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The Butchart Gardens Loop is a 1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.0 mi Elevation gain 59 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Lake

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Wild flowers

Historic site

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A limestone quarry turned into a magnificent arboretum. This place has been around over 100 years and is still run by the same family.

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Beautiful but it can get sooo busy

Croix Reich
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Walking

Very beautiful and wonderful scenery

Nikita Tolpekin
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WalkingGreat!Private property

I have been there at night a few days before the Christmas and it was something unreal. I will definitely go there summer time, but all those lights that were everywhere, just spectacular. Wow!

David Lott
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HikingPrivate property

Truly a sight to see. It is hard to imagine these sculptured garden were once a limestone quarry in the 1800's. The pictures don't do this place justice. The design provides color and landscape texture at all times of the year. They even do a lighting program at night to bring out another design often overlooked in true landscape. Don't consider this a tourist trap. It truly is something to see to appreciate.

Joe Luna
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Hiking

Exceptional!

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Laura Strickland
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Walking

this is a place to see...the walk way is well maintained and the views are breathtaking. There are a few spots that can get congested with people stopping to take photos.

Lynn Anderson
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Flowers lovely as usual. Not too busy.

Emily Renner
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Most beautiful gardens I’ve walked through. Could have spent all day here, and pretty much did. The symphony was practicing while I was there, so it was an out of this world experience.

Allan Sherman
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Walking

Great foliage and floral display

Allison Hocking
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Walking

Worth paying a little extra for a season pass, and going several times to get your money's worth. Absolutely wonderful gardens, fantastic array of flora. The rose garden is marvellous, a good chance to smell an incredible assortment and pick your favourites for your own garden!

Matthew Conroy
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Nature trips

Beautiful walk around one of the most spectacular gardens you will ever see. Not to be missed if you are in the area. Sunken Garden is my fave.

Francois LeFort
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Walking

Great to see once, but for the price, would not go again.

Simon FitzGerald
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Lin Liu
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Brandon User
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Dennis Berry
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Rachel Fast
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Emily Renner
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Amandine Etchepare
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Tim Velander
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Gene Raymond
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Ian MacDonald
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Robin Dickey
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Matt Bristol
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Jordan Schmidt
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West Coast Hiking
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Brittney Dashwood
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James Meyering
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Jamie Bradley
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