One of the special family activities that Jody Robbins writes about in her Vacay.ca article is Butchart Gardens, one of the most visited attractions in BC and a true Canadian gem.
Now with this package, you can walk in Jody’s mighty footsteps!
The Fairmont Empress and Butchart Gardens have partnered to offer two signature Victoria experiences that showcase this amazing city. The Butchart Gardens & Afternoon Tea package at Empress is just what you need to see one of Victoria’s greatest attractions. This offer is available year-round, subject to availability and starts at $329.
The Fairmont Empress hotel sits at the cornerstone of Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour and vibrant city centre.
- One night accommodation
- Afternoon Tea for two adults at The Fairmont Empress
- Admission for two adults to The Butchart Gardens
Vacay.ca Gets Healthy in Victoria
When she toured through British Columbia‘s capital, Kathleen Kenna of Vacay.ca discovered in detail why it has been declared Canada’s fittest city. Kenna took a cycling trip around the picturesque town, experiencing the thrill of seeing Victoria on two wheels.
Kenna writes: “At Cycle BC, you can wrap your legs around a Harley-Davidson, BMW, Suzuki or Honda motorcycle, or try a scooter. Bicycles are popular because there are 100 kilometres of paved paths in Victoria, and most don’t require navigating city traffic or hills. Within minutes from downtown, I was cycling around the green lawns of historic St. Ann’s Academy, then the flower gardens, ponds, playground and zoo at Beacon Hill Park, Victoria’s oldest city park. It took a minimum of effort on a 21-speed Norco (and I’m not a cyclist) to ascend a hill to the park’s viewpoint, overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca.”