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Butchart Gardens, lodging and transportation

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Butchart Gardens, lodging and transportation

We are arriving in Vancouver by cruise ship and would like to go to Butchart gardens. We arrive on a Friday morning in September and fly out of Vancouver on Sunday morning. Would it be better to stay in Vancouver and travel to and from Victoria in one day, or spend Friday night in Victoria and see the gardens on Saturday and spend Saturday night in Vancouver. Our main interest in Victoria is Butchart. Also, what transportation do you recommend for getting to and from Victoria and the gardens. Thanks for any help you can give.

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1. Re: Butchart Gardens, lodging and transportation

there is some information about transportation to the gardens here: tripadvisor.com/Travel-g154945-c95204/Victor…

... the part about Butchart Gardens en Route to Vancouver might suit you.

there are probably hotel/Gardens packages available -- if so hopefully someone else will post that info.

travelling to and from victoria in one day is not recommended unless you fly, which is expensive.

usually it is best to take your time, take a BC Ferry -- a beautiful trip winding its way through the southern Gulf Islands -- and overnight in Victoria. you do not need a car to do all that.

you are coming when the weather and the Gardens are both lovely.

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The Butchart Express *may* not be running when you are there. They are not running this Spring and said that they may not run it at all this year...see post below re: Express Options from more details :)

After TONS of research, we are taking the public bus :)

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Thanks for the info. We will definitely make a hotel reservation in Victoria.

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4. Re: Butchart Gardens, lodging and transportation

Thanks for info on transportation, will check out the bus also. Happy Spring!

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5. Re: Butchart Gardens, lodging and transportation

If you are tight on time there are day trips from Vancouver to Victoria through Pacific Coach Lines. The tour leaves downtown Vancouver via BC Ferries through the Gulf Islands and includes a tour of the city (1.5hrs) and the gardens (2.5hrs).

www.pacificcoach.com/index.cfm…

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