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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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Address: 1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
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+1 250-652-3822
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true...

Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true tropical jungle in the best part of Canada. Victoria Butterfly Gardens is home to exotic butterflies, tropical ducks, stunning flamingos, rare tropical birds, Chameleons, Geckos, Poison dart Frogs, Tree Frogs, Sulcata and Red Footed Tortoises and giant Koi swimming in the stream and pond.Located just 5 minutes from the famed Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens is warm and aromatic. The Gardens’ feature over 200 species of orchids, other stunning blooms and thousands of tropical plants, including foods of the world and carnivorous plant displays. This carefully planned combination of trees, bushes, vines and creepers is a balanced jungle-like eco-system that flourishes without the use of herbicides and pesticides. Guided tours are offered daily at no extra charge. These tours will optimize your jungle experiences as you discover the hidden gems within the Gardens.With a chance to shop our uniquely themed gift shop and winner of the 2010 Eco Star award, this is an environmentally friendly adventure that you will remember forever. Open daily except for December 25th, December 26th and January 1st.

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Fun Visit for the Grandkids

Excellent facility with great foliage and tortoises and butterflies! Fun for the whole family. We had a lot of fun there and even with short attention spans we were entertained!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Medicine Hat, Canada
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent facility with great foliage and tortoises and butterflies! Fun for the whole family. We had a lot of fun there and even with short attention spans we were entertained!

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've passed by Victoria Butterfly Gardens every time I go to Butchart Gardens. So glad we finally stopped and explored the gardens. We spent 2 hours in there. We had a blast watching the birds, butterflies, and the turtles. Lots of things to see, plants, fish even a couple of ducks but they were sleeping.

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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun stop, but we probably only spent about 25 minutes here. There isn't a huge variety in the butterflies, though there are a lot of them. They also had turtles, exotic birds and two flamingos though, which was a nice surprise. We actually enjoyed the insect displays before you enter the most. Watching the ants was interesting,... More 

Thank RyguyC
Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had we're traveling with our 5 year old and happened upon the gardens. It is a great spot for kids to walk around and learn about nature. The displays are informative. My only criticism is that it was a bit pricey.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Having grown up in Victoria but now living in Europe, we decided to take our 2.5 year old to see the butterflies and we were pleasantly surprised. It is amazing to look around and see them all as well as having them land on you. Was also nice for our daughter to see the turtles and flamingoes that were part... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

A lot of interesting things to see & learn about.The grandkids loved it - ages 15,12 & 9 visiting from Waterloo

Thank Gail M
Granbury, Texas
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Reviewed 14 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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Portland, oregon
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Reviewed 2 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 18 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
London, Canada
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Reviewed 15 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!

Thank rottielover33

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