Canada is blessed with a bounty of natural diversity; from the glacial glory in the farthest reaches of the north, to the fruitful soil of the south, to the life-giving waterways located in between. For centuries, Canadians have embraced this bounty; building upon nature's foundations. The result is countless attractions that draw millions of visitors to various parts of the country each year.
The Butchart Gardens, British Columbia
The flowers and shrubs planted around Jennie Foster Butchart's Victoria home in 1904 became the foundation of a horticultural masterpiece and family commitment that attracts more than a million visitors each year. Spanning 20 hectares and transforming the family's defunct limestone quarry, the Gardens boast a Japanese Garden, an Italian Garden, Persian plum trees, an oval rose garden and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. Restaurants, cafés, and seasonal attractions add to the charm.
About the Stamp
This stamp featured in the Tourist Attractions set was designed by Bradbury Design of Regina, and a total of nine photographers supplied images capturing the essence of each attraction. Award-winning design principal Catharine Bradbury and associate designer Jennifer Hood saw this project as a means of promoting the beauty and diversity of Canadian tourist attractions to American and international communities.