There are three excellent opportunities to enjoy the pleasures of Victoria. Don’t be disappointed because you left the decision to participate too late.


1. Butchart Gardens Tour: The opportunity to tour one of the Continent’s most famous public gardens is yours if you sign up for this tour. Transportation there and back on a large tour bus at an amazingly affordable price of $40 USD. Pre-registration is required. The tour leaves from The Empress Hotel immediately following lunch on Saturday and will return in adequate time for preparations for dinner. To see more… visit




2. Tea at The Empress: An event that is like no other: Tea in the style of the rich and famous, in a truly elegant setting. Partake of a ‘ritual’ from days gone by, sip and nibble on Saturday afternoon. A limited number of seats are available exclusively for Institute participants at the $50 USD. Pre-registration is required.


Learn more about Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress


3. Pub Crawl: Perhaps a Zone Institute first. A walking tour of some interesting establishments in Victoria. Maps provided. No cost, but pre-registration is encouraged.




Whatever you do while in Victoria at the Institute… ENJOY YOUR TIME.