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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

#2 of 12 things to do in Central Saanich Features Animals
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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-3822
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Reviewed yesterday

A very well done little garden with so many beautiful butterflies and interesting insects. It's warm and muggy in there - that's good for the butterflies - but elderly people or those who don't regulate the heat well might have a bit of trouble. This...More

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting to see all the different insects, cocoons, butterflies, flamingos, parrots, turtles, goldfish, and all the wonderful flowers and foliage.

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Victoria butterfly garden features beautiful butterflies, of course, but also had flamingos, turtles, parrots, and frogs plus lovely tropical foliage. The garden is included with the Butchart Gardens tour which we took and was a pleasant hour long stop. The available brochure is informative...More

Thank Alice F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good if you have young kids interested in butterflies and such. Very small and after drop off we had to wait 45 minutes for another shuttle to the Gardens.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was included in our tour package to Butchart Gardens so we decided, why not! It was a lot of fun and very interesting. Lots of unexpected animals and gorgeous plants.

Thank Gretchen D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an hour here and the variety of butterflies was lovely. It's hot inside the venue so dress accordingly. We were slightly concerned to find cockroaches on the floor in the ladies restroom and when we reported it to the staff, they did remove...More

Thank Jan O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here before and it was my daughters' choice to come again. There are just so many butterflies here. They've also added an insect zoo since we last visited. I had a telephoto and a macro lens and, once they de-fogged, I had so...More

Thank KimJ_in_Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place! Before you enter the butterfly house, you can walk through a great area with an entire ant colony displayed in a wonderful open glass enclosure that dhows the colony hard st work. Also huge tarantula cases, walking stick bigs and other cool...More

Thank BenayK1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden was small with lots of butterflies some of which land on you. The bug exhibit was very interesting and there were turtles, a parrot, a macaw and flamingoes too. If you plan on visiting Butchart Gardens then plan to stop in as they...More

Thank jennam0529
Reviewed 1 week ago

The huge variety of butterflies was impressive and the hothouse in which they live is attractively arranged with trees and plants.

Thank Richard C
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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