Brentwood Bay Parks & Gardens
This park is located on the east side of Saanich Inlet on Southern Vancouver Island. Day-use recreation is ideal in the park with more than 25 kilometres of trails that offer beautiful views. The area is rich in biodiversity and protects a dry coastal Douglas fir habitat.
Featuring 55 acres of floral finery and spectacular views along the paths and expansive lawns, the Butchart Gardens are a Victoria landmark and as of 2004, a National Historic Site of Canada. In 1904, the Butchart Gardens began as an effort by Jennie Butchart to beautify a worked-out quarry site on the 130-acre estate of her husband, industrial pioneer R.P. Butchart. The gardens are now open to the public and are one of Victoria's most popular attractions.
One of the largest butterfly conservatories in Canada with over 1,000 square meters of garden. Observe beautiful butterflies, luscious gardens, and birds. The Gardens import, breed and release butterflies back into their environments.