Sam Rubin, KTLA’s entertainment host, took a stroll down memory lane to one of his favorite places once he had the chance to jump ship and share his fondest memories.

The Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia is a gated amusement park that is home some of the most beautiful gardens in the world.

“It’s absolutely extraordinary,” marveled Sam. “Could not be more peaceful or tranquil or beautiful.”

This heaven on earth actually used to be a limestone quarry. Once the limestone became scarce, these exceptional gardens began blooming. The gardens have been around for decades upon decades. It remains one of the top tourist attractions in Victoria and one of Sam’s favorite places in the world.

KTLA is doing a special giveaway with the cruise line, so if you want to be like Sam Rubin, you can enter to win at For more information about the Scenic Eclipse cruise, you can head to segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 23, 2022.