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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"koi fish"
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"pink flamingos"
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"tropical paradise"
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"gift shop"
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"worth a stop"
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"all ages"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a place to learn about Butterflies. this is quite an experience if you have young children as they can get very close to different type of butterfly. There are also other animals in the garden (birds, turtle, fish) all of which will interest...More

Thank Denis B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

ok i was last here many years ago so it has changed a bit since then.There is still some cool turtles lots of butterflies and many birds too.It is not cheap for the scope of viewing but after all i am sure the heating bill...More

Thank 40Dean
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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. The tropical environment is just what our inhabitants enjoy, t shirt weather all year long! Our facility is one of the largest in North America and all of it's inhabitants are rescues and donations from people who could no longer...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have visited several times throughout the years and it is still a favorite for the whole family. The Flamingos are beautiful, the lizards and turtles are fun, the poisonous frogs are fascinating and the birds and butterflies are wonderful. It is very hot and...More

Thank Christine O
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not a large indoor space for the butterflies and birds, but is laid out so that it never seemed crowded and you could see lots of greenery and even some fish in the pond. The insect display as you enter was also very...More

Thank Elsie H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took an excursion with the family including six year old grandson who was entralled with the bugs and the butterflies. Add the flamingoes and Spike and he was in heaven, Highly recommend a visit

Thank WillieMacfan
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is a small building but big on beauty and enjoyment. The butterflies are gorgeous and fun to watch. There is a very friendly parrot that likes attention and a few other animals in the exhibit. Worth going to for some di-stressing.

Thank Nanilani3
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a bus from Victoria to the Butchart Gardens this was a stop along the way at no extra charge. It’s very worthwhile doing. It reminds me of Florida climate. Lovely gift shop as well.

Thank DoloresJacoby
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on our way to the ferry. I pretty place while away an hour or two and watch the butterflies and made fun by the parrots calling in the background. Easy to take photographs of most of the them but the big Blue ones...More

Thank Mr&MrsAdventure
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so glad that we came to visit the Butterfly Gardens. It was very accessible and the only thing that I had to be cautious of was running over the butterflies with my wheelchair. It was a thoroughly enchanting experience. The colours of the...More

Thank DWT123
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vivid jeweled wings of tropical birds and butterflies. One butterfly lit on a little girl's hair. Another hitched a ride on a man's pants pockets. Just delightful! I stood and watched the leafcutter ants for a long time. Such amazing creatures and really glad they...More

Thank Eileen M
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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!
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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!
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Giovana
15 July 2016|
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don't think so
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