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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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1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-3822
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The insect portion of the gardens is quite educational. I didn't see a lot of butterflies but a very cute parrot enjoyed greeting visitors. The Turtles throughout the gardens and the flamingoes were enjoyable to watch.

Thank Mitzy570
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of our package was an optional stop at the Butterfly Gardens. Incredible! Butterflies everywhere and the plants are incredible!

Thank mccaskill2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like butterflies you will love this. It is really warm inside and when they say take you jacket off, listen cause it's really warm inside. The butterflies are amazing to see and well worth it.

Thank mifcnm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of two tours we did in Victoria, Canada. It was well worth a visit for about an hour. The exhibit has the butterflies, birds, and other animals free to move around and even land on you! One bird, Oscar, scared my mom because it...More

Thank Darrin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with the boss, aka the wife, we had an great time it is truly a amazing set up. They so a wonderful job maintaining the place!! Keep up the good work!!

Thank Willybonkya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love butterflies I would highly recommend coming to the butterfly garden. There are so many varieties of butterflies to see. You can also see their life cycle up close from when they start as a caterpillar, to being in a cocoon and starting...More

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the Butterfly Gardens before going to Butchart Gardens. It was a delightful hour and half. It is amazing how many butterflies are there. You get to see them upfront and personal. Just beautiful.

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Thank Jeanie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the gardens as part of a Butchart gardens tour package. The price was right and the gardens were beautiful. Many colorful butterflies, flamingoes, parrots turtles and fish. The staff were very informative. About an hour is enough time to see everything. Don't forget...More

Thank 886sherrid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here once before and is still a great venue. Children love it too! Even our six month old was quite enthralled!! Don't forget to use the hand dryer at the door (exit door) to warm your camera up as you go in. If...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pretty neat attraction. We went mainly because it was close to Butchart Gardens and we were very limited on our time to sightsee. I loved the giant creepy bugs in the insectarium, but my favorite were the flamingos. I thought it was...More

Thank kso o
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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!