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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 1 week ago

They seem to have more "moth like" butterflies than what we are used to in the US. It was kind of boring.More

Thank cjordan20901
VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We currently have over 60 varieties of tropical butterflies that we import from Costa Rica and the Philippines and only one species of moth. In addition to our new Insectarium we also house tortoises, turtles, poison dart frogs, flamingos, iguanas,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a visit and we quite enjoyed ourselves.Nice little garden and ponds,flowers etc. and of course butterflies Insects and birds too A lot of humidity and very warm but we enjoyed the stroll I used a groupon which made a big difference I...More

Thank islandrockin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to bring the kids. Your journey through the the garden starts in the lobby where you learn how hard ants have to work, and how far they have to travel to get the job done. Then in you go to...More

Thank Leo L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the garden and was pleasantly surprised. The new Insectarium was cool and a nice addition. The gardens are warm and humid and have lots of butterflies flying around, as well as turtles, iguanas, parrots, fish, flamingos etc. They have a gift shop with a...More

Thank Shannon W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful enclosure with thousands of butterflies, plus iguanas, turtles frogs and birds in a tropical paradise. I especially loved the atlas moths. They have a good ind interesting insect displays. A gift shop as well.

Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just down the road from Butchart Gardens is this small but thoroughly enjoyable butterfly house and insectarium which were well set out. The insectarium contained glass displays of scorpions, praying mantis and stick insects. Several of them were comprised of leaves and there was...More

Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to go and see on the way to butchart gardens. Not just butterflies there are birds ,fish and a lizard.

Thank joday013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to Buchart Gardens and we're glad we did. There were butterflies everywhere and the setting was perfect. Highly Recommend.

Thank Bradbury H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best lepidopterrarium I've every visited plus a small insectorium with the most fabulous live leafcutter ant farm I've ever seen. The kids will love it. The terrarium is large, hot and very humid -- ideal for butterflies. The insects flutter all around you, getting on...More

Thank Harry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on a whim after visiting Butchart and glad we did. Very pretty and thoroughly enjoyable!

Thank PJ B
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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