Victoria + Butchart Gardens Tour

  • Fountain and flowers outside of the BC parliament buildings in Victoria, part of the Victoria + Butchart Gardens TourCredit: Destination BC & Edward Gifford
  • Fairmont Empress Hotel in the Victoria Inner Harbour, part of the Victoria + Butchart Gardens TourCredit: Tourism Victoria
  • Mountains behind BC Ferries on route from Vancouver, part of the Victoria + Butchart Gardens TourCredit: BC Ferries
  • Pink tulips and trees at Butchart Gardens on Vancouver IslandCredit: Butchart Gardens
  • Gazebo and Bench in the Butchart GardensCredit: Butchart Gardens

The Victoria + Butchart Gardens Tour starts with a 90-minute cruise aboard BC Ferries, and just gets better. With scenery so jaw-dropping you won’t want to blink, relax and enjoy the voyage through Juan de Fuca Straight and the Gulf Islands. From exploring the Inner Harbour of BC’s capital city of Victoria–named after British monarch Queen Victoria–to Butchart Gardens, 22 breathtaking hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured beauty, this tour delivers a royally spectacular day-trip to remember.

Highlights include:

  • Victoria’s Inner Harbour including Fairmont Empress Hotel, Parliament Buildings, Chinatown, Downtown & Beacon Hill Park
  • Add-on Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel or Whale Watching with our easy Bundles
  • Air-lift home with our scenic Harbour Air return by seaplane option

Stops include:

  • The botanical paradise of world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Ample leisure time to relax and discover

We’ve compiled a list of our most common questions and some fun facts. Still have questions? We can help! Give us a call at 604-451-1600.

How long will we spend on BC Ferries?
How much time will we spend at Butchart Gardens?
How much free time will we have in Victoria?
What can I do during my free time in Victoria?

See our General FAQ.

Did you know?

  • Some famous people from Victoria include NBA basketball player Steve Nash, and Grammy Award winning singer Nelly Furtado.
  • Butchart Gardens employs 50 full time and 12 part time gardeners.