Some great Air, Land and Sea travel options which include admission to The Gardens.
Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa's Shuttle Cruise
Catch our relaxing warm and comfortable water shuttle for a scenic 1/2 hour narrated cruise to the ‘secret backdoor’ in Butchart Cove. Scheduled round-trip water shuttle runs June 1 - September 30 with additional summer sailings for the Saturday Fireworks.
May through October
Our one-way drop off service is an excellent way to see the gardens and then hop on one of our hybrid Rocky Mountain bikes and explore the region of Central Saanich with a memorable ride through our gorgeous countryside, along the Lochside Trail, back to Victoria.
CVS Sightseeing offers year around, direct service to The Gardens from downtown Victoria. Your ticket allows you to return to Victoria on any departure. Free WiFi is available on most tour buses.
Gray Line Sightseeing - Butchart Gardens Express
Sightseeing Victoria has a number of departures between the COHO Ferry and the Fairmont Empress (downtown Victoria) and The Gardens.
Island Time Tours
Tours and shuttle service from Victoria to Butchart Gardens and many other attractions and venues. Hotel and B & B pick up and drop off.
Orca Spirit Adventures
Whale Watching/ Butterfly Gardens/ Butchart Gardens admission, Afternoon tea at Butchart Gardens and return Transportation.
Prince of Whales
Combine ocean travel, whale watching and a visit to The Butchart Gardens. Find out more about Whales and Gardens Tour.
Trips begin and end in Victoria.
Tours depart from downtown Vancouver with free pick-up/drop off at most hotels in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby. Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights Tour - Dec 6 - 29 inclusive.
Landsea Tours & Adventures
Travel from Vancouver to Victoria in a fully equipped mini-coach for narrated day tour with plenty of free time in downtown Victoria and at The Gardens.
Pacific Coach Lines (PCL)
PCL provides downtown Vancouver hotel pick-up/drop-off service for your narrated sightseeing tour to the Butchart Gardens, daily departures between April 15th and October 15th including a Victoria City Orientation Tour with free time prior to your return to downtown Vancouver. (Pacific Coach Lines 简体中文 | 繁體中文)
Prince of Whales
Our 60 ft. covered cruiser takes a beautiful route through the Gulf Islands on an expedition to find marine mammals and concludes in Victoria’s Inner Harbour with a shuttle bus to The Gardens. Later the cruiser returns you to Vancouver.
Black Ball Ferry - MV Coho (Port Angeles)
Enjoy a scenic 90-minute crossing aboard the MV Coho from Port Angeles, WA to beautiful downtown Victoria. It is the most direct crossing between the US and Victoria. From downtown Seattle, you can board a Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island (35 min. crossing). Once there, drive about 1 hour and 35 minutes to Port Angeles. You can also drive 20 minutes north of Seattle, where another Washington State Ferry operates from Edmonds to Kingston (30 min. crossing), then drive 1.5 hours to Port Angeles. For a drive-only route, drive south on the I-5 to Tacoma, crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, towards Port Angeles — a 2.5-hour drive from SeaTac Airport, or 3-hour drive from downtown Seattle.
Victoria Clipper (Downtown Seattle)
The Clipper, a passenger only high speed catamaran ferry. offers a number of tours including The Butchart Gardens.
From world class hotels to cozy bed & breakfasts, our partners offer a wide range of guest packages including admission to The Gardens (click on each link to view). The information for each listing has been supplied by our partners.
If you want to stay close to The Gardens, there are a number of fine options to choose from. The Brentwood-Saanichton area is only 5 – 10 minute drive from The Gardens.
Beachcomber RV Park
Experience the natural beauty of a secluded ocean beach where RV enthusiasts can connect with nature. Open mid April to mid October and centrally located within 15 minutes of Butchart Gardens and downtown Victoria.
Benvenuto Bed and Breakfast
The Butchart Gardens is one of the most popular attractions for our guests when visiting Victoria. Just 1 km from Benvenuto B&B you can visit 55 acres of magnificent floral displays that offer spectacular views as you stroll along meandering pathways. The closest B&B to The Butchart Gardens.
Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa is less than 5 minutes from The Butchart Gardens. This luxury boutique hotel has thirty-three luxuriously appointed ocean view suites and is known for its understated elegance and impeccable service.
Victoria Garden Estate
Victoria Garden Estate was built around a passion for antiques and the love of gardening. Built in 1981 the architectural design gives this stately home an air of antiquity. With features such as the grand staircase replica of the one found in the Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, B.C.
Conveniently located in downtown Victoria and surrounding area, the following accommodations are approximately a 30 minute drive from The Gardens.
Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn
Unwind and relax in comfortable elegance just a five minute drive from downtown in Victoria's historic Rockland neighborhood. Abbeymoore's fabulous breakfasts and warm friendly hosts have led readers of TripAdvisor to rate us Canada's #1 B&B year after year.
Abigail's is an adult-oriented boutique bed-and-breakfast hotel housed in a 1930s heritage Tudor mansion. Ideally situated for couples getaways or uninterrupted business travel and in close proximity to all the best that Victoria has to offer.
Accent Inns Victoria
Not your typical, stuffy hotel chain. Welcome to Accent Inns: nice rooms, great service, real people and a fair price. (Why didn't anyone think of this?) We’re a pint-sized, boastfully BC hotel chain Stay local. Stay real.
Albion Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn
Albion Manor is Victoria’s Victorian Jewel. Our goal is to ensure your stay with us is the highlight of your trip to Victoria. Located close to the U.S. ferry terminal, ocean, and downtown shopping and Victoria’s major attractions.
Ashcroft House Bed & Breakfast
Our 1898 heritage bed and breakfast focuses on your comfort providing complete modern amenities. We strive to make your Victoria B&B experience the best with gracious hospitality, seaside downtown location, comfortably luxurious rooms, and sumptuous breakfasts.
The Beaconsfield Inn
The turn of the century home retains many historic elements evocative of the character and hospitality associated with eras gone by. In the heart of Victoria, the beautiful gardens, charming rooms and fine food ensure a luxurious experience.
Best Western Inner Harbour Victoria
Perfectly situated in the beautiful Inner Harbour, experience warm hospitality from our friendly staff. We offer a delicious and complimentary full breakfast buffet, gated underground parking and various recreational amenities.
Providing spacious and affordable accommodation in the heart of downtown and offering both a roof top dining experience celebrating our Island's best local food and a classic cocktail lounge Your authentically local hotel option.
The Fairmont Empress
Built in 1908, The Fairmont Empress sits majestically at the cornerstone of Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour. Property highlights of this classic hotel include luxurious accommodations, world famous Afternoon Tea, Willow Stream Spa and the Indian inspired Bengal Lounge.
Hemmingway's By the Sea
A beautiful and affordable 4-star luxury Bed and Breakfast in an elegant Victorian Tudor-Style home filled with charm, comfort, romance and warm hospitality. Walk, take public transit, or drive the short distance to downtown and the Inner Harbour.
Inn at Laurel Point
For pleasure, business or functions, you'll be exactly where you want to be! Run the seawall from right outside the front door or kayak the inner harbour. And whenever it's time to rest, this waterfront hotel is a welcoming sanctuary.
Quality Inn Downtown
A well-appointed and affordable downtown Victoria hotel only a few minutes walk to the harbour. A blend of comfort and affordability make the hotel great value, while friendly service and features will make your stay a pleasant one.
Ramada Victoria Hotel & Conference Centre
Ideal Victoria hotel accommodation, location, and exceptional value. The Victoria Ramada Hotel is just a five-minute drive from downtown, the famous Inner Harbour, and its most popular attractions.
The Royal Scot Suite Hotel
Just steps from Victoria’s Inner Harbour, the Royal Scot is your home away from home. Spacious suites feature full kitchens, complimentary wi-fi, flat screen TVs and DVD players. Stay and enjoy our indoor pool, hot tub, and downtown courtesy shuttle.
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
A full service, four-diamond hotel overlooking Victoria's historic and charming downtown. Steps away from world class attractions, venues, dining and world famous Inner Harbour. Consistently ranked top ten by Marriott International for overall guest satisfaction.
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