We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-652-3822
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Victoria Kayaking and Butterfly Gardens Tour
More Info
and up
Victoria in One Day Sightseeing Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 708 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 342
  • 239
    Very good
  • 72
  • 12
  • 7

Good place to warm up from the rain. Seems small but each time you walk around the display you will see a new butterfly!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
David W
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

708 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 672: English reviews
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to warm up from the rain. Seems small but each time you walk around the display you will see a new butterfly!

Thank David W
London, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Educational and beautiful in every way. The feeding if the butterflies and the people that helped us with any questions that we may have had. Was a beautiful way to end a awesome day with my daughter!

Thank rottielover33
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good if you need to kill some time or you feel like doing something that doesn't require a lot of thought! I can see it as being cool for kiddos and those who can reach for the positive aspects it has to offer.

Thank Sophie P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the butterflies are butiful and the inside like a mini tropical world with other animals, good for kids or international students.

Thank Infusiom E
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
616 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is a but touristy, but a great way for the kids to spend an afternoon seeing and learning about nature. A fairly affordable family outing often combined with a trip to Butchart Gardens.

Thank TravelOften1968
Level Contributor
40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

This is an expensive diversion. Interesting displays and the butterflies are beautiful but it's all a bit small and would have been a lot more attractive in its day. They are renovating so I will be interested to see what they have done to improve things. You need to be aware that the butterflies will 'fly at you' around the... More 

Thank Wendy H
Sooke, Canada
Level Contributor
46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Amazing butterflies that fly freely while you stroll the tropical gardens. There is a well hidden iguana, poisonous frogs (inside an enclosure), a couple of flamingos, turtles and koi in the pond area and of course the parrots. There is a small green parrot that is very friendly and will sit on your arm. The staff is friendly and the... More 

Thank curly_retiree
Level Contributor
75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Outstanding greenhouse of tropicals and amazing to see the many butterflies, parrot, iguana, turtles and flamingos. Staff on hand answer questions and point to insects otherwise missed. Not a place to hurry through as there is a lot to observe. The terrarium frogs were unique. The butterflies land on sleeves and a delight to capture those moments on film.

Thank victoria_BCLeam
Level Contributor
53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

If you know your butterflies then this is a great way to see some beautiful specimens... if not, it is a chance to learn more about the beauty of these wonderful creatures. Kids are always enthralled and adults also enchanted by the fragile yet elegant beauty of the butterfly. An experience you will not forget.

Thank TravelSpirit19
Brentwood Bay
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

A very interesting display of colourful butterflies and exotic plant life. Great educational experience suitable for all ages.

Thank X1820IXjohnt

Travelers who viewed Victoria Butterfly Gardens also viewed

Central Saanich, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Sidney, Victoria Capital Regional District

Been to Victoria Butterfly Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Victoria Butterfly Gardens and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question
3 months ago
Victoria, Canada
Blahbatuh, Indonesia
over a year ago
11 months ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Victoria Butterfly Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?