BC Travel Tuesday: Week 9 Fairmont Empress Victoria

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

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  1. 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. Meghan says:

    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. Jeremy says:

    awesome contest as always

  4. Candice says:

    This is one hotel i would LOVE to stay in, just wish it was more affordable ๐Ÿ™ but i think i may have to splurge on afternoon tea on my holidays in a few weeks time!

  5. Lee86 says:

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

  6. Lee says:

    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 Ingram says:

    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 R says:

    Oooooo gives a person goosebumps just thinking of it.

  9. Gwen says:

    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. alex says:

    I would love to stay here…

  11. Steve says:

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

  12. Marina says:

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

  13. Que Banh says:

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

  14. Sunshine G says:

    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. liz says:

    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 L says:

    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. melissa says:

    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. christina says:

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

  19. Donna says:

    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. Cara says:

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

  21. Penny says:

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

  22. rubai says:

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

  23. John Mah says:

    This looks like a beautiful place to stay in !

  24. Ronda says:

    Love Victoria – and would love this prize!

  25. HarjitCh says:

    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. Brenda says:

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

  27. Teresa says:

    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. kels says:

    id love to win this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Diane says:

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

  30. Michelle says:

    Would love to go!

  31. Don says:

    Afternoon tea at the Empress would be something to remember.

  32. J says:

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

  33. Jas says:

    Two nights at the Empress and afternoon tea would definitely take the sting away from the that horrendous game 3 ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. JRF says:

    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. Jen says:

    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. Heather says:

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

  37. Dennis L. says:

    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. Eileen says:

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

  39. Natalie says:

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

  40. Cliff says:

    This is a fantastic prize!

  41. Brenda says:

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

  42. Robin says:

    Would love to try the tea!

  43. Jessica T says:

    Oh man . . . this would be absolutely awesome!

  44. Jeet Jani says:

    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!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜› lol

  45. Curtis says:

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

  46. Karen says:

    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. Leah says:

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

  48. Kristy Stops says:

    Would love to win this weekend away!

  49. Rose says:

    Mmmm scones..

  50. Vanessa says:

    Would love to win this prize!!

  51. Adrian P says:

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

  52. Pat B says:

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

  53. Jenny says:

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

  54. SW says:

    Afternoon tea at the Empress would be fantastic!

  55. Lin says:

    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. Beth says:

    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. Vanessa says:

    This sounds fabulous.

  58. Arieanna says:

    Would love this!

  59. Chrissy says:

    I just visited Victoria for the first time in a long time, last year, and I can’t wait to go back again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. Jeremy says:

    I would love to stay at the Empress ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Jen says:

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

  62. Pearl says:

    Been giving it a thought…

  63. Monesha says:

    I love Victoria!!!

  64. Becky says:

    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. Jane says:

    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 C says:

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

  67. Anne says:

    So classy, afternoon tea would be fun.

  68. jennifer says:

    Need a mini vaca ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. Andy says:

    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. Sara says:

    Love the Empress! So beautiful!

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

  72. Katie says:

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

  73. Natalie says:

    Love it!

  74. au says:

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

  75. Leanna says:

    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 Brasset says:

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

  77. Tiny Librarian says:

    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. Gayle says:

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

  79. luz says:

    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. Bhav says:

    This is awesome! Pick me!!

  81. Bonnie says:

    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. Donna says:

    Tea at the Empress would be lovely!

  83. Laura says:

    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. muckymoo says:

    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. Melissa says:

    I have wanted to stay there, and go for tea there, my whole life ๐Ÿ™‚

  86. dyena says:

    I would absolutely love to stay there!

  87. Tracy says:

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

  88. C Wilson says:

    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. Joey says:

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

  90. mariska says:

    Loving your Travel Tuesday series! Thank you lovely lady! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  92. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    @Gayle – As long as the email address in your comment is valid, I can contact you ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. thesehappydays says:

    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. Maria says:

    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. Erin says:

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

  96. Christine says:

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

  97. Amy W. says:


  98. Katie says:

    This would be an amazing weekend!

  99. Steven Barringham says:

    Sounds like a great get away weekend!

  100. Deborah Smart says:

    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. says:

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

  102. Jodi says:

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

  103. Ceci says:

    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. Katrina says:

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

  105. Davina says:

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

  106. Rachel says:

    The Empress looks amazing!

  107. Lindsay says:

    Pleaaaase pick me!

  108. Ferdinand says:

    Amazing hotel!

  109. Carol says:

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

  110. Sheryl says:

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

  111. lindawwww says:

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

  112. Holly says:

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

  113. Tessa says:

    always wanted to stay here!

  114. wono99 says:

    I would certainly have to invite my mother to this!

  115. jeanie says:

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

  116. Darcy says:

    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. says:

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

  118. Mckayla says:

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

  119. Kirby says:

    Wow; this would be great!

  120. Christine says:

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

  121. Lucie says:

    How amazing would this be?!?

  122. Kristina Nielsen says:

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

  123. Mariella says:

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

  124. Dennis says:

    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. Sita says:

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

  126. Richie says:

    This would be amazing!

  127. Sunny says:

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

  128. Edith says:

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

  129. Vinnie says:

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

  130. Jessica R.F says:

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

  131. Anne says:

    Victoria – what a great place to go to!

  132. Deidre says:

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

  133. Vince says:

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

  134. Kristyn says:

    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 wang says:

    This would be fabulous!

  136. Lisa says:

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

  137. Summer says:

    I would love to see this place!

  138. Moira says:

    This would be a great weekend getaway!

  139. I would LOVE this!!!!!!!!!

  140. Scott says:

    Tea anyone?

  141. Cameron P. says:

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

  142. Lynn says:


  143. Erin says:

    Awesome prize from an awesome woman! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyone who gets this will be the luckiest person in the world. Would LOVE to go!

  144. Laura says:

    would be so nice

  145. lindsay simmons says:

    This would be a great weekend away

  146. Lauren says:

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

  147. Sandra says:

    What a great getaway!

  148. Linda says:

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

  149. Nancy says:

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

  150. Kendra Vanderzee says:

    My Finacee and I are really conidering the Fairmont Empress for our Marriage spot. I can’t wait. ๐Ÿ™‚

  151. Julie says:

    I would love to go!!

  152. rino says:

    What a great getaway!

  153. tania says:

    This would be a great weekend getaway!

  154. Tia says:

    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 Smith says:

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

  156. Debbie says:

    the Empress is the ultimate Victoria getaway!

  157. Sophia says:

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

  158. Richard says:

    Entering for me and my wonderful partner!

  159. kendra says:

    The Fairmont Empress is a perfect weekend getaway!

  160. lee says:

    Would love to win!!

  161. leee says:

    Would love to win!=D

  162. Maryanne says:

    I have always wanted to stay there!

  163. Janet says:

    I always wanted to stay there and have their afternoon tea ๐Ÿ™‚

  164. Brenda says:

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

  165. Dave K. says:

    This sounds like it would make a wonderful getaway.

  166. Prabh says:

    I would love to visit this hotel with my best friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  167. Gina says:

    I’ll even wear a dress…or a skirt ๐Ÿ˜‰

  168. Garrett says:

    Victoria is on of my favorite places to visit!

  169. Katie says:

    What an amazing contest!

  170. Carina Vause says:

    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. Annie says:

    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. Ashley says:

    I’m planning a trip to Victoria soon- this hotel would certainly make it memorable! ๐Ÿ™‚

  173. Rebecca says:

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

  174. Mae says:

    Aahh the iconic Empress. Beautiful!

  175. Sylvia F says:

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

  176. Steph :) says:

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

  177. Emily H says:

    I would LOVE to stay here! Wow!

  178. Marie says:

    My anniversary is coming up; this would be great!

  179. leora says:

    Looks fab! What a treat that would be !!

  180. Karen says:

    This looks amazing!

  181. belinda says:

    afternoon tea

  182. Kelli says:

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

  183. CJ says:

    OMG would love an excuse to head back to Victoria!

  184. Naomi says:

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

  185. Mandy says:

    Classic Grand Beautiful Victoria Hotel! I have always wanted to try the afternoon tea ๐Ÿ˜€

  186. ML says:

    T-Time sounds nice

  187. Cam says:

    Thew Empress is always a good time.

  188. Kristy says:

    I would love to go then i could visit my sister who is in school to be a nurse and is lonely. ๐Ÿ™‚

  189. Brittany says:

    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. Kash says:

    please let me win.pleeeaaaaase ๐Ÿ™‚

  191. Renn says:

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

  192. The Empress is beautiful, I have always loved walking past it in Victoria. Hopefully I can get more acquainted ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for putting this together!


  193. Alan Cooke says:

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

  194. Aaron says:

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

  195. Elena Petkov says:

    OHHH I love the fairmont – Great prize!!!!!! Thanks for putting this together – I hope I win ๐Ÿ™‚

  196. Tracy says:

    How lovely! Would be a great time!

  197. ashlee says:

    Great prize! I love Victoria ๐Ÿ™‚

  198. Debra says:

    What a great weekend away!

  199. Loraine says:

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

  200. LisaB says:

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

  201. Alex says:

    Nice price – sounds like a great weekend

  202. Teresa says:

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

  203. Adrienne says:

    Yes please!!! Oh how I would LOVE THIS!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  204. Karin and Jim says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  205. Laura E. says:

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

  206. Justine says:

    Wow, another great prize!

  207. Jenn says:

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

  208. Alison says:

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

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

  210. lori says:

    What a wonderful prize ๐Ÿ™‚

  211. Sanaz says:

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

  212. Danny says:

    I want to win this prize!

  213. Michelle says:

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

  214. Gazza says:

    We would love to stay there!

  215. Emma says:

    This would be amazing!

  216. Vivian says:

    Amazing experience at afternoon tea at the Empress! Would love to do it again ๐Ÿ™‚

  217. Brian says:

    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. Derek says:

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

  219. Brenda says:

    This looks too lovely. Beautiful stay and afternoon tea!

  220. tim says:

    i love the wax museum in victoria nearby. =D

  221. A.J. says:

    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. Kevin says:

    It’s tea time!

  223. Stephanie says:

    This sounds great.

  224. Charles says:

    Oh man love Tea!!!

  225. Christina says:


  226. Leslie says:

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

  227. Jules says:

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

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

  229. Meghan says:

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

  230. JL says:

    Awesome awesome awesome!

  231. Sharon says:

    This looks amazing!

  232. Lindsay says:

    This looks AMAZING. This would be such an experience!

  233. Jennifer says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  234. E. Tang says:

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

  235. linda says:

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  236. Barbara says:

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

  237. Tooth Fairy says:

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

  238. Eileen says:

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

  239. shannon says:

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

  240. Simon says:

    That would make for a great getaway!

  241. minna says:

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

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

  243. Julia says:

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

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

  245. Wanjiku says:

    This would be awesome, hook a sista up!

  246. Dan says:

    Sounds great!!

  247. Lori says:

    Oh please pick me!

  248. Tom says:

    My girlfriend would love to go for her birthday

  249. Beni says:

    This would be wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  250. Bons says:

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

  251. lori says:

    wow!!! great contest!!

  252. Teresa says:

    A good friend of mine lives in Victoria.

  253. Sherry says:

    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.

  254. Trina says:

    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!

  255. annemarie slater says:

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

  256. Caroline says:

    Let it be me! Let it be me! ๐Ÿ˜‰ also tweeted cotec007

  257. Richard says:

    Fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

  258. Janice says:

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

  259. Ann says:

    Such a lovely place!!!!!!!

  260. Amy says:

    Hope I win!!

  261. cheryl says:

    That would be awesome!

  262. Kelly says:

    Would be an amazing little vacation

  263. Susan says:

    What a wonderful getaway this would be! I have always wanted to stay at the Empress and have high tea ๐Ÿ™‚

  264. AC says:

    The Empress rocks!

  265. Ennie says:


  266. Janet Currie says:

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

  267. Christine says:

    Love the Empress!

  268. Mark says:

    I love tea…and scones.

  269. Lore says:

    I would dream to stay in this hotel ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks!

  270. Brenda says:

    The Empress is beautiful!

  271. Angie says:

    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!

  272. Marissa says:

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

  273. Tracy says:

    I would love to win this!

  274. Mike says:

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

  275. Lyn says:

    What better way to stay in Victoria!

  276. Adam says:

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

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

  278. Mav says:

    Victoria is the place I want to go to.

  279. jodi says:

    id love to come to victoria

  280. Doug says:

    Gotta Love Victoria – Go Vikings

  281. Jenn W says:

    I would love to win this prize package!

  282. alicia says:

    Love victoria~

  283. Cameron W. says:

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

  284. Elena P says:

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

  285. Rochele says:

    I would love to take my mom for this!

  286. Simona says:

    Lived in Vancouver for 21 years, and somehow never been to Victoria!! I think its time to see what its all about ๐Ÿ™‚

  287. Hannah says:

    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.

  288. Zahida says:

    Sounds amazing! The getaway the doctor ordered!

  289. Tyler Cranston says:

    I entered this weekโ€™s @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest #tt http://bit.ly/bctraveltuesday9

  290. Rob says:

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

  291. Claudia says:

    Would love to win this fabulous prize and rediscover Victoria!

  292. Jennifer says:

    This vacation package would be a very sweet way for us to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Just sayin’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  293. Rachel says:

    Do want! That would be so lovely!

  294. sharonne katz says:

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

  295. Kristin says:

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

  296. Christina says:

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

  297. 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.

  298. Charlotte says:

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

  299. tracy says:

    wow this place looks gorgeous!

  300. Paul Rechner says:

    Great prize!

  301. Mary Zinck says:

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

  302. vanessa says:

    would love to take my mom away!

  303. Mary says:

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

  304. Jen Warnock says:

    A lovely place. One of my favorites in Victoria

  305. Natalie says:

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

  306. Grace says:

    this would be amazing!

  307. James says:

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

  308. Kyle M says:

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

  309. Jamie says:

    Great hotel, great contest!

  310. christy says:

    Great contest! I hope I win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  311. Tracy S. says:

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

  312. Jenn H says:

    loving these contests

  313. Cori says:

    Victoria is one of my favourites!

  314. Pamela says:

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

  315. Kathryn says:

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

  316. Jenna says:

    A great getaway!

  317. Veronica says:

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

  318. Amanda says:

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

  319. myra says:

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

  320. Czarina says:

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

  321. Anthony says:

    I think this trip would really Empress my girlfriend ๐Ÿ™‚

  322. Lisa Anderson says:

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

  323. JD Northwest says:

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

  324. 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.

  325. tanja t says:

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

  326. Agatha Y says:

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

  327. 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!

  328. Cathy says:

    I’ve walked through the Empress and have always wanted to stay there and experience their Afternoon Tea. What a great giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  329. Tracy Osborn says:

    Would love to win!

  330. Karol Rosolski says:

    i hope i winn!!!!

  331. Carol says:

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

  332. Jen says:

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

  333. Peter vT says:

    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!

  334. Kate says:

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

  335. Ann says:

    I was there around twenty years ago.

  336. Christine says:

    Sounds so amazing!!!

  337. Kristen McIntyre says:

    Loving all the BC Travel Tuesdays! Thank you!

  338. Dave says:

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

  339. 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!!

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

  341. This would be amazing. Great contest!

  342. Sheldon says:

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

  343. Ben says:

    This would be fantastic! Fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

  344. Pearl says:

    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!

  345. Jill says:

    I think I shall have to invite the Queen for tea ๐Ÿ™‚

    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 !

  346. caron somers says:

    Please pick me! Pick me!

  347. Laura says:

    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.

  348. maria says:

    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 =)

  349. Grace says:

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

  350. Ian says:

    Victoria is absolutely beautiful!

  351. Carlos says:

    Yes Please! Woohoo! ๐Ÿ™‚

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