The Fairmont Empress
721 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
Phone: + 1 250-384-8111  |  Fax: +1 250-381-5959 |

The Fairmont Empress
Fairmont Rooms Single/Double: $259.00 CAD, plus tax
Deluxe Rooms Single/Double: $279.00 CAD, plus tax
U.S. Government Employee: $145.00 CAD, plus tax
Cut-Off Date  August 19, 2013

Additional Room Occupants
Each extra person sharing a room will be charged an additional $30.00 CAD per night or $50.00 per night for Fairmont Gold Rooms. There will be no charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share with their parents. Maximum occupancy per room is 4 persons.

Visa Information
Please note: Foreign Service Officers are on legal strike at Canadian embassies around the world. Anyone applying for a visa should anticipate delays and submit their application as far in advance as possible. 

Meeting attendees from countries that require a visa to enter Canada are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa may take several months. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and begin the application process early. Please note that the UNITECR event organizers do not have any influence over the issuance of a visa. The determination is at the sole discretion of the Embassy/Consulate. Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for information.

Request an Invitation Letter
If you require an invitation letter in order to obtain a visa, please send an email with your full name, mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, place of birth, passport number, passport issue date and passport expiration date to to obtain an official invitation from The American Ceramic Society.

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Getting to Victoria
Located 30 minutes from downtown Victoria, Victoria International Airport (YYJ) has daily flights from Vancouver International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma Airport, as well as direct and non-stop flights from the rest of Canada and the United States. Regular float plane and helicopter service to Victoria’s downtown Inner Harbour is available from Vancouver and Seattle.

Victoria is well-connected by sea to mainland British Columbia and Washington State by vehicle ferries, passenger ferries and high-speed catamarans. Each day, dozens of ferries cross the straits, granting breathtaking views of the rocky coastline, forested islands, inlets and marine wildlife. Victoria’s arrival points include the Inner Harbour, the Town of Sidney and the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (30 minutes from downtown Victoria, near Sidney).

Getting to the Fairmont Empress
Nearby Arrival and Departure Centers

  • Victoria International Airport – 30 minute drive
  • Helijet – 15 minute walk
  • Victoria Clipper and MV Coho terminals – 5 minute walk
  • Seaplane terminals for Harbour Air, Westcoast Air and Kenmore Air – 3 minute walk
  • Pacific Coach Lines – 1 minute walk
  • BC Transit – 1 minute walk
  • Yellow Taxi – located in the hotel’s driveway
  • Akal Airport shuttle – stops at the hotel

Please note: all travel times and distances are estimated based on average travel time and are not guaranteed.