"Empress Hotel" Empress Hotel Tip by sunnywong

Empress Hotel, Victoria: 32 reviews and 54 photos

  Empress Hotel, Victoria, BC
by sunnywong

The Empress was once a bridge that connected the residential area of James Bay with the downtown area. On one side is the Inner Harbour and on the other, where The Empress stands today, was a body of water called James Bay. When The Empress was built, 250 90-foot logs were dropped to the bedrock to form the foundation for the hotel. The Empress was completed in 1908 (after four years of construction) .
The hotel has magnificent gardens, and is famous for its "high tea" ceremony daily at 4 pm.

Address: Government Street causeway
Directions: Downtown, across from the Inner harbour and the Legislature Buildings
Phone: (250) 384-8111

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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