Winter Wanderlust: The Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights Tour

A delightful winter tradition in Victoria, BC.

Riding the Victoria Clipper to Victoria for day and weekend trips during the spring and summer is always a popular and fun activity. As the weather cools down and the season changes, it’s also the perfect trip during the holiday season for families or a romantic getaway. Bundle up and ride the Clipper to check out Victoria’s holiday festivities, including our feature: The Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights Tour. The tour starts December 1st and runs through January 6th. 


  • When: December 1st – January 6th
  • Where: The Butchart Gardens
  • What: Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carolers, ice skating, and festive dining
  • Package Includes: 
    • Round trip transportation from Seattle to Victoria
    • Holiday Lights Tour
    • Hotel in Victoria
  • Pricing: Starts at $391 for two

Plan your trip here.


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Clipper Vacations is the leading travel and tourism company for the Pacific Northwest since 1986. They focus on helping create amazing memories for travelers from around the world while making travel easy. Clipper Vacations owns and operates Seattle’s iconic Victoria Clipper ferries and offer opportunities to getaway to destinations such as Victoria, Vancouver, Portland, the Canadian Rockies, Whistler and Vancouver Island for sightseeing, outdoor adventures, culinary tours and more.

Photos by The Butchart Gardens. 

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