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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 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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"
in 59 reviews
"koi fish"
in 20 reviews
"life cycle"
in 17 reviews
"poison dart frogs"
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"butterflies flying"
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"pink flamingos"
in 16 reviews
"tropical paradise"
in 11 reviews
"gift shop"
in 38 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 12 reviews
"rainy day"
in 24 reviews
"all ages"
in 28 reviews
"great for kids"
in 10 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 14 reviews
"take your time"
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"parrots"
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"moths"
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely fascinating place. This was our first visit here. Would highly recommend for everyone, but especially children. Great learning experience

Thank 376lindan
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I wish there were more varieties of butterflies. We mostly spotted only Blue Morpho butterfly.But there are other tropical animals - flamingo, iguana, parrot, bugs that makes the visit more interesting.

Thank GintamaZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at the Butterfly Gardens on the way to the Butchart Gardens with my mother and my 8 year old daughter. Neat little exhibit. Enjoyed seeing all the animals and butterflies. A butterfly landed on my head which was a first. The temperature was bad...More

Thank Kdart45
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I really enjoy coming here, especially when it's cold outside. Sit back, relax and watch butterflies, lizards, birds and more.

Thank Sparkee V
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Such a warm beautiful place to visit. Butterflies flit amongst the tropical plants and parrots that are very happy to land on special people for a visit. So much to see in such a small place the insect display was wonderful. We would have stayed...More

Thank Derek F
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The insect exhibit prior to entering the butterfly garden is terrific! The garden itself is magnificent, so many varieties of butterfies and birds as well. The tropica plants are just beautiful. Also enjoyed the seeing the different stages of butterfly development and the feeding station....More

Thank 1952Kim
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful way to spend an afternoon with the grandkids. Butterflies, beautiful flowers, birds, fish and turtles are plentiful in the Butterfly Gardens. Short drive from Victoria, close to the Sydney. Great subjects for budding photographers!

Thank Brenda B
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

There is more to this place than butterflies. They have flamingos and a great "frog and bug" section as you enter the butterfly gardens. I thought it was a great addition and it's great value the entrance fee - you can afford to take your...More

Thank Rae B
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

It was very beautiful! I expected it to be larger based on the photos but it was a great place to take 2 children, 5 and 2 yrs old. We loved the pink flamingos and the little bridge and waterfall.

Thank Nl E
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

My wife and I have never been to Butterfly Gardens but we pass by it on the way to Butchart Gardens often. We saw the cheaper admission on Groupon so we thought we'd check it out this past weekend. I completely thought it was just...More

Thank Chaddubya77
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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
25 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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