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!
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!
90-minute BC Ferries cruise
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Pick-up from Select Downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver and Richmond Hotels
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
Drop-off at Select Downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver and Richmond Hotels
Price & Options
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Sweatshirt / light jacket
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.
Meals are not included in the price.
Drinks and meals are available for purchase
Frequently Asked Questions
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