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Butterfly World & Gardens

1080 Winchester Road, Coombs, British Columbia V0R 1M0, Canada
(250) 248-7026
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Ranked #6 of 6 Attractions in Coombs
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Gardens
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was the first time that my wife and I had visited this attraction despite the fact that we've been regular visitors to the Parksville area for decades. I had mixed emotions about the visit. The plants in the gardens looked well cared for. And there seemed to be a lot of varied and colourful butterflies about. Very active too.... More

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Abbotsford BC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have been to Butterfly world a couple of times and just love it. It was too hot for the turtles to be outside in the Orchard Garden which is nice to see. Watch where you step at all times as the butterflies are everywhere. Don't touch them either if they land on you just leave them alone. They will... More

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Errington, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Tons of butterflies to see, the grandkids loved it...my grandaughter was free as she was 2. Lots of little things to see and look for, small birds, reptiles and the turtles, especially when the big one was out for his walk. The kids also loved the little water falls in the orchid area.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Cute little excursion...nicely priced. Wear colourful clothing to increase the chances of becoming an attraction for landings. Clean and well thought out in the layout. Take a minute and sit in the rocking bench by the coy pond...you might doze off in the peaceful tranquility of the garden.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I brought my youngest to the Island with me for an appointment last month and decided to bring him to see Butterfly World as I have always had fond memories of it from my childhood. Well, we were NOT disappointed! The reality was every bit as great as my memory of it was! My 16 yr old son LOVED it... More

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was a lovely attraction, and it was well balanced by having a few different draws. The 'butterfly world' part was actually not as satisfying as I expected - the Butterfly Gardens in Victoria are a bit bigger and seem to have better signs and a bigger variety of butterflies. However, what made the Butterfly World and Gardens so wonderful... More

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British Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We've visited this place more than once with the kids as they've grown older. I think the first time was the most magical. And the rest, well, it's all the same every time. It's very low key, but worth one visit with kids who appreciate the beauty of it all.

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Robson
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This was a wonderful place to visit with my daughters and my mom. We enjoyed all the interesting creatures (not just butterflies!!), and the grounds were beautiful!! Thank you!!

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We visited this spot on the last weekend the original owner was operating it. She had been training the new staff for two weeks and "thought they were ready" She tried to sell it locally but could only sell it to someone who lives in China. I hope someone local can keep an eye on the conditions the butterflies and... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

To advertise as an orchid garden is such a misnomer. A few potted plants and a bit of water doesn't make a garden. The butterflies were scarce and so much of their foliage was dead -a truly dreadful experience.

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