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Afternoon Tea at the Tea House at Abkhazi Gardens in Victoria, BC
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Royal Treatment

Originally Fort Victoria, a settlement named for Queen Victoria in 1843, modern Victoria (the provincial capital) is the most British city in Canada. Our rich history holds deep ties to the British Royal Family, and Victorian period architecture, landmarks, heritage and tradition found across the city make it a popular destination for history buffs and Royal Family fans alike.

Victoria has hosted several Royal Visits, including Queen Elizabeth and, most recently, William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, during their Royal Tour in September 2016. Easily create your own royal experience by exploring landmarks and historical sites, museums, Victoria’s boutique shopping scene, or indulging in royal treatment at the Fairmont Empress.

Treat yourself like the royalty you are, in Victoria.