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Saanichton and the peninsula

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Butchart Gardens is the world-renowned attraction of the peninsula. Open year-round, it’s a beautiful place to wonder and wander for a few hours. Check their website for seasonal hours and special events.

Victoria Butterfly Gardens is the tropical jungle oasis of the island. Open year-round, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm September through June, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm July and August.

Shaw Centre for the Saalish Sea is a fabulous aquarium and learning space for the younger set. Located in downtown Sidney, it’s closed on Wednesdays, but generally open throughout the year. Check their website for seasonal hours.

Sidney Whale Watching is the place to go on the peninsula for your whale-watching fix. Visit their website for details.