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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Victoria Butterfly Gardens
From US$13.35*
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
From US$13.35*
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice place to visit in Victoria in our dreary rainy season, makes you feel like you have escaped into a tropical environment of enjoying butterflies, birds and tropical plants.It is fun trying to capture the butterflies with your camera, some do stop to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank werfyzoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk into the gift shop, you are welcome by the most amazing ant colony, at first it’s hard to identify what you are looking at, since it is such a captivating spectacle... then all of a sudden, it hits you and you are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank caligirl0105
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with family on an afternoon during school holidays so it was busy but not overcrowded. Very interesting place, plenty to see in tropical house with butterflies flying freely and also some tropical birds, plants and insects in glass viewing spaces. Good place for children...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mary E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Butterfly gardens with a 3-year old and it was a perfect spot to keep him occupied for at least an hour. After checking in you are directed to a very large enclosed area with paths leading you around to various exhibits. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BCtourists
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked with tickets to Bouchard Gardens we arrived with just over an hour to explore. The butterflies, birds, fish and amphibians were easy to capture on film. The staff helpful, the facilities were clean. And the bug exhibit fascinating. We would return.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 874kathies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed visiting here. The butterflies, and other critters, were very fun to watch. Note: it is extremely hot and moist so dress accordingly. And if you want to be landed on, wear red.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EdPlateau
Reviewed December 11, 2018

stopped in out of curiosity and we were very happy we did. The gardens and butterflies were outstanding. A bit humid, but after being surprised with butterfly activity , it was no problem. Enjoyed the information shared by the owners and really learned the many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank atrptaker
Reviewed December 8, 2018

The gardens, near Butchart Gardens, is an attraction not to be missed, whether you have children with you or not. It's not just the butterflies, which are the main attraction, but there's plenty more to the gardens: lovely flowers (duh!), an impressive bug zoo, turtles,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bob J
Reviewed November 14, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sherry M
Reviewed November 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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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