The Butchart Gardens is 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 with its 55 acres of meticulously manicured grounds. 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. Butchart Gardens adjusts their floral displays seasonally so it is just as spectacular in Spring and Fall as it is in Summer.

CVS Tour coaches to The Butchart Gardens depart curbside in front of The Fairmont Empress. Frequent departures to and from the gardens are offered on a daily basis from Spring until Fall. We highly recommend arriving curbside in front of The Empress approximately 30-minutes prior to your preferred tour time. The gardens are an approximate 40-minute drive from downtown Victoria with historical narration en route. You may choose any departure to the gardens and return on any of the CVS Tour coaches throughout the day. Your ticket includes both roundtrip coach transportation between Victoria and The Butchart Gardens, and of course entry into the gardens.

  • Full Flexibility in Trips - head out on any departure and pick your own return
  • CVS Tours uses air-conditioned coaches
  • Local drivers provide historical narration en route about Victoria and the gardens
  • Every Child ticket purchased includes a Butchart Gardens Carousel ride


Butchart Garden Tour tickets available for purchase from any Kenmore Air Agent; either via phone or at check-in.

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