Butchart Gardens Experience

Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria’s ‘gem’ is the world-renowned Butchart Gardens, National Historic Site of Canada. This privately-owned 55-acre display garden is located just 35 minutes north of downtown. Guests visit the many themed Gardens including the Rose Garden, Sunken Garden with the dramatic Ross fountain waterworks or the perfect precision of the Italian Gardens and more!

The Butchart Garden Tour runs year-round, with frequent bus departures to and from the Gardens on a daily basis. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing from one of many available return times on the direct and express service from Fairmont Empress.


Please meet at the CVS Kiosk in front of the Fairmont Empress hotel 10 minutes prior to the hourly departure time. Please present the Jonview voucher in exchange for your tickets. The shuttle will depart hourly starting from 09:00 AM. Return shuttles from Butchart Gardens to the Fairmont Empress are also available hourly starting from 11:00 AM.

For up to date pick up times, please visit the following link and scroll to the bottom of the page as schedules vary slightly depending on the time of the year that you are travelling.

Butchart Gardens Experience