The Butchart Gardens Sidney Retreat 2 nights

The Butchart Gardens Sidney Retreat

Nestled on the edge of the Salish Sea, Sidney offers access to spectacular views of the Gulf Islands and an array of romantic and family-fun activities. The Best Western Plus Emerald Isle is just minutes away from parks, local shops, bakeries, restaurants, and the marina. During your stay, visit The Butchart Gardens – located a short drive from the hotel. In the summertime, you can see the garden in full bloom, with over 900 plant varieties. In the wintertime, visit the Magic of Christmas display and see the twinkling lights envelope the garden.


Top 5 things to do

  • Spend an afternoon at The Butchart Gardens, exploring 55 acres and 900 plant varieties
  • Sit in the cockpit of a warplane and see over 20 aircrafts at the BC Aviation Museum
  • Learn about local history and see historic artifacts at the Sidney Museum.
  • Explore a vibrant jungle with thousands of tropical butterflies at Butterfly Gardens
  • Enjoy a 2.5 km stroll along the Sidney Waterfront Walkway

Additional Activities can be added to your package during the booking process

Day 1

Day 1 - Vancouver to Sidney

Ferry: Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Victoria (Swartz Bay)

Staying at: Best Western Plus Emerald Isle (Standard Two Queen Room)
2306 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC, Canada, V8L 1X2

Begin your journey with a breathtaking ferry ride that passes through the idyllic landscapes on the way from Vancouver to Vancouver Island. Once you arrive, check into your hotel and explore the marina, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. Spend the evening enjoying a delicious dinner at one of the many waterfront restaurants as you watch the sunset over the Salish Sea.

Day 2

Day 2 - The Butchart Gardens

Staying at: Best Western Plus Emerald Isle (Standard Two Queen Room)
2306 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC, Canada, V8L 1X2

Rise and shine with a hearty breakfast at one of the many local cafés, before exploring 55 acres of serene gardens with year-round activities at The Butchart Gardens. Depending on the time on year, find yourself enveloped in lush greens and colourful blooms, or enjoying a Christmas Light display. For an authentic Victorian experience be sure to visit the Dining Room Restaurant to enjoy High Tea before leaving the Gardens.

Day 3

Day 3 - Sidney to Vancouver

Ferry: Victoria (Swartz Bay) to Vancouver (Tsawwassen)

During your final day in Sidney, venture into Victoria or spend time nearby, checking out the BC Aviation Museum where you can see over 20 aircrafts. If time allows, walk through Canada’s only booktown, and find six quaint bookstores, unique shops and delicious restaurants and bakeries. Make your way back to Swartz Bay Terminal and enjoy the scenic ferry ride home.

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†The Butchart Gardens admission tickets are date specific. Tickets must be redeemed on printed date. Please contact BC Ferries Vacations to change dates.


Please note pricing may vary on holiday weekends. Please inquire with BC Ferries Vacation Travel Consultant for more details.


Please note the Butchart Gardens admission tickets purchased through BC Ferries Vacations are not guaranteed admission on Fireworks Saturdays and Special Events.


Visitors to The Butchart Gardens must follow the Garden Etiquette while on site to ensure the enjoyment and safety of visitors. 

Today's price from $299 CAD

+ $11.47 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation. Surcharges may apply.

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Package includes

  • Accommodation Two nights’ accommodation at the Best Western Plus Emerald Isle in a Two Queen ; max. 4 ppl.
  • Attractions Admission tickets to the Butchart Gardens†
  • Ferry Round trip on BC Ferries from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island for two adults and one car
  • Parking Included Complimentary parking for BC Ferries Vacations guests
  • Pets Welcome Pets are welcome; additional charges apply. Please call us to confirm your pet room.

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