Butchart Gardens
The Sunken Garden at Butchart Gardens (Vadym Graifer Photography)

Brentwood Bay’s brilliant Butchart Gardens have racked up yet another accolade!

USA Today’s 10Best travel guide ranked the gardens in their list of the top ten attractions in Canada.

Butchart Gardens made the 8th spot on the list, ahead of Lake Louise and Old Montreal. Old Quebec in Quebec City topped the list, with the Winnipeg’s Canadian Museum for Human Rights and New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy picking up second and third, respectively.

10Best editors and a panel of travel-writing experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and then the final top 10 were determined by popular vote.

See the full list of the top 10 Best Attractions in Canada below:

  1. Old Quebec – Quebec
  2. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Winnipeg
  3. The Bay of Fundy
  4. Royal Tyrrell Museum – Drumheller
  5. Athabasca Falls – Jasper
  6. Peggy’s Point Lighthouse – Peggy’s Cove
  7. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – Vancouver
  8. The Butchart Gardens – Victoria
  9. Old Montreal – Montreal
  10. Lake Louise

Nominees left off the list included the Churchill polar bears, CN Tower, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Green Gables Heritage Place, Mount Royal Park, Niagara Falls, Parliament Hill, Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Rideau Canal and Stanley Park.

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