Todd Talbot

Todd Talbot and family

Day 1 – Victoria Royal Adventure for Four

The lucky winner is Arianna R. Congratulations.

Today’s Giveaway:  Fairmont Empress Hotel & Helijet

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and what better way to start the holiday season than with a whole lot of giving! Today is the first day of my amazing 13 DAYS of giveaways so be sure to follow along and enter EVERY day to win some spectacular prizes, even if you’ve won already! Our elf skills have been in overdrive to come up with some experiences and products you won’t want to miss.

So without further ado, let’s kick off Day 1 with a bang and a family trip to the Fairmont Empress in beautiful Victoria, BC. We have spent 2 nights at this spectacular hotel and the whole family still talks about how cool our experience was! The pool, tea, the view and location, and of course the service is unparalleled.



The Fairmont Empress is recognized as one of Top 21 Iconic Hotels in the World by National Geographic Traveler magazine, honoured with Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Award for Top 10 City Hotels in Canada, and regarded as a Condé Nast Readers’ Choice and Gold List hotel. Located in Victoria, BC overlooking the city’s sparkling Inner Harbour, the hotel recently completed a $60+ Million restoration that celebrates its proud history while moving the hotel into a new era of modern luxury; transforming this iconic property into an elegant must-visit destination for the world’s discerning travelers. This Forbes Four-Star, 4-Diamond property embraces a memorable theme inspired by the West Coast and Vancouver Island’s lush natural landscapes. It reflects it’s historic architectural heritage while offering guests a modern twist on the classic.  Served daily since its opening in 1908, world famous Tea at the Empress is served in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge. Located on Vancouver Island, Canada’s Castle on the Coast is the ideal starting point to explore British Columbia’s stunning natural beauty.

Fairmont Empress

Helijet is North American’s premier helicopter airline since 1986; transforming everyday air travel in British Columbia. Flying above some of the world’s most spectacular scenery onboard comfortable & stylish 12 seat Sikorsky S76 helicopters makes a Helijet trip one-of-a-kind.


The Fairmont Empress’ sophisticated modern room design is grounded in tradition with elegant architecture and classic details. Thoughtful touches, fine finishes and bold accents capture the historic essence of the hotel in each beautifully appointed guest room, while creating a more modern luxurious experience.


  • Four Helijet flights between Vancouver and Victoria – 2 adults return flights and 2 children return flights (aged 14 and under)
  • Fairmont BMW transfers from/to Helijet terminal
  • Luxury family accommodation for two nights in the newly restored, beautifully appointed guest rooms
  • Breakfast for four in Q at the Empress both mornings
  • Tea at the Empress for the family one afternoon, for two adults and Prince or Princess afternoon tea for childre
  • A Tigris the Empress Tiger stuffed animal for each child
  • A fun Empress children’s activity book with scavenger hunt for each child and prizes!
  • Milk and cookies turn down amenity first night
  • Passes to Victoria’s best family attractions
  • Plus children aged 6-11 dine for 50% off when ordering from the regular menu and children under 5 dine for free when ordering from the children’s menu from lunch and dinner menus



  • Flights and packages must be booked a minimum of 30 days in advance. Based on availability.
  • Helijet flights are between Vancouver and Victoria  for 2 adults and 2 children ONLY  and cannot be exchange or transferred
  • Helijet flights be used in conjunction with hotel stay
  • Blackout dates: December 15, 2018 to January 5, 2019, April 19-21, May 15-21, August 2-5, October 13-15, December 21-26.
  • Package must be booked and redeemed before December 31, 2019.

To enter:

  • Follow @toddtalbot and @fairmontempress on Instagram and/or Facebook and respond to the question/challenge asked in photo caption
  • Play along on Facebook and Instagram and get your name in twice
  • Giveaway starts at 8 AM PST on December 7, 2018 and closes at 8 AM PST on December 8, 2018
  • No purchase necessary to enter this giveaway
  • One winner will be selected by random number draw
  • The winner will be contacted within 24 hours to make prizing arrangements
  • Open to residents of Canada and the United States
  • There are no exchanges, transfers or cash value



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