Our ferry trip to Victoria BC, Canada and the Butchart Gardens We took the ferry from Seattle to explore both Victoria and the Butchart Gardens. The bay area in Victoria In order to see the most of Victoria in our short stay we took the double decker bus tour. Some of the “interesting” residents! These hanging flower baskets were all over downtown. Hotel Zed is a local hotel with a 60’s theme, thus their hotel transportation are these VW buses! China town district. Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway that stretches across all of Canada East to West; it connects via ferry to here in Victoria. The entrance to Butchart Gardens. Butchart Gardens entrance. See the Leopard? Its hard to imagine this was just an old quarry when they started! Very pet friendly; they even had these doggy drinking fountains ! The dancing waters fountain; mesmerizing! An interesting (and maybe a bit gross for some tastes) water statue. An interesting water fountain! Probably a bit gross to some! They even had this beautiful hand carved carrousel. They even had this beautiful antique hand carved and painted carrousel there!