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Directions from Vancouver to Butchart Gardens (our page), Victoria, BC

The Butchart Gardens is located on Vancouver Island 21 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, Brentwood Bay, Victoria, BC; The mailing address is PO Box 4010, Victoria, BC V8X 3X4, Canada.


Allow 45 minutes from downtown to the Ferry Terminal, crossing is 1 hour, 35 minutes, and 30 minutes from Swartz Bay Terminal to The Butchart Gardens

  • Take Granville Street south
  • Once you cross the Granville Street Bridge, continue down Granville until you reach West 49th Street and turn left
  • Watch for Oak Street and turn right onto Oak Street (Hwy#99). Continue along this route for about 18 km (11 mi)
  • Once you have passed through the George Massey Tunnel, turn right onto Hwy #17 to Tsawwassen
  • This highway ends at the BC Ferry Terminal
  • When you disembark in Swartz Bay, continue along Hwy #17 for 7 km/ 4.4 mi
  • At the second set of traffic lights, turn right (Exit 26) onto McTavish Rd.
  • When McTavish Rd. ends (you will have passed through one 4-way stop), turn left onto West Saanich Rd. (Hwy #17A)
  • Continue along West Saanich Rd. for 8.5 km (5.5 mi), at the second set of traffic lights turn right onto Benvenuto Ave.
  • Benvenuto Ave. leads directly into The Gardens. The street address is 800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay, Victoria, BC
  • Check BC Ferry schedules ( for the Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay (S. Vancouver to Victoria) route.


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