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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

#2 of 12 things to do in Central Saanich Features Animals
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 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a terrific place. Only $15.50+tax. The first section you walk into is the insect cabinets. The largest display is that of the leaf cutter ants. You can see them carrying the leaves and walking along tree branches to the nest, pretty amazing. There are...More

Thank aussietraveller59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best! My little girl was in heaven since she has a huge love for butterflies. Staff were friendly and knew so much about each type of butterfly. Great day and now fond memories.

Thank mommyjden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun visit, lots of butterflies all over, flamingos, turtles, warm and humid environment for the butterflies. Interesting insect display as well.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place to see an interesting assortment butterflies, frogs, turtles, birds, and an assortment of plants found in a rain forests. It's not very large and a bit warm.

Thank BigDMI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The inside area has some very interesting insect displays with very unusual insects... take the time to go through the exhibits! Once in the main garden area, it is VERY warm and humid!!! The butterflies are all over and the plants very prolific! Beautiful orchids...More

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very well done little garden with so many beautiful butterflies and interesting insects. It's warm and muggy in there - that's good for the butterflies - but elderly people or those who don't regulate the heat well might have a bit of trouble. This...More

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting to see all the different insects, cocoons, butterflies, flamingos, parrots, turtles, goldfish, and all the wonderful flowers and foliage.

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Victoria butterfly garden features beautiful butterflies, of course, but also had flamingos, turtles, parrots, and frogs plus lovely tropical foliage. The garden is included with the Butchart Gardens tour which we took and was a pleasant hour long stop. The available brochure is informative...More

Thank Alice F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good if you have young kids interested in butterflies and such. Very small and after drop off we had to wait 45 minutes for another shuttle to the Gardens.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was included in our tour package to Butchart Gardens so we decided, why not! It was a lot of fun and very interesting. Lots of unexpected animals and gorgeous plants.

Thank Gretchen D
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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
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!
15 July 2016|
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Response from jackieenright | Reviewed this property |
don't think so