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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-3822
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Picture being in a tropical sauna. Hot humid air. Tropical birds in the background, sometimes landing right on people. Butterflies fluttering everywhere, through the trees and vines. A huge coy pond full of turtles and live flamingos. And if you are lucky you will spot...More

Thank jbell8321
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of two highlights of a mini-bus tour we took in July from the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, Vancouver Island. It is a very well constructed educational facility as well as having an amazing collection of butterflies and ants, pupae, flamingoes, toads...More

1  Thank RichardT870
Reviewed 1 week ago

Near the Butchart Gardens, this little garden is worth an hour or so of your time. There are a variety of butterflies in this warm indoor garden as well as a few birds (parrots, pink flamigoes and others), turtles, iguana and tree frogs. Walking through...More

Thank Peregrina-Norte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to a few other butterfly exhibits and this one was similar to ones I've seen before. They have a nice variety of butterflies and there are plenty of them. What they have done that others have not is they have a few other...More

Thank cgoodr5102
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to other butterfly gardens, these are exceptional, I loved the flamingos and the blue morph butterflies. Many of them.

Thank Val G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Butterfly Gardens as part of a cruise shore excursion to Butchart Gardens. Thinking it was just a time-filler, we had no idea what to expect but boy, were we surprised. The insectarium is awesome. We felt like we could watch all day...More

1  Thank Anaco_Angler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone is smiling! Cameras are clicking. Butterflies dance round you! This place makes you feel GOOD! Yes, it gets hot, so wear something cool. It’s truly a fairyland of flowers, beautiful butterflies drifting in dream states, & misty vapors occasionally wafting over you as you...More

Thank kjay855
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice little place to kill an hour. Lots of butterflies to see and it was interesting enough. The insect museum at the beginning of the tour was also very interesting. Learn about butterflies and their habitat as well as the life stages, etc. Very...More

Thank Ben A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a vibrant jungle experience, and therefore is hot and humid. The experience is fantastic. There are some Insects that you must check out before going into the main butterfly section. This is amazing, so much to see, so many pictures to take....More

Thank miles_x2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. Not only are there butterflies hovering around but they also have an insect section as well as Flamingos, tropical birds, tortoises, and fish. Be sure to ask the workers there about the butterflies. Some have...More

Thank tuck9936
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Holly O
3 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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Response from jackieenright | Reviewed this property |
don't think so