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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-3822

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a fairly small exhibit that has quite a few butterflies as well as tropical plants. They have a few other animals also - all rescued. They have a pair of whistling ducks - they don't quack! They also have flamingos, turtles, a macaw...More

Thank Twila T
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I think I would be getting my money's worth just by going through the entrance into the garden where the moist, sweet, warm air takes one instantly into the tropics. This is an easy attraction to navigate and one can get one's fill in about...More

Thank Sinc77
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This place is just minutes from Butchart Gardens, and I knew we'd be stopping afterwards. My wife loves butterflies and I figured what the heck. We were told when we got there to be aware of the "heat" and "humidity" when we went into the...More

Thank golfguy043
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The garden area is teeming with life. All of the butterflies are beautiful and well maintained. The area was a great walk with plenty to see.

Thank The_Traveling_Ben
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I even made a friend there. A beautiful green parrot. The plants, trees and beautiful assortment of birds and animals makes this a great place to visit.

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this fantastical place. We enjoyed a very leisurely self guided tour in about 90 minutes. The key is to not rush through. There are so many easy to miss delights: flamingos, iguana, butterflies in the lush flora. I felt like I was transported...More

Thank Marie-Claire B
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My first time in a butterfly garden it was incredibly awesome experiance, love it. All kind of colors, their amazing life cycle. Nice spot to spend an hour, take pictures, and experience the touch of the lava. Look also for the swan around.

Thank Ismael R
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It doesnt take a long time, very small , green house style. But well maintained and very interesting. We saw, butterflies, turtles, Flamingos, makaws, parrots, etc. Fun, good for kids

Thank Nanwil
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Victoria British Columbia was our last port on the Alaska cruise. We took the gardens tour & glad we did. We enjoyed these gardens very much. It was amazing to see the butterflies & how they grow from caterpillars. I would highly recommend this excursion....More

Thank Wanda W
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

You are entering a hot and humid enclosure. If you have a DSLR or any large camera, prepare for it to be useless for about 15-20 minutes... it will fog immediately... use the heater near the exit to get your camera warmed up. And be...More

Thank George V
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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