The Butchart Gardens with Round-trip Shuttle from Downtown Victoria and Ferry
Stroll along meandering paths through fifty-five acres of delightful floral displays at The Butchart Gardens. In 1904, Jennie Butchart began to beautify a worked-out quarry site north of Victoria. Her venture has become a family commitment to horticulture and hospitality spanning 100 years, delighting visitors from all over the world.
- Ferry Fare
- Admission to The Butchart Gardens
- Round-trip Shuttle Transportation from Downtown Victoria to The Butchart Gardens
Please arrive at the Fairmont Empress 15 minutes prior to your desired departure time and check in at the kiosk with the red umbrella. Your ticket is valid for use once in each direction. This ticket includes round-trip shuttle transportation and admission to The Butchart Gardens.
The Butchart Gardens Shuttle Schedule:
October 1 – November 30, 2022 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only):
Depart from Fairmont Empress: 10:00am and 12:00pm
Depart from The Butchart Gardens: 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Please Note: If you are catching the 8:20am sailing from Port Angeles, and going to The Butchart Gardens on the shuttle the same day, the first shuttle you will be able to catch is at 12:00pm from in front of The Fairmont Empress (you will not make it in time for the 10:00am shuttle). The 3:00pm shuttle IS NOT guaranteed to get you back in time for the 4:00pm sailing between October 11 and November 30.
NEW SCHEDULE! December 1 – 31, 2022:
Depart from Fairmont Empress: 4:00pm (only running Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and 6:00pm (running daily)
Depart from The Butchart Gardens: 7:00pm (only running Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and 9:00pm (running daily)
Please Note: You MUST reserve a shuttle time for Christmas Magic. If you reserve the 4:00pm shuttle, you must return at 7:00pm. If you reserve the 6:00pm shuttle, you must return at 9:00pm. The 4:00pm shuttle ONLY departs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The 6:00pm shuttle departs daily.
November 1 – 30, 2022: 9:00am – 3:30pm
December 1 – 24, 2022: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
December 25, 2022: CLOSED
December 26, 2022 – January 6, 2023: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
The Butchart Gardens 2023 Hours:
January 7 – February 28, 2023: 9:00am – 3:30pm
March 1 – 31, 2023: 9:00am – 4:00pm
April 1 – May 31, 2023: 9:00am – 5:00pm
June 1 – September 15, 2023 (Sunday and Monday): 9:00am – 5:00pm
June 1 – September 15, 2023 (Tuesday to Saturday): 9:00am – 10:00pm
September 16 – 30, 2023: 9:00am – 5:00pm
October 1 – 31, 2023: 9:00am – 4:00pm
November 1 – 30, 2023: 9:00am – 3:30pm
December 1, 2023 – January 6, 2024: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
The Gardens are open for viewing one hour after the gate closes.
Visitors are asked to maintain adequate physical distancing while visiting, and respect that people’s comfort levels may differ. For more information regarding COVID-19 protocols, please visit The Butchart Gardens website.
Debit or credit only, The Gardens is unable to accept cash in any facilities.
Pets are welcome at The Butchart Gardens during operating hours. Please visit The Butchart Gardens website for more information on their pet policy.
Please Note: Pets are not permitted inside The Gardens December 1 – January 6 between 3:00pm and 8:00pm.