The 2010 Annual CES Conference will be held at the Victoria Conference Centre and the Fairmont Empress Hotel in downtown Victoria. Overlooking Victoria's famous Inner Harbour, our location offers beautiful scenery and is walking distance from a wide range of shops, restaurants and attractions.
Victoria is an appealing city of contrasts. As British Columbia's capital city, Victoria is large enough to be cosmopolitan and yet small enough to explore easily on foot or bicycle. A relaxed west coast lifestyle is blended with a sophisticated urban side. Victoria's old-world charm is preserved in heritage buildings, splendid formal gardens, old fashioned horse-drawn carriages, and delightful teahouses. But Victoria is also characterized by a youthful energy apparent in the popularity of a wide variety of outdoor activities and by the vibrancy of its cutting edge arts and culture scene. The ancient culture of the First Nations thrives in museums and cultural centres along with the work of new generations of artists, artisans and performers. The tranquil nature of the Pacific Ocean coastline and Victoria's parklands contrasts with and complements the bustle of the downtown and Inner Harbour.
Victoria is a dynamic city where the traditional and modern meet. Whether you are interested in visiting galleries, theatres, and museums; sampling spas, unique shops, cafes, and culinary delights; enjoying history, Victorian gardens, and castles; or kayaking, whale watching, cycling, hiking or walking; there is truly something for everyone. We invite you to enjoy the short video below for a glimpse of the many aspects of life in Victoria.
As for geography, Victoria is situated on the sunny, southern tip of Vancouver Island. Surrounded on three sides by water, Victoria has the mildest year-round climate in Canada. It is also easily accessible by sea and air. Each day dozens of ferries make the scenic short trip from Vancouver or Washington State. By air, flights from Vancouver take about 20 minutes and those from Seattle take about 40 minutes. For more information about vacations, activities and getting to Victoria, please visit the Tourism Victoria Web site.
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