Save on time and money while experiencing the National Historic Site that is the world famous Butchart Gardens. Part of this experience includes your admission to Victoria Butterfly Gardens and its new Insectarium. This experience runs year round with multiple departures daily. Purchase your ticket online and it is valid for any of our departure times. Spend as long as you want at either garden and come back when you are ready. CVS Tours features hourly departures in the spring, summer, and fall from the Fairmont Empress Hotel and back from Butchart Gardens. This experience includes:
Admission to both Gardens Included in price
Round Trip Transportation
Choose Your Departure & Return Time
Live Driver narration
The Most Modern Coaches on the Island
Free Wi-fi on Every Vehicle
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. Highlights of the Summer season include the Rose Garden with over 250 varieties of roses, eco-friendly boat tours, an extensive perennial border, Night Illuminations, evening entertainment every night in July and August, a dazzling Fireworks show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to show tunes (Saturdays in July and August). The visit won’t be complete without a stop in the Seed & Gift Store filled with unique gifts and souvenirs, or a snack or meal in one of the on-site restaurants. The Rose Carousel with 30 hand-carved animals will be sure to delight children (and adults) of all ages. See ButchartGardens.com for more information.
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
A Vibrant Jungle Experience.
A unique opportunity to experience the beauty and curiosity of a tropical jungle up close where you’ll encounter their family: tortoises, large iguanas, poison dart frogs and free flying tropical birds. Gaze upon tropical fish, ducks, flamingos and koi fish in their serene pond and waterfall. Wander among thousands of butterflies (up to 70 species) flying through the facilities the size of 3 basketball courts. Marvel at the lush gardens of tropical flowers, carnivorous plants and fruits of the world. Enjoy the newest Exhibit at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, the Insectarium, full of impressive insects & invertebrates from around the world.
Your jungle adventure awaits.
Additional Tour Details
February 1 – March 31 & November 1-30
Depart Empress Hotel: 12:00
Arrive at Butterfly Gardens: 12:35
Depart Buchart Gardens: 15:00
*Guests will have 45 minutes at Butterfly Gardens and then be picked up by the same coach and taken to Buchart Gardens.
April 1-30 & October 1-31
Depart Empress Hotel: 10:00, 12:00 & 14:00
Arrive at Butterfly Gardens: 10:35 & 12:35
Depart Buchart Gardens: Hourly 13:00 – 17:00
*Guests will visit the Butterfly Gardens first and then be picked up and taken to the Butchart Gardens.
May 1- June 14 & September 3-30
Depart Empress Hotel: Hourly 9:00-15:00
Arrive at Butterfly Gardens: Hourly 10:35-14:35
Depart Butchart Gardens: Hourly 11:00-18:00
June 15- September 2
Depart Empress Hotel: Hourly 9:00-17:00 & 19:00
Arrive at Butterfly Gardens: Hourly 10:35-15:35
*Depart Butchart Gardens: Hourly 11:00-18:00 & 20:00 & 22:00
*On Fireworks Saturday nights: If the fireworks end after 10:00pm the last shuttle to downtown will depart 15 minutes after the fireworks are over
Depart Empress Hotel: 14:00, 16:00, 18:00
Arrive at Butterfly Gardens: 14:35
Depart Butchart Gardens: 17:00, 19:00, 21:00
*No service December 25. Guests will have 45 minutes at Butterfly Gardens and then be picked up by the same coach and taken to Butchart Gardens