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The Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, BC

The Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site of Canada that has been opened to visitors since 1904. With over a million visitors per year, the site is an internationally-known attraction that spans over 55 acres (>220,000 square metres), filled with 900 bedding plant varieties.
The Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, BC
Photos by Ryan Octosa (June 2019)

The entrance fee to the garden varies by the time of the year.

The fee for an adult is:

  • Usually at its peak during the summer from June to September (CAD 39+),
  • Followed by the spring from April to June (CAD 36+), and then
  • In the holiday season from December to January (CAD 35+), and
  • During fall in October (CAD 32+).

Tickets for the rest of the year usually go for under CAD 30.

Tickets for youths between the ages of 13–17 are typically around half that of adults', and tickets for children between 5–12 cost around CAD 2–3.

You can check out the latest entrance rates here.

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How Much Time Do You Need to Explore the Butchart Gardens?

When I was there, I spent approximately 3+ hours to explore the entirety of the garden.

Make sure you get a map near the entrance - I found it very helpful to follow the directions shown and to make sure you don't miss anything.

  • You can also download the latest version of the map online here.

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