(Photo by Alice Dean)

A significant, albeit not very surprising, report has just shed some major light on our little island haven.

According to TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for Experiences, a trip from Vancouver to Victoria for the Butchart Gardens tour by bus is officially one of the best day trips in the world.

“We’re excited to announce our first Travelers’ Choice awards for Experiences, according to feedback from the TripAdvisor community,” said Laurel Greatrix, Director of Communications for TripAdvisor, in a release.

“Experiences are often the highlight of a trip, and a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture, or even explore your hometown.”

To determine the rankings, TripAdvisor uses an algorithm that takes into account business’ reviews, opinions, and popularity among travellers over the past year.

“The Butchart gardens were beyond description—you just have to see to believe,” reads one review on the travel website – and don’t we know it!

The tour details on the website enlist the scenic ferry route from Vancouver to Victoria, guided sightseeing, and stroll through Butchart Gardens as the highlights of the day trip.

The ‘Best of Niagara Falls Tour’ was the only other Canadian experience to be included in TripAdvisor’s ranking.

TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Experiences in the World

  1. Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence – Florence, Italy
  2. Berlin Bike Tour – Berlin, Germany
  3. New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour – New York CityNew York
  4. Sydney BridgeClimb – Sydney, Australia
  5. Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel – Rome, Italy
  6. New Orleans Cooking Class – New Orleans, Louisiana
  7. Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance – Rotorua, New Zealand
  8. Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario – Niagara Falls, Canada
  9. Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus – Vancouver, Canada
  10. Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin – Dublin, Ireland

 

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