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Day Trip to Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Enjoy a scenic ferry ride through the picturesque Gulf Islands before taking a guided tour of Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city, and then paying a visit to the world-famous Butchart Gardens. There is also the option to add on a stunning float plane journey.

Get ready for a rewarding day which begins with a 90-minute ferry ride through the picturesque Gulf Islands as you head to Vancouver Island and the picturesque city of Victoria.

As well as taking in the stunning scenery, marine wildlife sightings from the outdoor decks are common, especially eagles, sea lions and even whales!

Upon arrival at British Columbia's capital, you will take a guided tour of the major sights and attractions including the iconic Parliament Buildings and the world-renowned Fairmont Hotel.

Become aquainted with the city courtesy of a drive through the inner city along Government Street and North America's second-oldest Chinatown before heading to the highlight of the trip - Butchart Gardens.

At this enchanting botanical wonder you will discover over 50 acres of meticulously manicured gardens, linked by spacious lawns, streams and lily ponds. The variety is endless as you meander through the the trails to the original Sunken Garden, the Japanese Garden and the prize-winning Rose Garden.

You will return to Vancouver via bus and ferry giving you another chance to take in the majestic Gulf Island scenery.

Why not add on a thrilling float plane flight?

Begin the day, quite literally, on a high with an awe-inspiring 35-minute float plane flight to Victoria instead of taking the outbound cruise. As well as giving you more time on the island, the stunning aerial views over the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island have to be seen to be believed.

Experience Includes

  • Pictureque cruise through the Gulf Islands
  • Guided tour of Victoria
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Free time to explore Victoria's Inner Harbour
  • Services of an expert tour guide
  • Pick-up and drop off from selected downtown Vancouver hotels

Experience Excludes

  • Refreshments
  • Optional gratuities


Daily: April to October (one-way floatplane only available 1st May - 30th Sep).

Departure location

Pick-up from centrally located Vancouver hotels.

Start times

Varies between 8.30am and 9.30am. See calendar for more details.


Approximately 12 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • The exact itinerary and route is subject to change depending on local conditions.
  • Government Issued Photo ID is required for all passengers.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.