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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-3822

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. It's so spectacular to see the butterflys flying around you and amazing colors and variety of butterflies. You will also see other amazing creatures while there. It's a must see. Nature is beautiful!

Thank 795gurdevb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute and cozy place to visit. Interesting display of insects and other small animals. Great gift shop. Worth a visit.

Thank sammied3000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the insects and birds as interesting as the butterflies. Allow 45 minutes. This is a brief stop, and was combined with a Victoria city tour and transportation and tickets to Butchart gardens by Clipper Vacations.

Thank marsha l
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Liked the butterfly's and the birds worth the trip. It's a bit smaller than I thought but good trip if you have children!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You pass the Butterfly Gardens to get to the Buchart Gardens. It's very close. If you are not too tired from the Buchart flowers, this is a very well done butterfly and insect garden worth visiting. The gift shop has some great chachkas that I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place for the kids, with all the butterflies and also the insects and birds - the kids have plenty to look at and chase to get their pictures. The place is relatively small, but big enough. If you visit Buchart Gardens with...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really cute and charming, with lots of interesting information. Neat bug exhibit before you go in too. It was very hot and humid inside the day we went, so dress accordingly and be ready to get damp. This does not take long (less than an...More

Thank kmfesq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love butterflies and after hearing about the place, i made it a stop for me and my parents on one of our road trips on the island. All three of us enjoyed the tropical garden with sooo many different butterflies and other creatures to...More

Thank G1706KQkristinab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a smaller-than-expected place, but you do get to see a fair number of beautiful butterflies. Artfully put together with good signage explaining what you are seeing, so it's worth going for a visit. It was $12 for senior citizen and $16 for adults....More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here not knowing what to expect. It was well worth the stop. The exhibition started with some insects in enclosures and the one entered the butterfly house where they were flying among all the visitors. There was a stream with pink flamingoes as...More

Thank raymarks
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Holly O
2 July 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
26 November 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!
15 July 2016|
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don't think so

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