Historic Downtown & Butchart Gardens
Victoria, BC, CanadaBack to Excursion Results
Get an introduction to Victoria’s historic downtown and visit the famed Butchart Gardens.
Renowned as Canada's "City of Gardens", Victoria and its gardens burst into bloom year round. Your tour will include an introduction to the historic downtown and a visit to the famed Butchart Gardens. On this excursion, you will:
- Arrive at the gardens where your guide will provide a look into how the Butchart Family transformed the gardens from a barren rock quarry to what it is now.
- Use multi-language maps to help you conduct your self-guided tour of the colorful gardens.
- Continue your journey via Chinatown, welcomed by the Gates of Harmonious Interest, and passing by Canada's narrowest street, Fan Tan Alley.
- Proceed to the Inner Harbor framed by some of Canada's most recognizable landmarks, the majestic Parliament Buildings and the ivy-covered Empress Hotel.
NOTE: Order of sights may vary. Walking time and distance is at each guests discretion. In the month of May/Mid June & Mid August / Mid September, arrival at the Gardens is in the dark. The Gardens are stunning in the evening / late evening when illuminated by thousands of hidden lights. The Gardens are NOT floodlit.