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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 9 January 2017

Outstanding greenhouse of tropicals and amazing to see the many butterflies, parrot, iguana, turtles and flamingos. Staff on hand answer questions and point to insects otherwise missed. Not a place to hurry through as there is a lot to observe. The terrarium frogs were unique....More

Thank victoria_BCLeam
Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you know your butterflies then this is a great way to see some beautiful specimens... if not, it is a chance to learn more about the beauty of these wonderful creatures. Kids are always enthralled and adults also enchanted by the fragile yet elegant...More

Thank TravelSpirit19
Reviewed 26 December 2016

A very interesting display of colourful butterflies and exotic plant life. Great educational experience suitable for all ages.

Thank X1820IXjohnt
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Best butterfly enclosure I have seen. Tropical plants, birds and other animals add to the experience. Great indoor activity on a cold winter day. We enjoyed it a lot. It does not take long to see everything in the exhibit but we spent a lot...More

Thank Sheba42
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Loved this spot since our kids were barely able to walk. It's calm, interesting and local. We recommend the season's passes if you would like to go more than once a year.

1  Thank Phil C
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The Victoria Butterfly Gardens is definitely a venue not to be missed. I've been several times and enjoy it more each time I go. The free-flying birds and butterflies are so very beautiful and the flamingos and Koi fish are gorgeous. There are many benches...More

Thank Robbin G
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I always enjoy a wander through the Butterfly Gardens. Aside from the various varieties of lovely, free flying butterflies, there is an assortment of birds.

Thank HaruWindsong
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy this place it's a wonderful place to bring kids or whoever would like an up close (maybe to upclose ) encounter with butterflies of all kinds. The place can be toured as slowly or quickly as you like. I on one occasion...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Considering the steep price, I must say I had expected a bit more but it was still a nice place to spend an hour or two on a rainy day. It is fairly small and I wasn't sure if the flamingos were happy in their...More

Thank Raven25Blue
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Butterfly Gardens is on your way to Butchart gardens and so is an opportune time to do two things at once. Beautiful butterflies and moths, some giant size as big as some birds. Amazing colours. A great place to visit for young and old.

Thank Donn H
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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