Butchart GardensDown at the Visitor Centre, Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown tickets are on sale and the countdown is on to Thursday, February 28 when the event returns for its 41st year! Locals and inquisitive visitors here for the duration of the event flock to us daily to grab their booklets of wallet-friendly bargains, and to make things easier for those who haven’t attended the event before, here is a quick rundown of what’s what: When is it?  Thursday, February 28 to Sunday, March 3, 2013. What is it? Set up through Attractions Victoria, Be A Tourist is for everyone, but reminds locals that the awesome attractions we have around our city are for them as well!
  • Head to Attractions Victoria to check out the deals online or come ask us at the Visitor Centre
  • Purchase a coupon booklet–$10 per booklet or $40 for five booklets
  • Attend your chosen attractions!
What kind of things can I do? Take your pick! Here are a few ideas: Anything to keep in mind?
  • Check each coupon carefully, it tells you which days you can redeem it on. Some deals are only available on certain days
  • Events do get busy so plan ahead if you know there’s somewhere you’d really like to visit; ensure you have reservations for events that require it, such as Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress Hotel

For any questions, check out Attractions Victoria’s website or give the Visitor Centre a call at 250-953-2033. We’re open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day – stop by and say hi!