All Butchart Gardens Bus Tours allow our guests to take any trip departing from downtown and return on any of our schedules from the Gardens. See our Butcharts Tour schedule and pricing for all Seasons
The Butchart Gardens - one of Victoria's most famous and popular attractions! Begun in 1904 as an effort to restore a worked-out quarry site, The Butchart Gardens has since been delighting visitors from all around the world. As you make your way around the gardens, you'll walk through intimate stone paths and streams lined with colorful arrays of flowers and trees. The gardens adjusts their floral displays to suit the season so it is just as spectacular in Spring and Fall as it is in Summer.
The Butchart Gardens has been designed to please the eye and generally delight the senses. It could be the pale green of emerging leaves in spring, complemented by brilliant pink or white flowers of trees; the dazzling bedding plants framed in by sweeping lawns, with the treat to the nose of a waft of a thousand scents of summer. Approximately 35 minutes from downtown, The Butchart Gardens features over 55 acres of meticulously manicured grounds. Blossoms, fragrances and during the summer, the Night Illuminations, ensure that this will be an experience you will not soon forget.
Saturday nights in July and August feature spectacular fireworks - Learn more on the Butchart Fireworks Tour here.
Departure: Downtown – Fairmont Empress Hotel (721 Government Street) –
Note: Hotel pick-ups available at Harbour Towers, Royal Scot, Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria Marriot and other select hotels.
Rate: Adult $54.25 Youth $34.25 Child $19.50
Child Rates 5 - 12 years / Youth Rate 13 - 17 years (under 5 years are free)
*Rates are in Canadian Dollars and includes Butcharts Gardens Admission. Subject to applicable Taxes.
ARRIVING IN VICTORIA BY CRUISE SHIP? The Victoria Cruise Ship Terminal is located at Ogden Point approximately one (1) mile from downtown Victoria and the Fairmont Empress Hotel. All CVS Tours depart from the front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel a quick 8 minute taxi ride from the Cruise Terminal - average cost for a family of 4 or less is $7.00 CDN. Taxi cabs may be found directly outside the customs area at the terminal. Many of our tours will have a drop off returning directly to the Cruise Ship Terminal for your convenience.