Day trip

Butchart Gardens Tour

4.7 / 5

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Butchart Gardens Tour

From $57.71 per person

The Butchart Gardens were designed to delight visitors, and continue to enchant visitors today! This tour from Victoria will charm your senses. To maximize your experience, we give you time to discover the beauty of the gardens independently.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn about the world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Discover the majesty of the gardens independently
  • Walk down peaceful tree-lined paths and streams
  • Take advantage of many photo opportunities
Full description
The famous Butchart Gardens exist on the site of an exhausted limestone quarry. The first garden, the Sunken Garden, was built when the Butcharts hired a Japanese landscape architect to transform the quarry space into something beautiful. On the 35-minute bus ride from Victoria, your experienced driver will provide an overview of Victoria’s history past, present & future. Once the bus gets you to Butchart Gardens, you will have the opportunity to explore the enchanting grounds for yourself. The gardens span 55 acres and provide a total sensory experience. The flowers and scents transform with the seasons, and you will have a spectacular experience no matter what time of year! As you wander the gardens, we encourage you to enjoy the view while sipping from a cup of coffee at one of the restaurants or seasonal cafés scattered across the grounds. The gardens have become a major attraction on Vancouver Island, and have been honored as a National Historic Site of Canada because of their international popularity.
  • Professional guide
  • Coach bus transportation
  • Entrance fee
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

721 Government Street

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour includes walking through sections of the gardens.
  • In December and early January take in the holiday lights and witness the gardens come alive with thousands of twinkling lights and holiday decor!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 9 reviews

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August 28, 2021

February 16, 2020

Nice half day trip

Transport from Victoria downtown to the gardens by bus, there you can stay as long as you want and then take the bus back. I found it a bit sad that there was no tour included.

June 16, 2019

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