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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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Address: 1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
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+1 250-652-3822
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true...

Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true tropical jungle in the best part of Canada. Victoria Butterfly Gardens is home to exotic butterflies, tropical ducks, stunning flamingos, rare tropical birds, Chameleons, Geckos, Poison dart Frogs, Tree Frogs, Sulcata and Red Footed Tortoises and giant Koi swimming in the stream and pond.Located just 5 minutes from the famed Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens is warm and aromatic. The Gardens’ feature over 200 species of orchids, other stunning blooms and thousands of tropical plants, including foods of the world and carnivorous plant displays. This carefully planned combination of trees, bushes, vines and creepers is a balanced jungle-like eco-system that flourishes without the use of herbicides and pesticides. Guided tours are offered daily at no extra charge. These tours will optimize your jungle experiences as you discover the hidden gems within the Gardens.With a chance to shop our uniquely themed gift shop and winner of the 2010 Eco Star award, this is an environmentally friendly adventure that you will remember forever. Open daily except for December 25th, December 26th and January 1st.

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Beautiful, peaceful and fun for all ages

Having grown up in Victoria but now living in Europe, we decided to take our 2.5 year old to see the butterflies and we were pleasantly surprised. It is amazing to look around and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having grown up in Victoria but now living in Europe, we decided to take our 2.5 year old to see the butterflies and we were pleasantly surprised. It is amazing to look around and see them all as well as having them land on you. Was also nice for our daughter to see the turtles and flamingoes that were part... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A lot of interesting things to see & learn about.The grandkids loved it - ages 15,12 & 9 visiting from Waterloo

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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great facility to get an up close encounter with butterflies and a variety of other living creatures. We enjoyed the recently added insect exhibit.

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Portland, oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is beautiful. The interaction with the butterflies & birds made the visit very special, can't wait to go again

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to warm up from the rain. Seems small but each time you walk around the display you will see a new butterfly!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Educational and beautiful in every way. The feeding if the butterflies and the people that helped us with any questions that we may have had. Was a beautiful way to end a awesome day with my daughter!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Good if you need to kill some time or you feel like doing something that doesn't require a lot of thought! I can see it as being cool for kiddos and those who can reach for the positive aspects it has to offer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

the butterflies are butiful and the inside like a mini tropical world with other animals, good for kids or international students.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This attraction is a but touristy, but a great way for the kids to spend an afternoon seeing and learning about nature. A fairly affordable family outing often combined with a trip to Butchart Gardens.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is an expensive diversion. Interesting displays and the butterflies are beautiful but it's all a bit small and would have been a lot more attractive in its day. They are renovating so I will be interested to see what they have done to improve things. You need to be aware that the butterflies will 'fly at you' around the... More 

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