Brentwood Bay Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast Accommodation near Butchart Gardens and Victoria BC

Victoria BC attractions

The number and variety of Victoria BC attractions surprises most of our guests. We often hear “We wished we had stayed longer” so do plan to stay several days. This gives a handy summary of the many things to see and do here.

The Butchart Gardens and other nearby attractions.

Within 5 – 10 Minutes of our accommodation

The Butchart Gardens

Brentwood Bay Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast Accommodation near Butchart Gardens

World Class botanical gardens with 55 acres of floral display and photo opportunities. The Butchart Gardens has welcomed visitors for over 100 years. Admission includes light displays, entertainment and evening fireworks (Saturdays in July and August). Dining facilities are available.

Butterfly Gardens

Butterfly Gardens

Indoor tropical paradise with hundreds of butterflies, moths, tropical birds and fish. The many different ornate plants at Butterfly Gardens include a spectacular orchid display.

Church and State Wines, The Raptors

A 25 acre winery located on a hillside overlooking the farmland of the Saanich Peninsula. Daily wine tastings during spring and summer months. See The Raptors birds of prey displays.

Dominion Astrophysical Observatory

Dominion Observatory

This world class observatory, the Centre of the Universe, offers a star gazing program, a gift shop, tours, interactive exhibits, a Star Lab Planetarium and special theatre presentations.

Gowland Tod Provincial Park

This 2,400acre nature park offers superb walking and hiking trails; many of them overlooking the beautiful waters of Saanich Inlet. One of many local beautiful parks, some with beaches. You can also enjoy our lovely natural scenery on a bike, on horseback or even when zip-lining through the trees.



There are many courses suitable for all levels of play that are located throughout the Saanich Peninsula and Greater Victoria. Our mild climate makes golf possible almost year round.

Restaurants and Spas

Restaurants and Spas

There are many fine dining establishments and day spas located nearby and in the Greater Victoria area. We have appropriate concierge information including menus.

Other Victoria area attractions

Within 20 – 30 Minutes of our accommodation

Beacon Hill Park

Beacon Hill Park

A 200 acre park located near the waterfront along the south shore of Victoria. Beacon Hill Park facilities include trails, petting zoo, wading pool, water fountains, picnic areas, a band pavilion and cultural features.

Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle

A landmark Victoria mansion built in 1890 with 39 rooms, most of which are furnished in the 1890 – 1900s period with lavish woodwork, stonework, stained glass windows and antique furniture.

Maritime Museum of British Columbia

Take a bus or horse-drawn carriage tour, stroll around the Inner Harbour (take a harbour ferry to Fisherman’s Wharf), tour the Parliament Buildings, browse in the shops, including Antique Row, wander to Chinatown and sample local cuisine. Visit the Maritime Museum of British Columbia.

Royal British Columbia Museum

Royal British Columbia Museum

Has a vast collection of artifacts and specimens that tell the story of British Columbia’s past, present and future. The Royal BC Museum is one of N America’s best and has many touring international exhibits. Also check out the Imax Theatre to take in a large-scale movie experience.



A charming small retirement community in a rural surrounding. Its seafront walk offers panoramic views across the strait with a colourful little harbour with fishing pier. The main street boasts broad sidewalks, great shopping, and a wide variety of bookshops, coffee shops and restaurants. There is a summer market every Thursday evening; June - September. The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is great for the kids.

The Saanich Peninsula

Drive around the rolling countryside and communities of the Saanich Peninsula. Visit wineries and fruit stands. Walk through the themed gardens at Glendale Gardens.

Brentwood - Mill Bay Ferry

Departs five minutes away from our home (is known as Vancouver Island’s most beautiful shortcut) and takes you to the Cowichan Valley for a day trip to wineries, to Chemainus with its world famous murals, to Ladysmith (Harrowsmith magazine names it as one of the top ten villages in Canada) and to Parksville and Qualicum with their sandy beaches.

Whale Watching, Eco Tours, Kayaking and Fishing


Vancouver Island has abundant sea life including orcas (killer whales), porpoises, seals, sea lions, otters and sea birds. Book your memorable whale-watching tour when here to suit sea and weather conditions – we can advise. Explore Brentwood Bay by kayak or, not too far away, go sailing or fishing.

Tour southern Vancouver Island

Enjoy a driving tour to explore beautiful southern Vancouver Island from Hatley Castle & Gardens with neighbouring Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse to the natural scenery around Sooke. Alternatively, drive up the east coast as far as the murals at Chemainus, taking in the Cowichan Valley, coastal bays, wineries , the BC Forestry Museum and the totem poles at Duncan.

Clearly Victoria attractions are much more than The Butchart Gardens!