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Things to do in Central Saanich

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#1 of 11 attractions in Central Saanich
Category: Gardens; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens started over 100 years ago and remain privately owned by the family.... more » Owner description: These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens started over 100 years ago and remain privately owned by the family. Jennie Butchart wanted to make her husband's depleted limestone quarry look better and the result is the Sunken Garden. Other gardens include the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden. The gardens are meticulously maintained and provide a riot of colour for much of the year. During the summer, special lighting subtly illuminates the gardens, musical entertainment takes place on the Concert Lawn, and there are ten spectacular Saturday night Firework Shows. The Magic of Christmas season also has beautiful lighting and evening entertainment, and an outdoor skating rink. Spring offers hundreds of thousand flowering bulbs and Autumn is the time for dahlias, chrysanthemums and fall colours. The Gardens is open daily, year round. « less
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#2 of 11 attractions in Central Saanich
Category: Parks
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#3 of 11 attractions in Central Saanich
Category: Specialty Museums; Gardens
Owner description: Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true tropical jungle in the best part of Canada.... more » Owner description: Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true tropical jungle in the best part of Canada. Victoria Butterfly Gardens is home to exotic butterflies, tropical ducks, stunning flamingos, rare tropical birds, Chameleons, Geckos, Poison dart Frogs, Tree Frogs, Sulcata and Red Footed Tortoises and giant Koi swimming in the stream and pond.Located just 5 minutes from the famed Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens is warm and aromatic. The Gardens’ feature over 200 species of orchids, other stunning blooms and thousands of tropical plants, including foods of the world and carnivorous plant displays. This carefully planned combination of trees, bushes, vines and creepers is a balanced jungle-like eco-system that flourishes without the use of herbicides and pesticides. Guided tours are offered daily at no extra charge. These tours will optimize your jungle experiences as you discover the hidden gems within the Gardens.With a chance to shop our uniquely themed gift shop and winner of the 2010 Eco Star award, this is an environmentally friendly adventure that you will remember forever. Open daily except for December 25th, December 26th and January 1st. « less
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#4 of 11 attractions in Central Saanich
Category: Farms
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#5 of 11 attractions in Central Saanich
Category: State Parks
Nature reserve full of marked hiking trails for up-close observation of untouched wilderness.
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#6 of 11 attractions in Central Saanich
Owner description: Family Paddle Guided TourEnjoy a two hour guided paddle in a single, double kayak or canoe to Tod Inlet in Brentwood Bay with... more » Owner description: Family Paddle Guided TourEnjoy a two hour guided paddle in a single, double kayak or canoe to Tod Inlet in Brentwood Bay with a lunch break on the shoreline. Have time to stretch and explore the secluded marine park where seals, eagles, starfish and other sea life can be enjoyed. Following the paddling, we will make delicious smoothies for all to enjoy. « less
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#7 of 11 attractions in Central Saanich
Category: Wineries
Owner description: Winery features a westcoast inspired all locally sourced wood Tasting Room with spectacular vistas of the vineyard, pastoral... more » Owner description: Winery features a westcoast inspired all locally sourced wood Tasting Room with spectacular vistas of the vineyard, pastoral farmland, the San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. Wile away the long summer sun for an afternoon on the picnic patio with a glass of wine and your favourite savoury snack. A word of caution though seating is limited, guests are not easily persuaded to give up their space! « less
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#8 of 11 attractions in Central Saanich
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Cordova Bay Golf Course is a full service facility offering a relaxed atmosphere, an 18 hole championship golf course, a... more » Owner description: Cordova Bay Golf Course is a full service facility offering a relaxed atmosphere, an 18 hole championship golf course, a spectacular 9-hole par 3 golf course, Victoria's best practice facility and the legendary Bill Mattick's restaurant. We invite you to join us for golf, dinner and fun. « less
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#9 of 11 attractions in Central Saanich
Category: Tours
Owner description: The Mission of Victoria Carriage Tours is to provide an unforgettable horse-drawn carriage experience for our customers. This... more » Owner description: The Mission of Victoria Carriage Tours is to provide an unforgettable horse-drawn carriage experience for our customers. This will be accomplished by providing our customers with a high degree of quality in our carriages, uniforms, decorations, and other amenities and extras. Key to our success will be our professional, courteous, and informative drivers and tour guides. « less
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#10 of 11 attractions in Central Saanich
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#11 of 11 attractions in Central Saanich
Category: Wineries
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