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  1. Canada
  2. Vancouver Island
  3. Victoria, British Columbia

The Butchart Gardens to Vancouver Adventure Crossing

Product ID: 100406
Looking to travel to Vancouver? Interested in visiting The Butchart Gardens? Looking for a more direct connection than the ferry? This is the package for you!
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Customize your day by selecting your connection to the Butchart Gardens based on your desired time in the gardens on any scheduled departure
  • Explore The Butchart Gardens and enjoy a luxury sunset cruise to downtown Vancouver
  • Travel through inlets and bays not visited on other departures
Full description
Travel by shuttle from downtown Victoria to Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay at your preferred time (shuttles depart throughout the day). Listen to a 30-minute narration along the way and stroll among the floral displays of the National Historic Site at your own pace. Customize your visit to this renowned attraction according to your interests. See the Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Concert Lawn, Italian Garden, Mediterranean Garden, and more.

In the afternoon, head down to the private dock, located within the Japanese Garden, and set sail from Butchart Cove aboard the Salish Sea Dream. Your 2.5-hour sunset cruise to Vancouver arrives at Coal Harbour in the evening.


Select any of the connections with CVS to the Butchart Gardens the day of travel, latest connection available at 3:00pm to ensure you do not miss the boat to Vancouver
4:15 - 4:30 pm: Meet the boat crew at the Butchart Gardens private dock (located near the Japanese Gardens)
4:45 pm: Vessel promptly departs Butchart Cove
4:45 - 7:00 pm: Cruise through the Gulf Islands enroute to Vancouver (2.5-hours)
7:00 pm: Arrival into downtown Vancouver - Just in time for dinner!

What to Bring:

It is recommended to bring windbreaker jackets, sweaters, long pants and closed toed shoes be worn by all passengers for their comfort.
as well as your own lunch or snacks for the adventure and sunglasses, sunscreen a camera and a sense of adventure.

Important Information:

Guests must pick up connection and admission vouchers from our office prior to boarding a shuttle to the Butchart Gardens.

Luggage may be dropped off at our office the day of departure prior to connecting to the Butchart Gardens.

The guided shuttle connection to the Butchart Gardens departs with CVS out the front of the Empress Hotel, connection takes approximately 45 minutes. Check in 10-15 minutes prior to desired departure time.

This package does not include a year-round whale sightings guarantee.

It is recommended to make reservations in advance if you wish to dine at the Butchart Gardens.
  • Entrance fees
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • One-way shared transfer
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3. This is on the lower causeway level.

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Toller Tagesausflug nach Victoria

Nachdem wir mit dem Wasserflugzeug von Vancouver angekommen sind, haben wir die Stadt besichtigt. Die Dauer konnten wir frei wählen, da jede Stunde ein Shuttlebus zum Burchart Gardens fuhr. Wir haben uns für 1 Uhr entschieden. Die Fahrt dauerte ca. 30 min. So hatten wir genug Zeit, uns den wundervollen Garten anzusehen. Um 16.30 Uhr ging es vom Bootsanleger unmittelbar am Garten mit dem Schiff Prince of Whales zurück nach Vancouver. Die Überfahrt dauerte 2,5 Sunden. Unterwegs konnten wir Wale beobachten. Das Schiff legte in Vancouver Granville Island an. Von hier sind wir mit dem Wassertaxi nach Yaletown, wo sich unser Hotel befand. Es war ein perfekter Ausflug !

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August 19, 2019

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Product ID: 100406