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.


Please meet at the CVS Kiosk in front of the Fairmont Empress hotel 10 minutes prior to the time listed on your Travel Itinerary. Please present the Jonview voucher in exchange for your tickets. The transfer to Butchart Gardens leaves multiple times per day but a time must be booked in advance as the transfers will fill up. Should you wish to change to a different time than what is noted on your itinerary, please call the supplier directly at 1 877 578 5552 within three days of the activity.

Return shuttles from Butchart Gardens to the Fairmont Empress are also available hourly starting from 11:00 AM.

Butchart Gardens Experience