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Victoria: Butchart Gardens Express Shuttle

1. Victoria: Butchart Gardens Express Shuttle

The famous Butchart Gardens exist on the site of an exhausted limestone quarry. The first garden, the Sunken Garden, was built when the Butcharts hired a Japanese landscape architect to transform the quarry space into something beautiful. On the 35-minute bus ride from Victoria, your experienced driver will provide an overview of Victoria’s historical past, present, and future. Once the bus gets you to Butchart Gardens, you will have the opportunity to explore the enchanting grounds for yourself. The gardens span 55 acres and provide a total sensory experience. The flowers and scents transform with the seasons, and you will have a spectacular experience no matter what the time of year. As you wander the gardens, we encourage you to enjoy the view while sipping from a cup of coffee at one of the restaurants or seasonal cafés scattered across the grounds. The gardens have become a major attraction on Vancouver Island, and have been honored as a National Historic Site of Canada because of their international popularity.

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What people are saying about Vancouver Island

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4.5 / 5

based on 519 reviews

Beautiful gardens! Our tour guide/motor coach driver was a wealth of information and kept us entertained on the way there and back. One of the highlights of our trip!

Beautiful day to take the hop on hop off bus tour. Interesting info given throughout the tour by a charming a funny tour guide

The driver was excellent in providing valuable information on the tour. He spoke well and was easy to understand.

Very informative tour about the city of Victoria. Beautiful city and this is the best way to see it!

Very good use of limited time. Transportation was great and drivers excellent