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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 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
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+1 250-652-3822
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"koi fish"
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"life cycle"
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"poison dart frogs"
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"butterflies flying"
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"pink flamingos"
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"tropical paradise"
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"gift shop"
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"worth a stop"
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"rainy day"
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"all ages"
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"great for kids"
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"great place to visit"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Very pleasantly surprised, the butterflies and insects where very interesting, there were turtles and flamingosee, as well as needed gift shop

Thank Pauline B
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We've been to Vancouver Island numerous times, but had never stopped in at the butterfly gardens, so we were determined to do so this time, and we were happy we did. The price is quite high, but I love butterflies and plants, and my hubby...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is an extremely well run establishment which is worth a visit by young or old (and I'm old!). There is an area where you can look at a range of different insects, and watch leaf cutter ants continually running up and down carrying bits...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Excellent facility with great foliage and tortoises and butterflies! Fun for the whole family. We had a lot of fun there and even with short attention spans we were entertained!

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I've passed by Victoria Butterfly Gardens every time I go to Butchart Gardens. So glad we finally stopped and explored the gardens. We spent 2 hours in there. We had a blast watching the birds, butterflies, and the turtles. Lots of things to see, plants,...More

Thank RicaR222
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This was a fun stop, but we probably only spent about 25 minutes here. There isn't a huge variety in the butterflies, though there are a lot of them. They also had turtles, exotic birds and two flamingos though, which was a nice surprise. We...More

Thank RyguyC
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We had we're traveling with our 5 year old and happened upon the gardens. It is a great spot for kids to walk around and learn about nature. The displays are informative. My only criticism is that it was a bit pricey.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Having grown up in Victoria but now living in Europe, we decided to take our 2.5 year old to see the butterflies and we were pleasantly surprised. It is amazing to look around and see them all as well as having them land on you....More

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

A lot of interesting things to see & learn about.The grandkids loved it - ages 15,12 & 9 visiting from Waterloo

Thank Gail M
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great facility to get an up close encounter with butterflies and a variety of other living creatures. We enjoyed the recently added insect exhibit.

Thank Diashrop
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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!
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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!
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Giovana
15 July 2016|
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don't think so
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