This day trip starts with a ferry ride from Pier 69 at Seattle’s Central Waterfront. Enjoy of the beautiful views of the Olympic Mountain Range on the journey across Puget Sound. Be on the lookout for whales in the water on the way to Victoria.
Upon arrival at Victoria’s Inner Harbour, take a motor coach to the famous Butchart Gardens, one of the top tourist attractions in British Columbia and ranked by USA Today, CNN and National Geographic as one of the top display gardens in the world. Butchart Gardens has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada because of their international renown.
Take approximately two hours to explore the beautiful grounds.
The unforgettable Sunken Garden is a must-see, featuring cradle beds of annuals, flowering trees, and unique shrubs. Concert Lawn Walk displays a domed Children’s Pavilion and Rose Carousel with 30 hand-carved wooden animals and chariots. The Rose Garden showcases roses of every kind — marked by name, origin and year — plus a frog fountain and wishing well. There are also Japanese, Italian and Mediterranean Gardens to enjoy.
Then it’s off to Victoria to explore the city for the remainder of the day. At dusk, return to the ferry for a scenic cruise back to Seattle.
Notice: A U.S. passport, passport card, enhanced driver’s license or enhanced ID card (EDL/ID) is required to get in and out of Canada. Those who are not citizens of the U.S. or Canada will be required to present a passport and/or visa.