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Depart downtown hotels 

2pm, 4pm, 6pm

Please be ready 15 min. prior for pickup.

We're on our way by the above times

Depart Butchart Gardens

5pm, 7pm, 9pm


Route time approx. 30 minutes each way

Winter Tip: The gardens are an outdoor experience we                   find guests tend to over estimate the time required.

We suggest dressing in layers as it can be chilly.  

Of course, hot beverages available for purchase.

Butchart Gardens Link

The Magic of Christmas at The Butchart Gardens
Holiday wreaths, carolers, ice-skating, festive dining—it’s an exciting time at The Gardens. In fact, there’s so much happening they refer to it as the
Magic of Christmas season.
Enjoy the  traditions of the season with their Twelve Days of Christmas displays placed throughout the gardens. Sing the song as you walk along. During the Magic of Christmas season, if you are 12 years old or younger, bring a paper snowflake you've made and exchange it for a cup of hot chocolate in the Coffee shop. 
(Limit of one per day.) 

Zero storage space in our shuttles.

No wheelchairs, strollers and the like are permitted.


Your Magic of Christmas experience here!


Your Magic of Christmas experience here!

Other things to do while walking around downtown Victoria...

Ho Ho Ho
Candy canes & Christmas Carols.
Gingerbread display, Festival of Trees, Bear Wear, downtown Victoria lit up and The Butchart Gardens magic of Christmas display.

Bear Wear is a beloved holiday tradition a festive display of cuddly teddy bears dressed up in fabulous costumes by local sponsors. 
On display at the Hotel Grand Pacific

Victoria Festival of Trees creates a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital Foundation. The festival invites visitors to browse through the holiday displays and donate to vote for their favourite trees.

Gingerbread Display Feast your eyes and nose on creative inspirations constructed from gingerbread. More than just houses, they are detailed sculptures and unique works of art created by professional and amateur chefs. Vote for your favorite and make a donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria. 

Sunset for the month of December 

4:21pm - 4:30pm 

Magic of Christmas in Victoria

Magic of Christmas -

Includes entry ticket

Adult/Senior  $63

18 years plus

Youth            $40

13 years till 17 years

Child             $23

5 years till 12 years

plus applicable tax