One of the highlights of the trip for me was our trip to Butchart Gardens. Originally it was a gravel pit run by the Butchart Family. Over the years Mrs. Butchart converted the pit into one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. We were there for the early summer bloom of flowers. The gardens are a big tourist attraction and still run by the Butchart Family (grandchildren) along with 50 full time gardeners. Enjoy the pics.