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Butchart Gardens
Butchart Gardens
Owner description: These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens, and National Historic Site of Canada, started over 100 years ago and remain privately owned by the family. Jennie Butchart... more Owner description: These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens, and National Historic Site of Canada, 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; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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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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Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Attraction type: Farms
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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: US$ 23 - US$ 38
Cuisines: Canadian, Contemporary
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Cafe Zanzibar
Cafe Zanzibar
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Med Grill
Med Grill
Price:
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Canadian, Italian
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Blue's Bayou Cafe
Blue's Bayou Cafe
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Canadian
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Blue Poppy Restaurant
Blue Poppy Restaurant
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Gardenside Acres Campground
Gardenside Acres Campground
US$ 23 - US$ 26 (CA$ 30 - CA$ 35)
Oceanside RV Resort
Oceanside RV Resort
US$ 14 - US$ 26 (CA$ 18 - CA$ 35)

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Cherry Tree Inn
2.0 of 5
Cherry Tree Inn
US$ 45 - US$ 72
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Saanich
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa
3.5 of 5
The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa
US$ 119 - US$ 176
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Sidney
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Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria Elk Lake
3.0 of 5
Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria Elk Lake
US$ 92 - US$ 113
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Saanich
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Villa Eyrie Resort
3.5 of 5
Villa Eyrie Resort
US$ 140 - US$ 228 (CA$ 186 - CA$ 303)
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Malahat
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
US$ 109 - US$ 409 (CA$ 145 - CA$ 543)
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Central Saanich
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa
US$ 119 - US$ 192
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Langford
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Abigail's Hotel
4.0 of 5
Abigail's Hotel
US$ 122 - US$ 240
Ranked #1 of 53 Hotels in Victoria
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