UNITECR’13 has worked closely with Venue West Conference Services to develop several opportunities for Congress Delegates and Companions to explore the charm of Victoria. Register now, the deadline has been extended to August 29, 2013!

Victoria City Tour and Butchart Gardens (3.5 hours)
Monday, September 9, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | $81 CAD | Register

Immerse in the rich history of days gone by on this fully narrated tour including, “Old Town” and North America’s Oldest China Town. Also included in this tour is a coastal drive through Beacon Hill Park with spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Afterwards it’s off to the magnificent Butchart Gardens. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through 50 acres of floral fantasy including the World Famous Sunken Gardens, Rose Gardens and Japanese Gardens.

Whale Watching (3 hours)

Tuesday, September 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. | $95 CAD | Register

Join us on an exciting adventure and live Western Canada’s unique natural beauty. This Whale Watching experience takes you to some of the most diverse wildlife on the Pacific Coast. Board a first class, modern vessel that will take you on a spectacular tour that allows you to explore the diverse marine ecosystem of Canada’s West Coast. Sightings may include the famous Orca (Killer) Whales, bald eagles, sea lions and more.

Meet in Fairmont Empress Reception Lobby at Noon.

Goldstream Park Excursion and Cowichan Valley Winery





Afternoon Tea at The Empress
Daily | $50 CAD (hotel guests)/$59.95 CAD plus tax and gratuity | Register

Afternoon Tea is served at the world-famous Empress Hotel Tea Lobby, with its rich chintz fabrics, antiqued tapestries and rugs, elegant wing back chairs, vintage furnishings, hand-carved tables, and the picturesque backdrop of the Inner Harbour. Tea Service starts at 12:00 p.m. daily with the last seating at 2:15 p.m.