Butchart Gardens Car Rental Advice & Driving Tips
Butchart Gardens Car Rental Desk Locations
There are no car rental offices at the Butchart Gardens. If you wish to rent a car, you will have to arrange this either downtown or at the airport.
Victoria Driving Information
An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).
Victoria has non-aggressive and slow drivers.
If you decide to explore Vancouver Island, drive with care. While the Malahat Drive (a section of the highway between Victoria and Duncan) is scenic, it is also dangerous, with more than its fair share of fatalities. Reduce the risk by driving in daylight, using designated pull-outs for gawking (otherwise, keep your eyes on the road!), avoid driving in poor weather, and adhere to posted signs and speed limits.
Learn how to protect yourself when renting a car at Butchart Gardens.