How to get to Victoria

      

Victoria is located on Vancouver Island (95 km bird-eye view from Vancouver), and is not connected by road to the continent. It is accessible only by plant or boat. Please see below the different options to access Victoria.


By plane

Official Air Carrier
Air Canada (including Air Canada Jazz) has been appointed the official Canadian airline for this meeting.

To book with Air Canada

  • In order to benefit from a 10% discount on most of the fares and other advantages, you will have to book your flight online at www.aircanada.com and enter the promotional code: H73YU2A1. This discount applies only for flights from within Canada or the United States. Click here to make a reservation.

 

Preffered rate with WestJet

CUA has also negotiated a preferred reste with WestJet

  • 5% on the Econo* rate and 10% on the EconoFlex and Premium rates for departures made in Canada to Victoria
  • 2% on the Econo* rate, 5% on the EconoFlex rate and 10% on the Premium rate for departures made outside Canada to Victoria

To take advantage of these rates, you will have to use the following codes while making your reservation:

Travel dates from: Jun 21, 2020 to July 5, 2020

 Coupon code:
 *Guest web/Travel Agent web

W70KH54

 Promo code:
  *Travel agent GDS only

VCC89

To make a reservation with WestJet, click here

Flight time* to Victoria from:

  • St. John's : 6 h 30
  • Halifax : 5 h 45
  • Montréal and Ottawa : 4 h 45
  • Toronto : 4 h 30
  • Calgary : 1 h 30
  • Vancouver : 30 minutes
  • Seattle : 35 minutes
  • Chicago : 3 h 50
  • New York et Washington, DC : 5 hours
  • London, UK : 9 h 30

*Estimate time flights are based on direct flight from the mentioned city to Victoria. 

Airport

Victoria is serviced by the Victoria International Airport, located 28 km / 17 miles from the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

How to get to the Fairmont Empress Hotel from Victoria International Airport

Shuttle

  • The Victoria International Airport is serviced by YYJ Airport Shuttle.
  • The one way rate* for an adult is 22 $ - The round way rate* for an adult is 41 $, including GST.
  • The shuttle will drop you off directly at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.
  • Getting to the Fairmont Empress Hotel will take you between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the number of stops.
  • Click here for more information of to book your trip.

Car rentals

  • Getting to the Fairmont Empress hotel will take you between 30 and 40 minutes.
  • To obtain directions from the Victoria International Airport to the Fairmont Empress Hotel, click here.
  • Click here to rent a car from Victoria International Airport.

Taxis

  • Victoria International Airport is serviced by Yellow Cab of Victoria. 
  • A fee* between 55 $ and 60$ will be charged to get to the Fairmont Empress Hotel.
  • Getting to the Fairmont Empress will take between 30 and 40 minutes.

Public Transportation

  • The Victoria Internation Airport is serviced by the Victoria Regional Transit System powered by BC Transit,with 20 departures leaving and going to YYJ and the McTavish Road Interchange with many connections to Swartz Bay, the Saanich Peninsula and Victoria Downtown. .
  • For information about schedule, you can consult the BC Transit website or call (250) 382-6161.
  • A rate* of 5 $ applies to all destinations of the Greater Victoria.
  • LUGGAGES:  Oversize luggages and backpacks might be hard to store in the buses. For your safety, please store your bags on you knees or on the floor to make sure not to obstruct the aisle of the other passengers. 

Coming for the United States North West Coast?

Many options are available other than commercial regular flights, such as the ferry, seaplane or boats.  Click here for more information.

*Rates as of September 2019


By seaplane or by helicopter

By seaplane

  • Harbour Air Seaplane offers transportation by seaplane from Downtown Vancouver to Victoria Inner Harbour.
  • You will be from Vancouver to Victoria in 35 minutes or less. 
  • The Harbour Air Seaplane terminal in Victoria is located at a 5-minute walk from The Fairmont Empress Hotel. 
  • The one-way rate* ranges from 140 $ to 250 $ per adult, as per the ticket category - the round-way rate* ranges from 280 $ and 500 $ per adult, as per the ticket category.
  • Click here for more information or to book your trip. 

By helicopter

  • Helijet International Incorporated offers transportation by helicopter from Downtown Vancouver (or from the airport) to Victoria Inner Harbour.
  • You will be from Vancouver to Victoria in 35 minutes or less. 
  • The Helijet International Incorporated terminal is located 2 km from the Fairmont Empress Hotel (5-minute car drive or a 20-minute walk).
  • The one-way rate* ranges from 189 $ and 240 $ par adult as per the ticket category - the round-way rate* ranges from 380 $ and 480 $ per adult as per the ticket category
  • Click here for more information or to book your trip.

*Rates as of September 2019


By car of by coach - by ferry

By car / ferry

By coach / ferry

*Rates as of September 2019


By cruise ship

Transform your journey from Vancouver to Victoria into a VIP experience. V2V Vacations and Prince of Whales Whale Watching, will offer you, each in its own way, a unique traveling experience between the 2 ports.

V2V Vacations

  • The ultimate VIP experience, on a 38.5 meters catamaran, that can include a light meal, beverages as well as comfortable seating with extra leg space.
  • Departure is from the terminal located in front of the Vancouver Convention Centre. Arrival is in the Victoria Inner Harbour, located at a quick walking distance from the Fairmont Empress Hotel.
  • The journey takes approximately 3.5 hours.
  • The one-way rate* ranges from 120 $ and 200 $ per adult depending on the ticket category - the round-way rate* ranges from 220 $ and 400 $ depending on the ticket category.
  • Click here for more information, for the full list of rates or to book your trip.
  • Use the promocode ADVPURCHP to get 15% off on the Premium class and the code ADVPURCHR to get 10% off the Royal class.

Prince of Whales Whale Watching

*Rates as of September 2019

**Pictures courtesy of Tourism Victoria

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