whether you are a first time visitor or have come to Victoria many times...Butchart Gardens is always top on the list to see the ever changing gardens.
Amazing gardens. Music every night in the summer. Fireworks show Saturday nights in the summer too.
Be consumed with flowers and unbelievable landscaping! You'll leave feeling fresh and inspired.
The Famous Butchert Gardens located in Brentwood Bay. Fun to get to via the Mill Bay ferry which is south (20 minute drive) from here. Pop on the ferry with your car. Once at the ferry terminal it is just minutes drive to these famous gardens
Strolling through Butchart Gardens is the perfect segway into a peaceful vacation in Victoria.
“The Royal BC Museum has a variety of artifacts from Vancouver Island and the rest of BC, check out their website to see what their current exhibit is. ”
“This has had a number of names over the years but it's a great place to take the kids or just go and see the local sea life. 3.6km or a 7 minute drive away. Next to the Victoria Distillery.”
“We can't say enough about this place. Fantastic, especially in winter, as it's a nice little getaway from the rain and grey skies. Tropical plants, flamingos, and hundreds of butterflies, what more could one ask for?”
“Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s.”
“Wonderful huge park situated on the edge of downtown Victoria surrounded by the funky historic neighbourhood of James Bay with many fine restaurants, pubs and more and on the other side of the park boarded by Cook St. village more yet more restaurants, bakery, pub and a fabulous walkable neighbourhood. At the southern end of Beacon Hill Park is the almost endless coast walk. You can walk in either direction and follow the coast to Fishermans wharf, the Parliament Buildings, The Empress and downtown. Or go in the opposite direction and follow Dallas Rd along the famous Victoria Marathon route to King Edward Terrace and eventually Beach Drive with so many historic sites along the way. ”