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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-3822
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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 birds and more. Enjoy tropical fish, ducks, flamingos and koi fish in our serene pond and stream circulated by a stunning waterfall. Thousands of tropical butterflies (up to 70 species) fly through our large facilities the size of almost 3 basketball courts. Stroll through and marvel at our lush gardens including tropical flowers, carnivorous plants and fruits of the world. Wander in our newest Exhibit, the Insectarium, full of impressive insects & invertebrates from around the world. Your jungle adventure awaits.
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1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-3822
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in quick to check the place out, it was a great little escape into the tropics to find all sorts of treasures. Something that you could come back time and time again and always find something new.

Thank Ironjet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot for both kids and adults, especially in the winter when you'd like to warm up for a bit. The addition of the Insectarium is great. We always have fun looking for all the other critters in the butterfly garden (iguana,...More

Thank pkPortland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've have visited a number of butterfly gardens and many of them have been a little sad with dead butterflies everywhere - the Victoria butterfly gardens are definitely a lot better looked after than any we've been to. The garden isn't huge, but there are...More

Thank emtrey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Butterfly Gardens with my grandsons on a wet and windy day. What a difference in temperature when you walk through the first doors. All lenses, camera and glasses fog up but they offer a blower to dry up the lense. We spent...More

Thank A-847
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is such a great place for the whole family and so educational as well as beautiful and peaceful. Really a nice family event to teach the kids as well as romantic to have a quiet date.

Thank noral420
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The Butterfly Gardens are lovely. (Just remember it is very warm in there!) Not only are the butterflies beautiful, but the birds, animals, insects and plants are also well worth seeing. We took our time and just looked at everything, with the help of the...More

Thank Webdeb
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Picture being in a tropical sauna. Hot humid air. Tropical birds in the background, sometimes landing right on people. Butterflies fluttering everywhere, through the trees and vines. A huge coy pond full of turtles and live flamingos. And if you are lucky you will spot...More

Thank jbell8321
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was one of two highlights of a mini-bus tour we took in July from the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, Vancouver Island. It is a very well constructed educational facility as well as having an amazing collection of butterflies and ants, pupae, flamingoes, toads...More

1  Thank RichardT870
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Near the Butchart Gardens, this little garden is worth an hour or so of your time. There are a variety of butterflies in this warm indoor garden as well as a few birds (parrots, pink flamigoes and others), turtles, iguana and tree frogs. Walking through...More

Thank Peregrina-Norte
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I've been to a few other butterfly exhibits and this one was similar to ones I've seen before. They have a nice variety of butterflies and there are plenty of them. What they have done that others have not is they have a few other...More

Thank cgoodr5102
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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