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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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Victoria Butterfly Gardens
From US$13.24*
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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A Vibrant Jungle Experience. A unique opportunity to experience the beauty and curiosity of a tropical jungle up close. Meet our family with surprises at every turn. You’ll encounter tortoises, large iguanas, poison dart frogs, free flying tropical...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-3822
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All reviews beautiful butterflies koi fish poison dart frogs life cycle butterflies flying pink flamingos tropical paradise gift shop worth a stop rainy day all ages great for kids great place to visit parrots moths plants cocoons
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Reviewed 5 days ago

stopped in out of curiosity and we were very happy we did. The gardens and butterflies were outstanding. A bit humid, but after being surprised with butterfly activity , it was no problem. Enjoyed the information shared by the owners and really learned the many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank atrptaker
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens, near Butchart Gardens, is an attraction not to be missed, whether you have children with you or not. It's not just the butterflies, which are the main attraction, but there's plenty more to the gardens: lovely flowers (duh!), an impressive bug zoo, turtles,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bob J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really peaceful and warm. Prepare to take off coat as it like stepping into the tropics. Lush and humid with colorful birds and butterflies flitting about. The fish flamingos hurtles and frogs were an extra bonus. In the reception area you can be entertained for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Such a beautiful place to visit with so many colorful butterflies. I was amazed at how the butterflies would fly so close to me and even land on me!! Such a treat! I knew that I was going to see butterflies but I was wonderfully...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Edye R
Reviewed 3 November 2018

When we entered a very nice lady opened a brochure that had photos of insects, plants, animals, and butterflies and assured us all of them were in this indoor rain forest. The walk through the rain forest is just beautiful and there is so much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 720sherril
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Bring out the naturalist in your child, and yourself!! This is a wonderful place to visit with the family on rainy dull days. It is suitable for everyone from the grandparents to little ones. The walk through the rainforest is just beautiful and there is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anna B
Reviewed 29 October 2018

As we drove up to the Butterfly Garden we were skeptical. It didn't appear to be a substantial location. When we entered a very nice lady opened a brochure that had many photos of insects, plants, animals, and butterflies. She assured us that all of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Danielle C
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Amazing museum of live butterflies, ants etc, plus good information and exhibition on other related creatures. Minimalist shop, no café and it is a way out of Victoria.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank damianb239
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We love animals, so we are deeply suspicious of anything along the lines of a roadside zoo. In this case, though, we had enough faith in the main Victoria tour operator, CVS, to give it a try. So glad. The place is not huge, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rhodab357
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

What could be more soothing than lighter than air butterflies in a tropical garden? Not much. We sat for a while on one of the many benches provided and just watched the many species fly by. The pools of water with koi, a pair of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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VicBG, Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for your message. We appreciate all comments from our guests. All of our animals here at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens are rescues and adoptions. We do not “hatch” or reproduce any of our tropical vertebrate animals as we believe that the world does...More

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Holly O
2 July 2017|
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Response from VicBG | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. The average visit is about an hour however some guests spend the day!
Mike A
26 November 2016|
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Response from VicBG | Property representative |
Yes they are. We just ask that you are mindful of the other guests and that the feet stay on the paths and not in the garden beds. Thank you and enjoy your visit!
15 July 2016|
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Response from jackieenright | Reviewed this property |
don't think so