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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"
in 43 reviews
"plants"
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great facility to get an up close encounter with butterflies and a variety of other living creatures. We enjoyed the recently added insect exhibit.

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This place is beautiful. The interaction with the butterflies & birds made the visit very special, can't wait to go again

Thank Ti P
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Good place to warm up from the rain. Seems small but each time you walk around the display you will see a new butterfly!

Thank David W
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Educational and beautiful in every way. The feeding if the butterflies and the people that helped us with any questions that we may have had. Was a beautiful way to end a awesome day with my daughter!

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Good if you need to kill some time or you feel like doing something that doesn't require a lot of thought! I can see it as being cool for kiddos and those who can reach for the positive aspects it has to offer.

Thank Sophie P
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

the butterflies are butiful and the inside like a mini tropical world with other animals, good for kids or international students.

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

This attraction is a but touristy, but a great way for the kids to spend an afternoon seeing and learning about nature. A fairly affordable family outing often combined with a trip to Butchart Gardens.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is an expensive diversion. Interesting displays and the butterflies are beautiful but it's all a bit small and would have been a lot more attractive in its day. They are renovating so I will be interested to see what they have done to improve...More

Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Amazing butterflies that fly freely while you stroll the tropical gardens. There is a well hidden iguana, poisonous frogs (inside an enclosure), a couple of flamingos, turtles and koi in the pond area and of course the parrots. There is a small green parrot that...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Outstanding greenhouse of tropicals and amazing to see the many butterflies, parrot, iguana, turtles and flamingos. Staff on hand answer questions and point to insects otherwise missed. Not a place to hurry through as there is a lot to observe. The terrarium frogs were unique....More

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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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