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

Nice break from the highway, local restaurants are reasonably priced. Very good McDonald's on the route back to Sidney harbour. Attraction is as anywhere but very good. Beware of the low flying parrots ( very friendly). Good displays. Kids will love it. Easy access.

Thank Raymond H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was offered as an option for our tour and we were very glad that we chose it. The insects displayed were quite amazing and I was happy they were encased.Thousands of butterflies roam free in their gardens. They also have turtles, flamingos and parrots...More

Thank BJW48
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found a great deal on Groupon and just had to stop by on our way to the ferry. Definitely worth the money! My 10 year old daughter loved the bugs that you see in cases before walking into the garden. There were definitely a...More

Thank NCFlier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This butterfly house is decent size with a wide variety of butterflies, some birds including flamingoes, turtles, lizards and fish. This is more than just butterflies. Well laid out and nice for a visit. We spent an hour here and that was enough to see...More

Thank SharonB231
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty and there was so much to look at even in a fairly small place. The insectarium was neat with some very interesting beetles. I liked that the leaf cutter ants had flower petals for their use, it was easier to see them totting...More

Thank Lbroome705
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place that starts off with a collection of bugs big and small to look at. From there you go outside into a temperature controlled area that have all the butterflies. We were not ready for the humidity. It was around 80 out there and...More

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting visit - adequately priced - stroll through enjoying butterflies, gardens and turtles, tortoises, parrots, etc - also interesting exhibits prior to stroll - suitable for all ages and wheelchair friendly - near to Butchart Gardens - worth taking a combined bus tour - with...More

Thank Js L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I loved strolling through the Butterfly Gardens. It was such a treat to have butterflies fluttering all around you. I was a little disappointed that a couple with young boys was letting them run and jump in front of people and scare...More

Thank Susan39564
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really, really enjoyed this place. All the butterflies. We saw turtles and tortoises. A iguana and poison dart frogs. Not to mention the birds and beautiful plants. I really liked this place and would come back if I visited again.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of butterflies, other animals, and plants to look at in an immersive environment. Exceeded my expectations, I'd highly recommend and would repeat in the future.

Thank 998MichaelW998
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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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Response from jackieenright | Reviewed this property |
don't think so