For my mum and I, we took off to Tsawwassen and caught the 11am ferry to Swartz Bay. Check BC Ferries for more details. Not much line up as it was a weekday :) Mum usuallly gets seasick but the ferry was so stable she didn't need the seasick pills. The ferry ride over is quite picturesques and on a nice sunny day, it's nice to sit out on the deck. Sometimes you can even catch a talk about the marine life along the BC coast out on the deck.
Mum's very excited about Butchart Gardens, it's her 2nd time here and we spent 4 1/2 hours walking through. It was nice and leisurely and you really get to drink in all that beauty. Check out the photos.