09 Jul 2024
Jonathan Cheng
Director of Growth
Every other year, we hold Helm Conference in our hometown of Victoria, BC. Known as a top destination spot in Canada, Victoria offers a delightful blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy that will uniquely elevate Helm Conference. While we’re hard at work developing the content that will make the conference invaluable, today we’re taking a closer look at why we’re so excited to welcome you to our home!

Sublime Surroundings

At the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria perfectly blends nature with history and urban life. You’ll wander around cobblestone streets through the stunning architecture of the historic Inner Harbour with the grandeur of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings close by. Look around and you’ll notice lush greenery all around around the city, with views of the Pacific Ocean everywhere. You’ll even see the Olympic Mountains in the background, but don’t forget to look closely at the water, where you might spot otters, seals, and (if you’re very fortunate) even orcas or humpback whales!

Culture and Cuisine

Victoria is a culinary haven where every meal is a journey of flavors. Renowned for its farm-to-table ethos, the city’s vibrant food scene showcases the freshest local ingredients, from succulent seafood to organic produce. Explore charming cafes, bustling markets, and award-winning restaurants that cater to every palate. Whether you’re indulging in gourmet cuisine, savoring artisanal pastries, or enjoying a craft beer at one of the many local breweries, there’s something for everyone!

Culture is also on full display, as the city boasts a rich tapestry of museums, galleries, and theaters. Visit the Royal BC Museum to delve into the region’s Indigenous heritage and natural history, or explore contemporary art at local galleries, all steps away from where Helm Conference takes place.

Stay and Play

No visit to Victoria is complete without a trip to the world famous Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada that offers 55 acres of stunning gardens and over 900 varieties of plants. Whale watching is also extremely popular, as the abundant sea life makes for plenty of special moments. You can join a tour right across the street from the Empress hotel!

For the more active attendees, the region is packed with scenic trails for biking and hiking. If you’d like to stick to the water, you can also kayak along the coastline. You can even take a hot tub boat out on the water if you’re simply looking to relax (yes, a hot tub boat!)

More than a Conference

We’ve always said that Helm Conference is more than just a conference – it’s a place to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and enjoy the ride that we’re all on. In that spirit, Victoria is more than just a destination – it’s an adventure that will elevate your conference experience. Plus, with the iconic Empress hotel as our venue, this year’s event will truly stand out. Come and discover why our enchanting city is a favorite destination for our customers around the world. Pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable Helm Conference!

Get Up to Speed!

Get Your Tickets, Book Your Room, and Stay in the Loop

Helm Conference Early Bird tickets are live! Be sure to get your tickets soon and take advantage of the discounted early bird rate. After you get your tickets, you can keep the savings going by booking your room with our exclusive rate at the Fairmont Empress, but spots are limited, so don’t delay! If you’ve got all that stuff sorted, all that’s left is to sign up for our newsletter and stay tuned. Until our next update, get ready for another edition of the can’t-miss event of the year, Helm Conference 2024!