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The Empress, Victoria - British Columbia, Canada Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Canadian Pacific Hotels. The Empress Hotel 1965

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 Victoria - British Columbia
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year-round delight in tempered climates . . .
best express the qualities of Victoria and the
homey, comfortable Empress Hotel that appeal
to business and vacation-minded travellers.
In Victoria there is business the year-round.
There is pleasure the year-round, too.
An equable climate . . . separated from snow
and ice, from continental heat, by the
Strait of Georgia . . . makes this westerly island
city of gardens an ideal vacation centre
any month you choose.
Rose Gardens in the shadow of the hotel provide quiet
retreats in the beautifully cultivated area that secludes
The Empress from the surrounding busy city.
On the cover the 550 room hotel is seen  from the  yacht  basin
of Victoria's placid Inner Harbour. •
Popular Annual Event — Tfye Swiftsure Boating Race.
Island life, more leisured than the bustling
mainland, gives Victoria its even tempo.
The climate, temperate enough for
golf the year round is reflected in the gardens
for which Victoria is noted. Frequent services
by sea and air make nothing of the 80-odd miles
of island-studded straits linking
The Empress Hotel with Vancouver or Seattle.
Fast "Princess" liners of the Canadian
Pacific British Columbia Coast Steamships make
frequent crossings to and from the mainland.
Sailings from Vancouver offer a combination
of the short steamship route to Nanaimo —
and, during the summer months from Victoria to
Port Angeles and Seattle. Visitors' cars
go with them on the ferries. Air service
is frequent too.
Golf, yachting, fishing, riding,
hiking and motoring are high
on the list of The Empress.
The Victoria Golf Club at Oak
Bay, Uplands Golf Club, and
the Royal Col wood Club are
available to guests on payment
of green fees, as are other
nearby links. Local gardens,
parks within walking distance
and pleasant residential areas are
ideal for leisured strolls.
Fresh  breezes, magnificent views, par golf Ideal for "sitting out" between dances ...
a mecca for lovers of exotic indoor plants . . .
the Conservatory, close to the ballroom and
the Coronet Room, is a riot of bloom and
foliage all year long. A short flight of steps
leads to the rose garden, close-clipped lawns
and well-kept flower beds reflective of the
changing seasons.
Within walking distance of The Empress
are the Parliament Buildings and the
British Columbia Provincial Museum;
fine shopping streets with
department stores as well as many
specialty shops. Fine China,
British woollens, precious stones,
glassware and antiques are worth seeing
. . . and, perhaps, purchasing. For some
collectors marine relics of old whaling
days have great appeal.
Cool airy, The Coffee Shop — with garden entrance too
The Empress Dining Room, with
its portrait gallery of Canada's
"first ladies" is noted for its
elegant appointments and
discriminating cuisine. For less
leisured,  but  equally  enjoyable,
meals there is the lower
floor Coffee Shop with access
to the garden.
The  Empress  Room  portraits — century and a quarter of history
Lounge, reception centre, hall-porter's
desk and sight-seeing agency,
Conservatory, ballroom,
the Empress dining room and
newsstand are all located on the
ground floor for the convenience of
guests and their visitors.
j Old English Yuletide festivities — Carol
singers, Mummers, Waits, the traditional Yule
Log Ceremony with Seneschal, Jester
and Heralds — are famous throughout North
America for their revival of old customs
and the warm hospitality they express.
Indoors, the gracious public rooms
of The Empress . . . focal point of
Victoria society . . . emphasize dignity
and comfort. The Lounge, with
broad windows to lawn and harbour,
with deep upholstery for relaxation,
is an ideal setting for the enjoyment
of leisure. The ballroom, too, is
worthy of the guests who grace it as
they dance to the music of the
hotel's noted orchestra.
Porters from The Empress meet
all   "Princess"   liners,   a   quarter
of a mile from the hotel.
Trunks, each way 50 cents,
Hand Baggage, 25 cents per
piece. For motorists'
convenience . . . the supervised
Car Park ... on the grounds.
Reservations from your own
agent, your nearest Canadian
Pacific office — or, The Manager,
The Empress, Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada.
This suite sitting-room emphasizes the quiet elegance of private apartment
decor  throughout  The   Empress
The comfort of luxury —- the luxury of comfort
Any of the 550 rooms at the Empress
will make your stay an outstanding
event, commanding pleasant views . . .
rose garden . . . rock garden . . .
water garden . . . shade trees . . .
pleasant lawns. All .  .  . whether suites,
bed-sitting rooms or bedrooms stress
comfort and homeyness in their
appointments. Room service . . . maid
service meet Canadian Pacific standards
. . . Victoria's pleasant island climate
conspires with mattress comfort to
make your nights restful and refreshing.
Spacious, airy twin bed room J[J!_
The greatest convention facility The
Empress has to offer is Victoria's . . .
equable . . . climate! In addition to
helpful staffs . . . trained in convention
techniques, there are available for
meetings and banquets: Empress Ball
Room — Tea Room — Georgian Lounge
— Conservatory — Empress Dining
Room — Coffee Shop, Prince Albert,
Princess Charlotte, Duke of Kent, Princess
Louise private dining rooms.
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