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  • Address: 800 Benvenuto Avenue
  • Hours: Daily 9am–3:30pm (open as late as 10pm depending on season)
  • Admission: Varies seasonally

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Butchart Gardens

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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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus, Vancouver, null
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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 940 Reviews

Explore Victoria's highlights on this small-group day trip from Vancouver. Enjoy a 1.5-hour cruise to Vancouver Island and then take a sightseeing coach tour ...  Read more

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

From USD $155.25
Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria, Victoria, Day Trips
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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 150 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 $50.33
Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver, Vancouver, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 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 $150.78
Victoria in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Victoria, Day Trips
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Victoria in One Day Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

See the best of Victoria and its surrounding attractions on this activity-filled day tour! The perfect combination of free time and guided elements, this tour ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $141.21
Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria and Butchart Gardens Admission, Victoria, Full-day Tours
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Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria and Butchart Gardens Admission

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 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 $125.52
Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver, Vancouver, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Begin your tour with a 90-minute cruise aboard BC Ferries. With scenery so jaw-dropping, you won’t want to blink. Relax and enjoy the voyage through ...  Read more

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

From USD $154.48
Best of Victoria Tour: Whale Watching, Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise from Vancouver, ... 
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Best of Victoria Tour: Whale Watching, Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise from Vancouver

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Combine four great experiences for the ultimate Vancouver day trip! Take a whale-watching cruise, sightsee around Victoria at your own pace, explore the ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $255.94
Butchart Gardens Luxury Evening Experience: Seaplane Flight and 3-Course Dinner, Victoria, Dolphin ... 
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Butchart Gardens Luxury Evening Experience: Seaplane Flight and 3-Course Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 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 $213.57
Victoria to Vancouver Tour Including Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise, Victoria, Air Tours
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Victoria to Vancouver Tour Including Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise

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Explore Butchart Gardens at your leisure. Take a 2-hour sunset cruise on a luxury catamaran. Relax with this convenient and flexible tour.

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

From USD $92.92
Victoria Day Trip from Seattle with Butchart Gardens, Seattle, Day Cruises
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Victoria Day Trip from Seattle with Butchart Gardens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Experience Victoria’s world-class Butchart Gardens and other city highlights on this full-day tour from Seattle. Take a relaxing, scenic ferry ride ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $184.50

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