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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-3822
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

The entrance is a bit expensive. Adult is $16.50 each and Children is $8 each but It's worth the cost. The staff will give you a brochure and in there, it will tell you what kind of butterflies are in there. We only get to...More

Thank AsiatripWQB
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is an indoor place where butterflies fly around, parrots make sounds, flamingos walk around and iguanas just rest and yes you get to see poisonous frogs. It is a great place for families, very educational and kids love it.

Thank Armond V
Reviewed 31 August 2016

It is a great place to take your family , friends , visitors or just yourself. It is very unique in the plants and water ways and of course the butterflies. There are other surprizes there as well. The gift shop will give you many...More

Thank heatheradair
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, serene and very educational. Lots of amazing plants, amphibians, birds, and of course butterflies to admire.

Thank Alina F
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This place, just before Butchart Garden is fascinating. Thousands of butterflies flying around an indoor, temperature controlled climate. Very peaceful. Other animals include parrots, iguanas, flamingos and ducks. See the butterflies from cocoon to insect, and see them feed on different fruits. We went twice,...More

Thank mikesQ7787RR
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is not a huge exhibit but it is sizeable enough for an hour or so visit. Of course there are lots of butterflies, but also goldfish, birds and even a lizard all in an area with countless tropical plants including trees and lots of...More

Thank Randolph M
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Beautiful inside. I love butterflies! Kids had a good time too, liked the iguana the most I think! very muggy, so be prepared! :)

Thank Family_traveller104
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wonderful place for numerous butterflies, iguana was interesting, also viewed flamingos, other birds, turtles and tropical flowers

Thank N9638ZVsf
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A wonderful experience to go along with a visit to The Butchart Gardens (only 2km away), The temperature is kept pretty warm, and the humidity is also high, as these are better conditions for the butterflies and other critters that they have there - flamingos,...More

Thank Foamer_OR
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A butterfly wonderland. Lots of brightly-colored butterflies of many species circle around you (or landing on you, if you stay very still). Tame parrots, a few flamingos, large goldfish, tropical plants, all make this indoor zoo seem larger than it is. Well worth the hour...More

Thank Sc00byD00byD00
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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