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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
1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-3822
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great place to view tropical flowers and butterflies in a very warm and humid environment. Awesome to go inside, warm up and stay dry on a wet day!

Thank AnomReviewsTraveller
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Victoria Butterfly Gardens are a wonderful addition to any visit to Victoria BC. A great array of exotic butterflies and a Pink Flamingo or two. Highly recommend you visit it.

Thank borninthebronx54
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very colourful, with a lot of colourful butterflies and information. Pink flamingos and iguanas are interesting to see. It is a one room exhibit, so is small. Very warm inside so dress cool. It is expensive for a one time visit, but if you are...More

Thank 666nancy
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I spent a couple of hours at the butterfly gardens. I think she enjoyed her visit, but I really loved the visit. Where else do you get the opportunity to photograph hundreds of gorgeous butterflies in a captive yet somewhat natural environment....More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We were hesitant to visits bein so late in the season. We were shocked to discover that even in October there are >3000 butterflies calling this home. Watch for flying parrots as well as a resident parrot who looooves ladies! Leave the coat in the...More

Thank Lyvwr
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were very excited about coming to this attraction. In fact, after not wanting to rush our experience at Butchart Gardens the day before, we decided to drive back out to the Butterfly Gardens (pretty close, logistically, to each other, but a ways out of...More

Thank Stoddard C
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a fairly small exhibit that has quite a few butterflies as well as tropical plants. They have a few other animals also - all rescued. They have a pair of whistling ducks - they don't quack! They also have flamingos, turtles, a macaw...More

Thank Twila T
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I think I would be getting my money's worth just by going through the entrance into the garden where the moist, sweet, warm air takes one instantly into the tropics. This is an easy attraction to navigate and one can get one's fill in about...More

Thank Sinc77
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This place is just minutes from Butchart Gardens, and I knew we'd be stopping afterwards. My wife loves butterflies and I figured what the heck. We were told when we got there to be aware of the "heat" and "humidity" when we went into the...More

Thank golfguy043
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The garden area is teeming with life. All of the butterflies are beautiful and well maintained. The area was a great walk with plenty to see.

Thank The_Traveling_Ben
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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