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Treat yourself to a memorable night out at the famous Butchart Gardens, beginning with a thrilling seaplane flight from Victoria to the beloved National Historic Site of Canada. Savor a 3-course dinner of fresh, seasonal cuisine at the gardens’ on-site restaurant before a enjoying a romantic stroll through fragrant landscapes illuminated by special evening light displays. After touring the enchanting gardens at your leisure, ride back to Victoria Harbor in style aboard a chauffeured limousine.


  • Dinner at Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada
  • Fly from Victoria Harbour to Butchart Gardens by seaplane
  • Admire spectacular aerial views of Vancouver Island and the surrounding water and islands as you fly
  • Enjoy a 3-course dinner of seasonal dishes like wild BC salmon or pork chops from a local farm
  • Take a nighttime walk through the floodlit gardens, admiring the enormous variety of flowers and other plant life
  • Return to Victoria Harbour in style by private limousine

What You Can Expect

Butchart Gardens Luxury Evening Experience: Seaplane Flight and 3-Course Dinner

Seaplane from Victoria to Butchart Gardens

Your Butchart Gardens adventure starts at Victoria Harbour, where you’ll check in for your flight and board your seaplane for the quick journey up to the gardens, just 12 miles (19 km) north of Victoria. Enjoy the aerial views of Vancouver Island and the Haro Strait as you fly.

When you arrive at Butchart, sit down to a delicious three-course dinner in the cheerful and elegant Dining Room, one of the gardens’ on-site restaurants. Feast on a seasonal menu of soup or salad followed by a main course featuring regional meat or fish, and then relax over a sweet dessert and cup of coffee or tea.

Dinner lasts about 90 minutes, and then you have one hour to stroll through the gardens at your leisure. Sure, the gardens are gorgeous during the day, but at night they’re nearly magical. After the sun sets, lights come on across the gardens, creating shadows and illuminating the creatively designed displays of flowers, shrubs and trees. It’s very romantic!

At around 10pm, hop inside a luxurious limousine for the 30-minute drive back to Victoria Harbour, where your tour ends.

Sample menu (you have your choice of one for each course)
First course:
  • Organic field greens with fresh blossoms and white balsamic vinaigrette
  • Potato cheddar soup with melted leeks and broccoli florets
Second course:
  • Wild BC salmon with clam and potato gratin, wilted greens, and caramelized shallot vinaigrette
  • Cowichan Valley chicken with gnocchi, asparagus, bacon, toasted pine nuts and white wine beurre blanc (butter sauce)
  • Alberni Valley pork chop with a corn and wild rice cabbage roll, smoked paprika, tomato and onion ring
Dessert (served with freshly brewed coffee or tea):
  • Signature vanilla bean crème brûlée with raspberry and white chocolate biscotti
  • Zuccotto: Chocolate truffle ice cream with espresso-dipped ladyfingers

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Customer Reviews

Ryan E United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our Journey to the Butchart Gardens begins at the Victoria Harbour Seaplane Terminal in Downtown Victoria, BC Canada.

We had the pleasure of meeting Graham who would be piloting our Seaplane to the Butchart Gardens. Graham was nice enough to let me ride upfront in the co-pilot seat and after a few minutes of final preparations, we were flying over the Downtown area and on our way to the Gardens.

Graham was extremely professional, explained the areas we were flying over and provided exceptional service.

After we landed, we had a great view of the Harbour as we approached the Butchart Gardens Private Dock.

I highly recommend Harbour Air Seaplanes for your next flight and especially if you are headed into the Butchart Gardens. The Seaplane experience is top notch, their staff are friendly, professional and well trained and the Gardens entry was quick and painless.

The Dinner was absolutely five star, the Gardens were exceptional and evening Fireworks are not to be missed.

There is an option for a few extra dollars to have a Private Limo take you back to the Hotel. If you are staying on Saturday Evening for the Fireworks Display, I highly recommend this option to allow you time to enjoy the presentation.

Thank You again to Graham for your exceptional service and to Harbour Air Seaplanes for one of the highlights from our recent holiday to Canada.

Sandra H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A truly magical and memorable experience

My list

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

An excellent evening out, starting with the seaplane ride with views of Victoria followed by a delicious 3 course meal sitting on the balcony of the restaurant overlooking beautiful gardens. The gardens were stunning and immaculately kept with the most beautiful displays, fountains and a huge rose garden. Top all of that off with a chauffeur driven stretch limo to take you back to your hotel!!!

Michael K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Great seaplane ride and nice pilot.
Gardens are wonderful, especially at dusk/night

Jered M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

This is an awesome experience. The seaplane is fun, the food is incredible and the scenery is outstanding.

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