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“Great interest”

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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$72.59*
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Victoria, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great interest”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We found the information on the butterflies most interesting. They were so beautiful. So many we never in our gardens.

Visited December 2012
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Thank mamasue605
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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hello mamasue605

It is always an extra special pleasure when locals, such as yourselves come out to visit us and find out what we believe is the most important hidden truth. Not all attractions are created equal. Our number one goal is to create a tropical Eden that can be enjoyed by local and tourists alike. It is hard to get the word out to the local market but with your help and great review, we are one step closer to that goal. Thank you again for the great review.
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Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Fantastic!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Such a lovely environment, and surprisingly the butterflies themselves weren't the biggest attraction. The foliage, birds and koi are awesome! Well worth a visit. Staff are knowledgeable and very accommodating. Thanks for a wonderful visit, we even bought season's passes!

Visited March 2013
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Thank coll48
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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hello coll48

It is always a pleasure to read such kind words. Our head gardener was thrilled with your mention of the foliage and the other creatures. Don't get me wrong he loves the butterflies but he takes a great deal of pride in every aspect of the gardens, not just the butterflies. We are glad you were able to take the time to enjoy the many aspects of our jungle. The fact that you bought annual passes shows us your true appreciation for what we are trying to accomplish. Remember to check back often as we are waiting for our Atlas Moth's to appear any day now and the annual Ladybug release is only a month away.
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Powell River, Canada
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55 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“We had a great time.”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

We went here as part of the "Be a Tourist in your own Town" program and were amazed. We'll be going back again to spend more time when it's less busy. Incedibly colorful buterflies flapping about everywhere. We want to go back to just sit on the benches and watch all the activity unfold around us. Will definitly be on our list of things to do with out of town guests.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Hobbitsoutoftheshire
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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hello Hobbitsoutoftheshire

Thank you for the kind words regarding our jungle environment. We are are always eager to hear what our guests think and the fact that you will be coming back speaks volumes. I hope you picked up an annual pass so that you can come back as often as you want and see the changes that are always occurring at the Gardens. Thank you again for your review and sharing it with the TripAdvisor faithful.
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a pleasant surprise!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

My husband and I have seen the signs to the Butterfly Gardens for years and this time decided to find it - what a great place! The inside gardens are delightful with the flamingos, tropical birds, plants and of course, butterflys everywhere. It was a real treat to discover the butterflys are flying around among the gardens, landing on plants, sidewalks and visitors, so you do not have to view them behind glass or in caged areas.....very relaxing, beautiful and informative!

Visited February 2013
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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Hello 2xsailing

We always say that a visit to the jungle is good for the soul and it seems you would agree. I am so glad that you found the experience a positive one. By taking the time to let everyone know your thoughts about the gardens it will help get the word out that we are more than what they might expect. Thank you again for visiting and come back again any time.
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Ottawa ON Canada
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable and well interpreted Butterfly Gardens”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Enjoyed the Victoria Butterfly Gardens with a ten year old and a two year old. Very well organied and well interpreted. Lots to see, including parrots, flamingoes, and other birds, and tortoises and koi as well as butterflies. Justin on the cash was very helpful as well.

Visited February 2013
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Thank allanmiller
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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Hello Allanmiller

Thank you for the great review!! I will pass on your accolades for Justin. He is just one our valued team members and his tours are informative and fun. He is also a very talented artist in his own right, as he makes some of the jewelry that we sell. His butterfly wing necklaces are very popular and we hope that you will come back the next time you are in town and see the changes in the jungle.
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