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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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Address: 1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-652-3822
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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Transported to a magical place!

Highly recommend this fantastical place. We enjoyed a very leisurely self guided tour in about 90 minutes. The key is to not rush through. There are so many easy to miss delights... read more

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Sequim, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Highly recommend this fantastical place. We enjoyed a very leisurely self guided tour in about 90 minutes. The key is to not rush through. There are so many easy to miss delights: flamingos, iguana, butterflies in the lush flora. I felt like I was transported to a tropical jungle experience without a fear of deadly snakes or toe rot. Dress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My first time in a butterfly garden it was incredibly awesome experiance, love it. All kind of colors, their amazing life cycle. Nice spot to spend an hour, take pictures, and experience the touch of the lava. Look also for the swan around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It doesnt take a long time, very small , green house style. But well maintained and very interesting. We saw, butterflies, turtles, Flamingos, makaws, parrots, etc. Fun, good for kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Victoria British Columbia was our last port on the Alaska cruise. We took the gardens tour & glad we did. We enjoyed these gardens very much. It was amazing to see the butterflies & how they grow from caterpillars. I would highly recommend this excursion. It was beautiful

Thank Wanda W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You are entering a hot and humid enclosure. If you have a DSLR or any large camera, prepare for it to be useless for about 15-20 minutes... it will fog immediately... use the heater near the exit to get your camera warmed up. And be patient... Then go ahead and see if you can photograph the butterflies... and there are... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love butterflies, then this is another place you should try to visit while vacationing in Victoria BC area. Located less than a 5 minute drive from Butchart Gardens, it is filled with beautifully colored butterflies and plants. Another fun family outing.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Butterfly's, koi, large birds, a 4ish foot iguana , flamingos, poison dart frogs (in cages that cannot get out)- some basic education on all the above- well priced fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I so enjoyed my time. I have never been a solo traveller, but this trip I had to attend without my family, I was not excited, but when I entered the gardens, it was so peaceful, and Mr. Ollie the parrot fell involve with me, and rode around on my shoulder. I did not plan that, and tried to share... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apparently they allow you to go into the butterfly exhibit at night but no one tells you that you will have to play Where's Waldo while you are there! We FOUND 3 butterflies on trees and saw two flying around the light. There were nice plants/trees and some ducks and turtles, but we came to see butterflies. I've been to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a bus tour here, stopping for approximately 45 minutes, which is enough time if you don't dawdle. The personnel were very friendly and informative. Many butterflies, parrots, flamingo's, turtles and more. Very beautiful flowers. Leave some time to visit the Gift shop. This stop is a good combination with the Buschart Gardens

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