite the Queen for tea πŸ™‚

    Ok, if the Queen is not free my hubby will do as long as he lifts his little pinky when he sips from his china cup !

  349. caron somersTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:22pm PDT

    Please pick me! Pick me!

  350. LauraTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:40pm PDT

    You’ve got the best contests! I’m still relatively new to BC, and welcome any opportunity to discover the beauty and history of this beautiful province.

  351. mariaTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 9:57pm PDT

    I love Victoria and i would love to stay for couple nights in the empress hotel. Especially because i’ve been busy in school and i haven’t had vacation for years. This would also be a perfect gift for my coming graduation. There’s no doubt that this would be a great experience especially staying in a 5 star hotel =)

  352. GraceTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 10:38pm PDT

    I would love to have the chance to try out their afternoon tea!

  353. IanTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 10:43pm PDT

    Victoria is absolutely beautiful!

  354. CarlosTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 10:48pm PDT

    Yes Please! Woohoo! πŸ™‚

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