About This Tour
Victoria + Butchart Gardens Tour
Discover the best of BC’s beautiful greenery and coastal scenery on this adventurous Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour, from Vancouver. Watch for seals and whales from the comfort of your BC Ferry on the Georgia Strait crossing. Stroll among Butchart Gardens’ verdant flowerbeds, where colourful flowers bloom across the seasons, and hit the historic sites of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Along the way, your expert guide shares knowledge of the region’s rich history and heritage.
Prices include attraction admission and taxes. Gratuity is optional and is not included in the price. If you feel our staff have gone above and beyond your expectations, gratuity will be greatly appreciated.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will we spend on BC Ferries?
It takes about 90 minutes on the BC Ferries to reach Vancouver Island from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. Onboard amenities include a self-serve restaurant, kid’s entertainment area and washrooms.
How much free time will we have in Victoria?
Depending on the season, during the Spring and Summer tour guest will have approximately 2-2.5 hours of free time. During the Winter season, guests will have approximately 1.5 hours of free time in Victoria.
How much time will we spend at Butchart Gardens?
You will have approximately 1.5-2 hours of free time in the Butchart Gardens depending on the departure time, with the 8:30 departure offering the most time at the gardens.
Is there food on the ferry?
Yes, you can purchase food at the onboard café and full buffet.
Are the Butchart Gardens wheelchair accessible?
Yes, all public areas are wheelchair accessible with the exception of a viewpoint area within the Sunken Garden known as “The Mound.”
What can I do during my free time in Victoria?
Enjoy the quaint charm of the shops, cafes, restaurants, and galleries that fill Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Sip a festive afternoon tea at the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel or explore the spectacular provincial parliament buildings. Ask your Guide for recommendations to help you create your perfect day in Victoria.