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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

#2 of 12 things to do in Central Saanich Features Animals
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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-3822
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent an hour here and the variety of butterflies was lovely. It's hot inside the venue so dress accordingly. We were slightly concerned to find cockroaches on the floor in the ladies restroom and when we reported it to the staff, they did remove...More

Thank Jan O
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been here before and it was my daughters' choice to come again. There are just so many butterflies here. They've also added an insect zoo since we last visited. I had a telephoto and a macro lens and, once they de-fogged, I had so...More

Thank KimJ_in_Oregon
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved this place! Before you enter the butterfly house, you can walk through a great area with an entire ant colony displayed in a wonderful open glass enclosure that dhows the colony hard st work. Also huge tarantula cases, walking stick bigs and other cool...More

Thank BenayK1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The garden was small with lots of butterflies some of which land on you. The bug exhibit was very interesting and there were turtles, a parrot, a macaw and flamingoes too. If you plan on visiting Butchart Gardens then plan to stop in as they...More

Thank jennam0529
Reviewed 6 days ago

The huge variety of butterflies was impressive and the hothouse in which they live is attractively arranged with trees and plants.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to add this on to our visit to Butchart Gardens. The collection of insects was good and the use of feeding tables for the moths and butterflies made for an impressive scene. There are also birds and reptiles; it was fun wandering around...More

Thank LSQRD1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grandma and another grandma with grandkids off to find entertainment for the kids ages 8 to 13. We all enjoyed our time discovering what Butterfly gardens had to offer. The pink flamingos, a friendly parrot that loved to be held, to the turtles stacked up...More

Thank Patsy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: flamingos, tropical birds, poisonous frogs, insect display. In fact, the non-butterfly creatures stole the show! Cons: price was a bit on the high side given the size of the exhibit. We paid $53.55 (tax included) for a family of 4 for about a one-hour...More

Thank Rick-the-UX-guy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat little place unusual and cool butterflies but not what I would call a major attraction. If part of garden tour its ok.

Thank James D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing experience puts a perspective on fluttering creatures that most of us take for granted. When you learn there are 150,000 types of moths and 50,000 butterfly species it's an opening onto an unusual experience. A very large brown moth landed on my left...More

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Holly O
July 2, 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
November 25, 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!
July 15, 2016|
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Response from jackieenright | Reviewed this property |
don't think so