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Butchart Gardens And Royal Bc Museum

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Enjoy a fully narrated tour around Victoria as you make your way to Butchart Gardens featuring 55 acres of wonderful floral displays and garden settings in a former quarry. After your time enjoying nature you will make your way back to the city and the Royal BC Museum to experience a world-class museum of natural and human history.

Start your outdoor adventure with an approximately 35-minute, narrated ride to the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Spend time among tropical butterflies and lush gardens. While this attraction is home to up to 70 species of tropical butterflies, it also is the residence of unique wildlife, including poison dart frogs, flamingos, tropical birds, and large iguanas.

Your garden exploration continues with a ride to the world-renown Butchart Gardens, an acclaimed National Historic Site of Canada. Since 1904, locals and tourists alike visit the Butchart Gardens to catch a glimpse of its manicured lawns that frame delightful flower beds and the gorgeous Japanese and Italian Gardens. With over 55 acres of green space, these gardens are the perfect place for a stroll to take in the scents of the trees and plants before heading back to your port in Victoria.

From sprawling lawns that frame floral beds to a world of thousands of butterflies and exotic insects, there's much to see on this exciting excursion. When you are ready to make your way back to the city, at the designated time and bus stop, return to the starting point of your tour.

Across the street from your return point you will find the Royal BC Museum. Founded in 1886, the Royal British Columbia Museum consists of The Province of British Columbia's natural and human history museum as well as the British Columbia Provincial Archives. The Archives was founded in 1894 and in 2003, these two organizations joined to become British Columbia's combined provincial museum and archives, collecting artifacts, documents and specimens of British Columbia's natural and human history, safeguarding them for the future and sharing them with the world. The museum showcases many permanent exhibits as well as traveling exhibits, enjoy discovering the many different attractions while in the museum during their operating hours of 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

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from $89.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 10-minute taxi (not included, approximately $10 US each way), or an approximately 30-minute shuttle (not included, approximately $15 US per person) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not included.
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, walking shoes. A light jacket may be needed depending on the time of the year.
Guests need to be able to walk over the many levels of the gardens, on paved and gravel surfaces. There are numerous inclines and steps required to access the many different levels. Fold up wheelchairs can be accommodated on the motor coach with advanced notice. Motorized scooters cannot be accommodated on the transportation to the gardens.