Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas Season
(The Butchart Gardens)

A popular Vancouver Island attraction announced it will be closing temporarily to allow staff time to “rest and renew.”

In a statement, the Butchart Gardens announced it will be closing its doors to the public for two weeks.

The gardens will be closed from January 24th until February 6th. The attraction will remain open daily until then, with the Spring Prelude indoor garden opening January 15th to the 23rd and February 7th to March 20th.

“In appreciation of the hard work our staff has done over this second difficult year, and to allow them time to rest and renew,” the company said in a media release.

Anyone with a valid Butchart Gardens 12 month passes will be extended by 14 days to reflect this closure.

In late June of last year, the Butchart Gardens closed temporarily due to the scorching heatwave BC experienced.

Victoria hit a red-breaking temperature for the month of June. According to Environment Canada, temperatures reached a peak of 35.8° C.  The previous record of 35° C set in 1925.

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