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  • Address: 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay BC V8M 1J8, Canada
  • Hours: Daily 9am–3:30pm (open as late as 10pm depending on season)
  • Admission: Varies seasonally
Travelers to the Butchart Gardens are treated to an enchanting floral show that changes with the seasons. Covering 55 acres (22 hectares) on Vancouver Island, the landscaped gardens are so intricately laid out that each of the themed "sub-gardens" is like a jewel in a crown. Gardeners and nature lovers alike will be inspired by Butchart, which was established in 1904.

As visitors make their way through the different garden "rooms"—from a dramatic sunken garden to rose-covered paths—throughout the year, they'll be able to admire bulbs in springtime; head out on the dahlia walk during summer; admire gorgeous fall colors; take in the Japanese-inspired garden in the winter months. The gardens are a popular spot to visit from Victoria, Vancouver and even Seattle, either on a sightseeing tour or combined with a whale-watching cruise or seaplane flight and three-course dinner in the park.

Insider's Tip: During peak season (July–August), the gardens can get quite crowded between 11am and 3pm. Arrive right at 9am when they open, and you'll be rewarded with beautiful lighting for your photographs.

Practical Info

The Butchart Gardens are 14 miles (23 km) north of Victoria on Vancouver Island, about a 30-minute drive. Buses run to the gardens from downtown Victoria and the Swartz Bay ferry terminal. There are several restaurants at the park.

Did You Know? On summer evenings, the gardens are filled with thousands of lights, with fireworks displays taking place every Saturday night in July and August.

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Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria and Butchart Gardens Admission, Victoria, null
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Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria and Butchart Gardens Admission

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Experience the natural beauty of Victoria with two memorable experiences in one day. Take a whale-watching tour from Inner Harbour around the Gulf Islands and ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.47
Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights and Dinner, Victoria, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights and Dinner

The must-visit Butchart Gardens are extra special during the holidays, and you’ll experience them in all their glory on this evening tour from Victoria. After ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.04
Brentwood Bay Fall Colors Kayak Tour and Butchart Gardens Visit, Victoria, Christmas
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Brentwood Bay Fall Colors Kayak Tour and Butchart Gardens Visit

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Take in the beautiful fall colors as you paddle your way through stunning Brentwood Bay and into Tod Gowlland Marine Park located behind the Butchart Gardens ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $70.94
Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver, Vancouver, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver

4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

This full-day narrated sightseeing tour takes you from downtown Vancouver to Victoria. Visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens and discover downtown Victoria. ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.27
Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria, Victoria, Day Trips
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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 184 Reviews

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the magnificent Butchart Gardens, Victoria's most famous attraction. This 55-acre garden of colorful and aromatic flowers ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $52.67
Butchart Gardens Luxury Evening Experience: Seaplane Flight and 3-Course Dinner, Victoria, Bus & ... 
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Butchart Gardens Luxury Evening Experience: Seaplane Flight and 3-Course Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

You have to eat dinner somewhere, so make it a meal to remember at Butchart Gardens! This exceptional experience will have you flying by seaplane from Victoria ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $212.83
Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching with Return to Vancouver by Speed Boat, Vancouver, Air Tours
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Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching with Return to Vancouver by Speed Boat

Combine two popular attractions into one day trip. Start your day by embarking on a whale watching safari from Vancouver to Victoria and spend a few hours ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $324.14
Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Helicopter and Speed Boat, Vancouver, Day Trips
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Helicopter and Speed Boat

Enjoy a helicopter ride from downtown Vancouver to Victoria over the spectacular Gulf Islands. Spend the day exploring Victoria. Admire the beauty of the ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $424.71
Victoria and Butchart Gardens with Victoria Clipper to Seattle One-Way from Vancouver, Vancouver, ... 
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens with Victoria Clipper to Seattle One-Way from Vancouver

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Need to get to Seattle? Make it an experience! With the journey to Victoria equally as fascinating as the city itself, this tour offers scenic ocean travel, a ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $272.31
Victoria to Vancouver Tour Including Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise, Victoria, Ferry Services
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Victoria to Vancouver Tour Including Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Explore Butchart Gardens at your leisure and learn about the National Historic Site during a shuttle from downtown Victoria. In the afternoon, board a luxury ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $90.98

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