Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Apr
29
When: Saturday, Apr 29, 2017, 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Where:

Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2

Add to CalendarVictoria and Butchart Gardens04/29/2017 09:00 AM04/29/2017 07:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverAbout Victoria and Butchart Gardens   The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is home to historic buildings, great shopping and some of the best museums in Western Canada. Established in 1843 as a fort for the Hudson’s Bay Trading Company, classic British imagery is present through double decker busses, horse drawn carriages & formal gardens. The City, now a cosmopolitan center is lively with entertainment and a wide range of street festivals & activities.   Join us as we visit the Butchart Gardens a Natural Historic site of Canada. Butchart Gardens features 6 gardens (The Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese, Italian and Mediterranean Garden as well as a Concert Lawn). What is now the Sunken Garden was originally a cement plant quarry (until 1916) which was transformed into the beautiful garden you see today. The gardens are a world class tourist site that provides, coffee shops, restaurants, carousel, fireworks, live concerts, and much more.       What to wear: Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking Appropriate clothing for the weather   What to bring: Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains) Water bottle  Money if you wish to shop Snacks & Lunch (or money for food) A backpack to carry all your items   Meeting Location:  VIU Building 255 Main Lobby at 9:00 am   Trip Includes: Transportation to and from Butchart Gardens and Downtown Victoria, free time to explore and shop and you will also have the option of a short tour through downtown Victoria   Policies, Health & Safety We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.   How to Sign Up Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255. You will need to have your: Student card, Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Policy) Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)   Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us: Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception. Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor Learning Commons.   Waiver Form Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attchement section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.   Contact Mike Bauche, Activity Program Coordinator phone: 250-740-6315, Ext. 2737 e-mail: Michael.Bauche@viu.caRoyal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2false

About Victoria and Butchart Gardens

 

The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is home to historic buildings, great shopping and some of the best museums in Western Canada. Established in 1843 as a fort for the Hudson’s Bay Trading Company, classic British imagery is present through double decker busses, horse drawn carriages & formal gardens. The City, now a cosmopolitan center is lively with entertainment and a wide range of street festivals & activities.

 

Join us as we visit the Butchart Gardens a Natural Historic site of Canada. Butchart Gardens features 6 gardens (The Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese, Italian and Mediterranean Garden as well as a Concert Lawn). What is now the Sunken Garden was originally a cement plant quarry (until 1916) which was transformed into the beautiful garden you see today. The gardens are a world class tourist site that provides, coffee shops, restaurants, carousel, fireworks, live concerts, and much more.

 

 Victoria, VIU, International Students, Activities, Student Life, Vancouver Island Univeristy, Butchart Gardens

 

What to wear:

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather

 

What to bring:

  • Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains)
  • Water bottle 
  • Money if you wish to shop
  • Snacks & Lunch (or money for food)
  • A backpack to carry all your items

 

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255 Main Lobby at 9:00 am

 

Trip Includes:

Transportation to and from Butchart Gardens and Downtown Victoria, free time to explore and shop and you will also have the option of a short tour through downtown Victoria

 

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

 

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

 

Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:

Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception.

Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor Learning Commons.

 

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attchement section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.

 

Contact

Mike Bauche, Activity Program Coordinator

phone: 250-740-6315, Ext. 2737

e-mail: Michael.Bauche@viu.ca

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