VIU International students

Victoria & Butchart Gardens

Dec
03
When: Saturday, Dec 3, 2022, 10:30AM - 9:30PM
Where:

Victoria, BC

Add to CalendarVictoria & Butchart Gardens 12/03/2022 10:30 AM12/03/2022 09:30 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverTrip Information"During the month of December until the beginning of January, Butchart Gardens becomes one of the best places in Canada to get into the festive spirit. In the evenings there are carolers, elaborate Twelve Days of Christmas decorations, and sparkling festive lights everywhere. The holiday season’s illuminations are outstanding.Dates for the 2022/23 season are from December 1st, 2022, until January 6th, 2023.The Japanese and Mediterranean Gardens are usually closed during the holiday season, but the rest of the area is lit up beautifully and it’s a great place to walk through. The Dining Room Restaurant also has a number of seasonal options on the menu to enjoy." - Victoria's Best PlacesCultural Connects has you ready for a fantastic day in Victoria, BC! We will start the trip off by hopping onto one of our very own VIU buses - then driving to downtown Victoria were we will offload the bus just in front of the Royal BC Museum (highly recommend checking it out). You will have free time to explore downtown and hopefully fill your bellies with some delicious food! At 4:15 pm we will meet back at the museum and depart for Butchart Gardens. Be sure to register as soon as possible as this will be a popular trip, no doubt! What to Wear:Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking What to Bring:Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains) Water bottle Money if you wish to shopSnacks & lunch/dinner (or money for food)A backpack to carry all your itemsCameraMeeting Location: VIU Building 255, Main Lobby (2nd floor) at 10:30 amTrip Includes:Round-trip transportation to Downtown Victoria, free time to explore and shop, admission to Butchart Gardens: The Magic of Christmas Lights DisplayPolicies, Health & SafetyWe 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 UpOur activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person, next to the Front Reception Desk in the "Glassroom" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm in Building 255 - 2nd Floor.You will need to have your:Student card,Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)Waiver FormPlease read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment 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.ContactKelsey Moon – Activity Program CoordinatorKelsey.moon@viu.ca250-753-3245 x 2228Victoria, BCfalseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

CC Road Trips - Victoria & Butchart Gardens - Christmas Season

Trip Information

"During the month of December until the beginning of January, Butchart Gardens becomes one of the best places in Canada to get into the festive spirit. In the evenings there are carolers, elaborate Twelve Days of Christmas decorations, and sparkling festive lights everywhere. The holiday season’s illuminations are outstanding.

Dates for the 2022/23 season are from December 1st, 2022, until January 6th, 2023.

The Japanese and Mediterranean Gardens are usually closed during the holiday season, but the rest of the area is lit up beautifully and it’s a great place to walk through. The Dining Room Restaurant also has a number of seasonal options on the menu to enjoy." - Victoria's Best Places

Cultural Connects has you ready for a fantastic day in Victoria, BC! We will start the trip off by hopping onto one of our very own VIU buses - then driving to downtown Victoria were we will offload the bus just in front of the Royal BC Museum (highly recommend checking it out). You will have free time to explore downtown and hopefully fill your bellies with some delicious food! At 4:15 pm we will meet back at the museum and depart for Butchart Gardens. Be sure to register as soon as possible as this will be a popular trip, no doubt! 

What to Wear:

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking

 What to Bring:

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

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255, Main Lobby (2nd floor) at 10:30 am

Trip Includes:

Round-trip transportation to Downtown Victoria, free time to explore and shop, admission to Butchart Gardens: The Magic of Christmas Lights Display

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, next to the Front Reception Desk in the "Glassroom" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm in Building 255 - 2nd Floor.

You will need to have your:

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

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment 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

Kelsey Moon – Activity Program Coordinator
Kelsey.moon@viu.ca
250-753-3245 x 2228

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