Saturday, July 1, 2017

Visit to Buchart Gardens

Memories of Canada

As Canada celebrates their 150th anniversary, promoted by the Canadian government as Canada 150, we take a look back at some of our memorable moments from cruises and tours to Canada.

This would be an excellent time for you to visit Canada, as there will be year long celebrations throughout the land.

British Columbia

Our first stop on this trip down memory lane finds us in British Columbia, Canada. The capital of British Columbia remains Victoria, the fifteenth-largest metropolitan region in Canada, named for the Queen who created the original European colonies. The largest city is Vancouver, the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada, the largest in Western Canada, and the third-largest in the Pacific Northwest.

Canada in Bloom

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Over a century ago, Jennie Butchart began building what is now one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens receive close to a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

Just last month, Butchart Gardens was named the 8th best attraction in Canada by USA Today. USA Today’s 10Best travel guide ranked the top 20 nominees, and the public decided the final 10. View the entire list here: the top ten attractions in Canada.

We have had the good fortune of visiting The Buchart Gardens multiple times. Here is a sampling of images from our most recent visit, which was during an Alaska cruise, when we stopped in Victoria.

View Entire Album:  The Buchart Gardens


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