The Butchart Gardens

Some will say a trip to The Butchart Gardens is more about gawking than walking — the floral displays really are stunningly beautiful. But even if you didn’t stop to look, and take pictures, it would still take around 45 minutes to circumnavigate the walkways. So we call that a walk, and it’s well worth the admission prize and going the extra mile to get there: it’s located 23 km (14 miles) north of Victoria, and 20 km (12.5 miles) south of the Vancouver-Victoria ferry terminal at Swartz Bay. The street address is 800 Benvenuto Avenue in Brentwood Bay, if you’re navigating via Google Maps or GPS.

Getting there: you’ll find everything you need to know at The Butchart Gardens¬†website, including admission details and directions. This is a National Historic Site of Canada and has been attracting visitors from all over the world for over 100 years. It’s a year-round attraction.