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Victoria City& Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour

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From the light displays in downtown Victoria to The Magic of Christmas experience at the famous Butchart Gardens, this tour will put you into the holiday mood!

  • Get in the Christmas spirit at the Butchart Gardens, one of the most popular sparkling botanical wonderlands
  • Explore Victoria’s Inner Harbour including Fairmont Empress Hotel, Parliament Buildings, Chinatown, Downtown and Beacon Hill Park
  • Enjoy a roundtrip transportation from/to your hotel in Vancouver


With a journey to Victoria equally as fascinating as the city itself, this tour offers scenic ocean travel, a captivating series of gardens, and an introduction to the enchanting waterfront city of Victoria. Packed with ever-changing experiences of the Pacific Coast and Vancouver Island, this tour is a must-do for those who have not yet visited Victoria!

View the spectacular British Columbia coastline by land and ship, followed by a stop at the beautiful Butchart Gardens en route to the quaint British-inspired city of Victoria.

Then, board a BC Ferries vessel at Tsawwassen terminal for a 90-minute sail through the serene beauty of the Gulf Islands. Get some fresh air and discover the marine wildlife from the outdoor ship deck, such as eagles, sea lions and whales.

Arrive at Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island and continue through the country-side to Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia. The city boasts many impressive architectural wonders, including the iconic Parliament Buildings and the waterfront Fairmont Empress Hotel. You will have 1.5 hours to visit the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown, stroll along the Inner Harbor for prime ocean views, and enjoy some free time to take in this culturally significant city.

Finally, continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens under the Magic of Christmas. Enjoy 1.5 hour to wander through a series of themed gardens, to view and experience Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carolers, ice skating and more.

Return to Vancouver by bus and ferry to conclude this fantastic will definitely bring you some Christmas cheer!


  • Guide

  • 90-minute BC Ferries cruise

  • Transportation fee

  • Admission fee
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Victoria City& Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour

Duration: 12 - 14 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Guide / 90-minute BC Ferries cruise / Transportation fee / Admission fee
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  • 08:30

    Pick-up from Select Downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver and Richmond Hotels

  • 09:30

    Tour Starts

  • BC Ferries (1.5 hrs)

    Sail through the clear waters aboard a BC Ferries vessel en route to the quaint city of Victoria. Marvel at the fantastic view of the Gulf Islands and watch out for marine wildlife from the outdoor ship deck.

  • Victoria City Tour

    From Swartz Bay Terminal, ride over to countryside Victoria for a city tour. Explore the unique shops and cafes along Government Street and discover the city's own Chinatown. Pass by other attractions such as the Parliament Building and the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

  • Butchart Gardens and the Magic of Christmas

    Proceed to the treasured Victoria paradise that is the Butchart Gardens. Wander over to the Magic of Christmas area and admire the themed gardens adorned with all kinds of festive decorations and Christmas lights.

  • Ferry Back to Vancouver

  • 21:30

    Drop-off at Select Downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver and Richmond Hotels

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  • Children 3 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Dress appropriately for the weather, depending on the season.

  • Please bring umbrella or rain jacket in case of inclement weather.

  • Guests may bring their luggage with them on this tour.

  • Bottled water

  • Camera

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  • Please call the activity provider 72 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
  • Guests should be in the lobby of their hotel at the pick-up time listed above to ensure an on time tour departure.

  • Please check the weather prior to arrival in Vancouver.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • This activity operates regardless of weather.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

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  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 20:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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