Begin your tour with a 90-minute cruise aboard BC Ferries. With scenery so jaw-dropping, you won’t want to blink. Relax and enjoy the voyage through Active Pass and the Gulf Islands. Explore the Inner Harbour of British Columbia's capital city of Victoria, named after the British monarch Queen Victoria and visit the breathtaking Butchart Gardens, 22 hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured beauty. This tour delivers a royally spectacular day-trip to remember.
In this tour, you'll view the spectacular British Columbia coastline by land and ship, and stop at Butchart Gardens en route to the British inspired city of Victoria. First, board a BC Ferries vessel at Tsawwassen Terminal for a sail through the serene beauty of the Gulf Islands. From the outdoor ship decks, you'll likely sight marine wildlife, especially eagles, sea lions, and whales. Arrive at Swartz Bay Terminal on Vancouver Island, and continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens. Wander through a series of themed gardens, highlighted by the massive dancing fountain in the Sunken Garden.The city of Victoria boasts many impressive architectural wonders, including the iconic Parliament buildings and the waterfront of the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Visit the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for prime ocean views, and enjoy some free time to take in this culturally significant city. Return on the bus to Vancouver by ferry to conclude this diverse tour.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.