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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
from US$13.38*
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
from US$13.38*
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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...more
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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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All reviews beautiful butterflies koi fish poison dart frogs life cycle butterflies flying pink flamingos tropical paradise exotic plants gift shop worth a stop rainy day all ages great visit great for kids whole family parrots moths
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really peaceful and warm. Prepare to take off coat as it like stepping into the tropics. Lush and humid with colorful birds and butterflies flitting about. The fish flamingos hurtles and frogs were an extra bonus. In the reception area you can be entertained for...More

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a beautiful place to visit with so many colorful butterflies. I was amazed at how the butterflies would fly so close to me and even land on me!! Such a treat! I knew that I was going to see butterflies but I was wonderfully...More

Thank Edye R
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we entered a very nice lady opened a brochure that had photos of insects, plants, animals, and butterflies and assured us all of them were in this indoor rain forest. The walk through the rain forest is just beautiful and there is so much...More

Thank 720sherril
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring out the naturalist in your child, and yourself!! This is a wonderful place to visit with the family on rainy dull days. It is suitable for everyone from the grandparents to little ones. The walk through the rainforest is just beautiful and there is...More

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we drove up to the Butterfly Garden we were skeptical. It didn't appear to be a substantial location. When we entered a very nice lady opened a brochure that had many photos of insects, plants, animals, and butterflies. She assured us that all of...More

Thank Danielle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing museum of live butterflies, ants etc, plus good information and exhibition on other related creatures. Minimalist shop, no café and it is a way out of Victoria.

Thank damianb239
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love animals, so we are deeply suspicious of anything along the lines of a roadside zoo. In this case, though, we had enough faith in the main Victoria tour operator, CVS, to give it a try. So glad. The place is not huge, but...More

Thank rhodab357
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

What could be more soothing than lighter than air butterflies in a tropical garden? Not much. We sat for a while on one of the many benches provided and just watched the many species fly by. The pools of water with koi, a pair of...More

Thank Peytonsage
VicBG, Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your message. We appreciate all comments from our guests. All of our animals here at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens are rescues and adoptions. We do not “hatch” or reproduce any of our tropical vertebrate animals as we believe that the world does...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

For an extra $10, we got to come to the butterfly gardens on the way to the Buchart Gardens by CVS tours. It was a lovely thing to do. We enjoyed the butterflies, insects, the turtles and the birds.

Thank travelwhere
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Our grandson wanted us to see his favourite place. I did not expect to see so such wildlife in the exhibit. Be prepared for butterflies to swoop down and land or just keep flying by. Of the brightly coloured birds may land on your shoulder....More

Thank DRobb04
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Holly O
July 2, 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
November 25, 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!
July 15, 2016|
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Response from jackieenright | Reviewed this property |
don't think so