Enjoy a stunning day trip from Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens! Take a scenic Victoria tour like no other complete with a ferry ride to Seattle.
- BC Parliament
- Fairmont Empress Hotel
- Victoria Harbor
- Butchart Gardens
- Ferry to Seattle
- Private Tour
The trip to Victoria and Butchart Gardens begins with your personal local guide (who may also be your tour driver) picking you up at your Vancouver hotel. Please note that it is essential to be on time in the hotel room to avoid missing the ferry.
Upon departure, the bus (or the vehicle) will arrive at the Tsawwassen Ferry terminal.
The ferry provides many onboard services such as a buffet, a restaurant, a coffee shop, stores for souvenirs and even free Wi-Fi.
Victoria City is a British Columbia capital located on Vancouver Island. The island was home to the indigenous people, the local individuals. The southern portion of the island was populated by many aboriginal families and split into several groups based on their dialects.
Some geographical names still bear the distinctive character of the First Nations. When British Columbia became the Dominion of Canada’s sixth province in 1871, it was announced that Victoria was the province’s capital. Today, Victoria is British Columbia’s educational, tourism, and political center.
The town is proud to be Canada’s striking heritage site with its mixture of wild nature and the picture of a contemporary “British” town.
Victoria is known as the “City of Gardens.” The roads are adorned with flowers, trees, and tiny parks to make you seem to be in an enormous garden with some of a city’s components. Our first stop will be in the renowned Butchart Gardens where you can see different types of crops and flowers based on the portion of the garden in which you are.
The Butchart Gardens excursion is accompanied by a trip to the BC Parliament and a meeting with the lovely Fairmont Hotel’s ancient construction.
The Butchart Gardens are a collection of floral show gardens situated near Victoria on Vancouver Island in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada. Every year, over a million people visit the gardens. The gardens have been listed as a Canadian National Historic Site.
Mr. Butchart collected ornamental birds from all over the world, having a parrot in the yard, ducks in the Star Pond, and peacocks on the front lawn, while Mrs. Butchart collected plants. On the current site of the Begonia Bower, he designed many elaborate birdhouses for the gardens and trained pigeons.
Mr. and Mrs. Butchart conducted weekly symphony concerts in the beginning. These were originally only for the family’s guests, but they eventually drew a larger crowd.
More recently, they have provided a wide variety of local entertainment, ranging from jazz to classical music, during the Summer Season (July and August) and the Winter Holiday Season.
First of all, one may believe our trip is about culture, architecture, and history, but Victoria has much more to give. You will be able to meet the wild nature and get closer to it in this town, full of the British spirit. We always bring food for the Victoria Wharf residents. The seals attract tourists to feed them and are a major component of our versatile Victoria Tour.
Your guide will bring you to the Victoria Ferry Terminal on your way to Seattle by the end of the trip. Please note that in order to enter the USA, this trip needs suitable records.
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Last Updated on February 26, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com