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. Your ticket is valid for use once in each direction. This ticket includes round-trip shuttle transportation and admission to The Butchart Gardens.
May 19 – September 15, 2023:
Depart from Fairmont Empress: 9:00am, 10:00am, 10:30am*, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm
Depart from The Butchart Gardens: 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, and 5:00pm
Please note: Between June 15 - June 30 on Fridays and Saturdays there will be a 10:30am shuttle departing directly from the Black Ball Ferry Line terminal*
Saturday Night Fireworks: July 1 – August 31, 2023:
Depart from Fairmont Empress: 7:00pm
Depart from The Butchart Gardens: 30 minutes after fireworks have ended
Please note: Departs Saturday nights only*
September 16 – 30, 2023:
Depart from Fairmont Empress: 9:30am and 11:30am
Depart from The Butchart Gardens: 12:30pm and 2:30pm
October 1 – 31, 2023:
Depart from Fairmont Empress: 9:30am and 11:30am (only running Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Depart from The Butchart Gardens: 12:30pm and 2:30pm (only running Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
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.