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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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1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-3822
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I liked the butterfly garden but it was small compared to others I have frequented. I loved the plant life and multiple tropical birds flying around.

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I have visited "butterfly gardens" in Niagara Falls, Coombs BC and now this. Obviously I like butterflies! Rather, the point that I am making is that I believe that I have reference point(s) when passing judgements on "butterfly gardens". The entrance to this one was...More

Thank JeffatStockinbingal
VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Hello, Thank you for your review, we appreciate any and all feedback about our facility. We would love to hear more about how the facility did not live up to the brochure as it contains recent, unedited photos of our actual gardens and inhabitants. This...More

Reviewed 16 July 2016

This place is often marketed as a package with Buchart gardens which is a favourite of tourists and is on the way. It is an absolute waste of money and time. The place is so small that even my backyard is bigger than this place!...More

Thank Mohan T
VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Hello Mohan, Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate any and all feedback even when it is very critical. It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your experience at Butterfly Gardens. As you can see, we have an outstanding record and reputation...More

Reviewed 15 July 2016

The garden is an enclosed collection of butterflies and moths with some parrots. Many of the plants provide food for the Free Flying insects. It gets a little humid in the enclosure because of the jungle atmosphere.

Thank ronald t
Reviewed 15 July 2016

My wife and I took our grand-daughter to Butterfly Garden and we thoroughly enjoy it. She is 1&1/2 year old and she took in everything.

1  Thank dllwc
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is a small little tropical rainforest located in the heart of brentwood bay. When we went in it was moist, hot, and beautiful! Butterflies all around with other fun tropical animals (frogs, flamingos, birds, etc..). Quite small but it was fun to go exploring...More

1  Thank lexy y
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is a very small attraction, but there is a lot to see in the garden - which is essentially one large climate-controlled building, with paths and indoor trees/animals.. Even though this is a for-profit enterprise, the staff were quite knowledgeable and concerned with animal...More

1  Thank neshera
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this little site stop for anyone visiting Victoria in Canada. A peaceful spot to enjoy nature's colourful critters.

1  Thank Brett C
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beyond compare. A must go for anyone. An amazing variety of flowers and foliage. So much thought put into the layout of this place. Something for everyone.

1  Thank Roberthhsh H
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Well it is a short walk up to the little inlet stairs. Walk up those and a vista of garden grandure beyound your widest dreams. A fairyland of color and creative use of flowers that just can't be told in words. It is a must...More

Thank Richard D
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Mike A
Are tripod-mounted cameras allowed?
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!
Can you get there from the cruise terminal without renting a car? In other words, is there public transportation?
15 July 2016|
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Response from jackieenright | Reviewed this property |
don't think so
Gwen M
What is the name of the bird who likes to visit on people? :)
20 April 2016|
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Response from VicBG | Property representative |
Hi Gwen, The name of our Green Eclectus Parrot is Little E. He's extremely friendly and loves to visit with the ladies!