Victoria Empress Hotel, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

The Jewel of the Pacific, The Empress Hotel is one of Victoria’s highlights. Cresting the city’s Inner Harbour, this 477-room hotel was built in the Edwardian style and subsequently restored to its original grandeur, with antique furniture and luxurious décor. Considered to be the most photographed attraction on Vancouver Island, The Empress Hotel was originally designed by Francis Rattenbury, and opened in 1908.

In true British tradition, the hotel is famous for its elegant Afternoon Tea – served to over 130,000 visitors annually. Savour tea in the finest tradition, accompanied by fresh seasonal fruit and Chantilly cream, traditional raisin scones with thick Jersey cream, strawberry preserves, sandwiches, pastries and tarts. All served with silver service in the elegant Tea Lobby, stately Harbourside Room, or intimate Library Lounge.

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