Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 13 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience Victoria’s signature beauty on a full-day tour from Vancouver. Traveling by coach and ferry, witness the region’s stunning waterways and mountains en route to British Columbia’s capital. Spend the day snapping photos and visiting the city’s top attractions like the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre (22-hectare) haven for nature enthusiasts. This tour combines guided coach tours and free time to explore on your own.
  • Day trip to Victoria from Vancouver
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise to Vancouver Island
  • Take a sightseeing coach tour of downtown Victoria
  • Soak up free time to explore Victoria at your leisure
  • See the world-famous Butchart Gardens and capture photos of the impressive floral displays
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included (select hotels)

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Please call to arrange)
  • Professional driver / guide
  • Local taxes
  • Admission for the ferry
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
    1601 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada

    Please be ready for pick up at the Westin Bayshore 30 minutes before tour time. Hotel pick-up from select Vancouver hotels is available but you must call to schedule this ahead of time. Transportation will not go to hotels without prior scheduling and confirmation.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Explore one of Canada’s most beautiful cities on this full-day tour of Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Your excursion begins with morning pickup from your select Vancouver or Richmond hotel, followed by a scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands. 

Dock on Vancouver Island with the whole day ahead of you. Hop aboard the awaiting coach, and get a lay of the land as you travel to Victoria. Then enjoy leisure time to grab some lunch (own expense) and visit landmarks like the Royal BC Museum, Parliament Buildings, Fairmont Empress Hotel, and Chinatown.

Saving the best for last, your Victoria tour concludes with a visit to Butchart Gardens. Stroll along flower-lined paths, discover the many themed gardens, and admire the remarkable landscaping.

After your garden tour, head to the ferry for the relaxing ride back to Vancouver. Your tour ends with return service to your departure point. 

Please note: Hotel information required at time of booking. Call tour operator in advance to reconfirm.

BC Ferries

Enjoy a 90 minute scenic cruise across the Strait of Georgia aboard BC Ferries. Your mini-coach will drive right onto the ship.

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


Enjoy some leisure time in the beautiful Victoria. Rich with art, history and architecture, there is plenty to see and do.

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

The pick up should be much earlier, with an earlier ferry so more time can be spent in Victoria and Butchart Gardens.
It was a long day but well worth the time.
If you don't know how to get from Vancouver to Victoria, this make the travel easy.
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Great tour, wishing for more time.
Dante_T, Mar 2023
Tim was a great tour guide start to finish. He was very knowledgeable of the areas visited and was engaging to everyone in the group. I will say that the stops felt a bit rushed, perhaps an extra hour would suffice, but taking the ferry puts the whole day on a tight schedule. That being said, Tim kept the whole tour lively and entertained with many amusing dad jokes.
The LandSea tour leader,...
Peter_J, Mar 2023
The LandSea tour leader, Brandon, gave us a great day out and the whole trip was well organised. Thank you.
Nice tour
Catherine_L, Nov 2022
went on this year's last tour with Brent the guide, Brent is knowledge and considerate. nice tour to Vancouver Island and great ferry experience. would recommend it especially to solo travelers.
Ellen_A, Oct 2022
Tim was an amazing tour guide getting us to and from Victoria & Butchers Gardens. Shared lots of knowledge and history all with great humour.
Awesome tour guide!
Maria_C, Oct 2022
Our day trip to Victoria exploring Butchart Garden, downtown Victoria is such a wonderful experience. It is not possible to completely explore these places without a helpful tour guide who knows everything about the place. We were very lucky to have someone like Joe who was so knowledgeable and accommodating. Thank you Joe!
Great experience
Rachel_F, Oct 2022
Our tour guide, Tim, was amazing. He provided extensive history and was very informative. We wish we had more time in Victoria but knew our time would be limited when we booked this tour. We had about 2 hours at the gardens and another 2 hours in the city. The ferry ride over was beautiful. Definitely recommend, especially if you get Tim as your guide!
Weekend in Vancouver
Pablo_E, Oct 2022
Very good trip. Beautiful places. Could be better if you have time to stay one night in Victoria to have a complete visit.
Had a great time! The...
Ying_J, Oct 2022
Had a great time! The Gardens were absolutely stunning and our driver was excellent. Ferry ride was also a lot of fun.
Great trip, long day!
Tom_M, Oct 2022
Awesome but long day (13 hours!). Not much time really at Butchart Gardens (90 minutes), because of the time at downtown Victoria too, but doing both is quite nice. If you really want time at the gardens probably take the trip that focuses on that only. The ferry is interesting and ended up eating lunch and dinner on the ferry, the food is decent. Much of your time is spent in transit…driver Casey was awesome.
Very happy with our tour
Carolyn_F, Oct 2022
Our tour guide Casey was great! He was on time for all pickups, Ferry appointments and reservations, very informative and shared much information of the areas we traveled through, helpful, fun and a great driver! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the Butchart Gardens Tour and our time in Victoria! Thank you very much!
Wonderful Day
MARYKAY_L, Oct 2022
It was wonderful & Tim did everything he could to make it a memorable experience. I especially liked that he was specific about when & where to be for each pick up.
Day trip to sunny Victoria and Butchart Gardens
Gerald_K, Oct 2022
The tour to Butchart Gardens was fantastic, every minute there was worthwhile. The Victoria tour allowed us to relax a bit, we had plenty of time to shop, eat and sightsee. It was a long day but very worthwhile. Our driver-guide was great, nice guy on top of being informative and helpful.
Flower Wonderland
Cinde_W, Oct 2022
The gardens were in a bit of transition but still jaw-dropping! So very beautiful!!! Have looked forward to it for decades and happy to move it out of my wish bucket.
Butchart Gardens
Linda_G, Oct 2022
Our Brent gave us tips for going through the gardens which were a great help. Super guide. Great time.
Well worth the time and the money!!
Phil_P, Sep 2022
Brent was fantastic! We were able to get on the 10am ferry instead of the 11 am ferry and it gave us more time at Victoria and the Gardens.
Great Experience
Terry_W, Sep 2022
We only had one full day in British Columbia and this was the way to spend it! It was a great experience and we had a wonderful time. The weather was off and on rain, but it didn't ruin the experience. It was a long, long day, but well worth the time and cost. Our tour guide did a great job and we enjoyed everything from the ferry rides to downtown Victoria to the Buchart Gardens. Don't think it would be fun for children, but was great for mature adults.
Long yet efficient tour
Jeanie_G, Sep 2022
Initially I had some concerns upon reading the reviews prior to the tour. But after the tour, i was glad we decided to proceed with the tour. My parents loved it! It was a 13 hour tour. Thanks to Brent's colleague who helped to pick some of the passengers, we managed to arrive at the ferry terminal early and got slotted in for the 9am ferry instead of the 10am one. We had about 4 hours at Victoria City and 2 hours at the Butchart Gardens which I felt it was more than enough time for us. We even walked to Fisherman's Wharf to have Barb's fish and chips. Brent was a wonderful guide. He was talking non stop while driving. He even offered the passengers an option to visit the gardens earlier. That means he had to drive from city to the gardens twice. While waiting for the passengers at the pick up spot, he was also not lazing around. He was busy marking each map on the attractions to visit and the meeting spot etc. On the way back on the ferry, he was contacting his colleagues to check if they could help to send some of the passengers back to their accomodations so that they were able rest early. We were grateful that we were able to be dropped off directly at our airbnb instead of one of the official pick up places. Thank you Landsea tours, Brent and his 2 other colleagues on making this tour a memorable one!
Renee_K, Sep 2022
The gardens are beautiful, we saw many great things & our guide was very knowledgeable about what we were seeing.
Beyond Beautiful
Elsa_B, Sep 2022
Victoria and Butchart Gardens is an experience you won’t forget. No matter the group size, there is something for everyone. We did three excursions during our visit to Vancouver and Jim was the BEST tour guide hands down! He has jokes for days (that are really funny) and shares so much history both old and new. Great job Jim from your friends from California and Mexico!
A symphony of colour
Susan_H, Sep 2022
I think it was our driver Joe as right from the start he was so upbeat He was well informed and very funny he made the trip more enjoyable