Butchart Gardens Express Shuttle

Victoria’s most famous attraction awaits you to discover!

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World famous Butchart Gardens is a wonderland containing spectacular theme gardens, exotic plants, streams and ponds. Ross Fountain, the famous Sunken Garden, Rose Garden and Japanese Garden are sure to create a lasting impression.

Sightseeing Victoria has created a number of departures between downtown Victoria and Butchart Gardens, allowing you complete flexibility to explore this amazing attraction at your own pace. Your ticket provides access to any of the departures listed below from either Victoria or the Butchart Gardens and with direct express access between the two destinations you’ll have more time to explore.

An extra feature for those who are visiting Victoria on a Saturday from June to August is the Saturday night hidden lights and Fireworks display that truly transform this fantastic landscape. On these days we extend our shuttle service to allow for visitors to take in this amazing experience.

  • Butchart’s famous Sunken Garden, Rose Garden and Japanese Garden
  • Night Illuminations include the lighted Ross Fountain
  • Thousands of lights cast a magical glow
  • Evening entertainment through July & August
  • Firework Saturday evenings in July & August
  • Butchart Gardens admission
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea (additional fee)

BUTTERFLY GARDENS NEARBY AS WELL!

  • Victoria Butterfly Gardens showcases hundreds of free-flying butterflies
  • Hundreds of ornate plants including an exquisite orchid display
  • Indoor tropical garden

SATURDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS

Experience: Only in the Summer, on Saturday nights

All ten summer Saturday nights feature a jaw-dropping, dazzling Firework show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to show tunes.

The Butchart Gardens firework shows began in 1977 and continue to be one of The Gardens’ most popular draws. The show times and dates vary from year to year, so please check below for the detailed schedule. The same show happens each Saturday but changes from year to year. If you’d like to get a sense of what our firework shows are like have a look at postings on YouTube and Flickr.

After the show linger a while to enjoy the Night Illuminations and a half hour live recital from the rare Aeolian Pipe Organ situated in the loft of the Organ Pavilion.

 

2015 Fireworks Show Times:

July 04 – 10:15 pm  –  July 11 – 10:00 pm  –  July 18 – 10:00 pm

July 25 – 9:45 pm  –  August 01 – 9:45 pm  –  August 08 – 9:30 pm

August 15 – 9:15 pm  –  August 22 – 9:15 pm

August 29 – 9:00 pm  –  September 05 – 8:45 pm

 FROM $60.90

 

 

Saturday Night Fireworks

 

 

 

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The Butchart Gardens Express May 01 - June 14, 2015

Hotel Pick-Up and StartLeave Fairmont Empress Arrive at ButterflyArrive at ButchartLeave Butchart Arrive at Empress
9:20am9:50am9:55am11:00am11:30am
10:15am10:45am10:50am11:55am12:25pm
11:00am11:30am11:35am12:55pm1:25pm
12:10pm12:40pm12:45pm1:55pm2:25pm
1:10pm1:40pm1:45pm3:05pm3:35pm
2:20pm2:50pm2:55pm4:15pm4:45pm
3:00pm3:30pm3:35pm4:45pm5:15pm
4:00pm4:30pm4:35pm6:15pm6:35pm

 

The Butchart Gardens Express June 15 - August 29, 2015

Hotel Pick-Up and StartLeave Fairmont Empress Arrive at ButterflyArrive at ButchartLeave Butchart Arrive at Empress
9:20am9:50am9:55am11:00am11:30am
10:15am10:45am10:50am11:55am12:25pm
11:00am11:30am11:35am12:55pm1:25pm
12:10pm12:40pm12:45pm1:55pm2:25pm
1:10pm1:40pm1:45pm3:05pm3:35pm
2:20pm2:50pm2:55pm4:15pm4:45pm
3:00pm3:30pm3:35pm4:45pm5:15pm
4:00pm4:35pm6:15pm6:50pm
5:30pm6:05pm8:30pm9:05pm

 

The Butchart Gardens Express August 30 - September 26, 2015

Hotel Pick-Up and StartLeave Fairmont Empress Arrive at ButterflyArrive at ButchartLeave Butchart Arrive at Empress
9:20am9:50am9:55am11:00am11:30am
10:15am10:45am10:50am11:55am12:25pm
11:00am11:30am11:35am12:55pm1:25pm
12:10pm12:40pm12:45pm1:55pm2:25pm
1:10pm1:40pm1:45pm3:05pm3:35pm
2:20pm2:50pm2:55pm4:15pm4:45pm
3:00pm3:30pm3:35pm4:45pm5:15pm
4:00pm4:30pm4:35pm6:15pm6:35pm