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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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Address: 1461 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-652-3822
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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A Wonderful Warm Tropical Paradise On A Cold Winter's Day

I have wanted to visit this attraction for a long time. My husband & I decided to finish our day in Victoria by driving 20 minutes out to Saanich to the Butterfly Gardens. I knew... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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B.C. Canada
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276 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have wanted to visit this attraction for a long time. My husband & I decided to finish our day in Victoria by driving 20 minutes out to Saanich to the Butterfly Gardens. I knew from reading TA's reviews that it would be warm & humid, so, we left our winter jackets & scarves in the car. Upon entering the... More 

Thank Condu
Punta Gorda, Florida
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wear something bright and colourful! I had butterflies all over me and the surprise was a parrot landing on my shoulder! Friendly and quite chatty. Children loved it and it was great for a rainy day.

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Englehart, Canada
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved our visit to the Gardens and will return if we ever get back to BC. We were a family of 3 and brought home beautiful pictures and gifts from the gift shop

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Victoria, Canada
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234 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have to visit this place at least once. It's beautiful and if you have kids, they'll love it. I have been numerous times and always had a great visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here on our way up to the ferry and my two year old loved it! He had so much fun following the butterflies around and looking at the various birds. Definitely worth a stop!

Thank Jane123456789
Victoria, Canada
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48 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

butterfly gardens is only 20 minutes from victoria,a great fun place to visit,young and old,walk arround and have butterflies land on your head,fasinating place,

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Langley, BC
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175 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are hundreds of butterflies to see here. They fly all around you and on occasion land on you. They also have an assortment of birds, turtles and some frogs. Some of the parrots are quite friendly. Don't were your winter gear in here though. It is always summer inside.

1 Thank LangleyVagabond
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a really small space you could walk around it in 15 min or less, but there's lots of feeding stops to watch butterflies and caterpillars, there are also parrots, flamingos, tortoises, carp and turtles and is really warm inside when it's cold outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The Butterfly Gardens are nicely done, albeit a bit small. If treated as the sole destination in your afternoon, you might feel disappointed after the long drive from downtown to get here. However, as an additional destination while en route to Butchart Gardens, it makes the day complete. Each are nice stand-alone attractions, but seem better when taken in on... More 

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Had so much fun here. There are lots of butterflies that land on you and fly around. There are turtles, flamingos, iguanas and different kinds of birds. Had to go around about 3 times to see everything. What a great find.

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