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Butchart Gardens
Butchart Gardens
Owner description: These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens started over 100 years ago and remain privately owned by the family. Jennie Butchart wanted to make her husband's depleted... more Owner description: These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens started over 100 years ago and remain privately owned by the family. Jennie Butchart wanted to make her husband's depleted limestone quarry look better and the result is the Sunken Garden. Other gardens include the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden. The gardens are meticulously maintained and provide a riot of colour for much of the year. During the summer, special lighting subtly illuminates the gardens, musical entertainment takes place on the Concert Lawn, and there are ten spectacular Saturday night Firework Shows. The Magic of Christmas season also has beautiful lighting and evening entertainment, and an outdoor skating rink. Spring offers hundreds of thousand flowering bulbs and Autumn is the time for dahlias, chrysanthemums and fall colours. The Gardens is open daily, year round. less
Attraction type: Gardens; Landmarks & points of interest
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Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Attraction type: Farms
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Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Owner description: Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true tropical jungle in the best part of Canada. Victoria Butterfly Gardens is home to exotic butterflies... more Owner description: Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true tropical jungle in the best part of Canada. Victoria Butterfly Gardens is home to exotic butterflies, tropical ducks, stunning flamingos, rare tropical birds, Chameleons, Geckos, Poison dart Frogs, Tree Frogs, Sulcata and Red Footed Tortoises and giant Koi swimming in the stream and pond.Located just 5 minutes from the famed Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens is warm and aromatic. The Gardens’ feature over 200 species of orchids, other stunning blooms and thousands of tropical plants, including foods of the world and carnivorous plant displays. This carefully planned combination of trees, bushes, vines and creepers is a balanced jungle-like eco-system that flourishes without the use of herbicides and pesticides. Guided tours are offered daily at no extra charge. These tours will optimize your jungle experiences as you discover the hidden gems within the Gardens.With a chance to shop our uniquely themed gift shop and winner of the 2010 Eco Star award, this is an environmentally friendly adventure that you will remember forever. Open daily except for December 25th, December 26th and January 1st. less
Attraction type: Gardens; Speciality museums
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Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Island View Beach Regional Park
Island View Beach Regional Park
Attraction type: Beaches; Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Dining Room Restaurant - Butchart Gardens
The Dining Room Restaurant - Butchart Gardens
Price: USD 31 - 50
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Cafe Zanzibar
Cafe Zanzibar
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Med Grill
Med Grill
Price:
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Brentwood Pub
Brentwood Pub
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
Seagrille
Seagrille
Price: USD 12 - 41
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, After-hours

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Gardenside Acres Campground
Gardenside Acres Campground
USD 24 - 28 (CAD 30 - 35)
Oceanside RV Resort
Oceanside RV Resort
USD 14 - 28 (CAD 18 - 35)

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Howard Johnson Suites Victoria
3.0 of 5
Howard Johnson Suites Victoria
USD 78 - 131
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Saanich
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa
USD 129 - 210
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Langford
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Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway
3.5 of 5
Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway
USD 106 - 165
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Langford
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Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites
Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites
USD 69 - 141 (CAD 86 - 176)
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sidney
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
USD 151 - 461 (CAD 188 - 575)
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Central Saanich
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Poets Cove Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Poets Cove Resort & Spa
USD 154 - 242 (CAD 192 - 302)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pender Island
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Hastings House Country House Hotel
4.0 of 5
Hastings House Country House Hotel
USD 204 - 652 (CAD 255 - 814)
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