Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Central Saanich

4.4
See the colors and sniff the pleasant scents of the jungle at Victoria Butterfly Gardens. The indoor nature center has a controlled climate, giving it the temperature, mist, light, and humidity of a rainforest, Across the 1,100 sq m (12,000 sq ft) garden, see over 75 species of butterfly and moth, flying free between papaya trees, pineapples, coffee plants, and vanilla vines. See butterflies emerging from their chrysalis in the nursery, and meet the wealth of rescued tropical animals that call the garden home, including rare tropical birds, poison dart frogs, and turtles. Plan to visit Victoria Butterfly Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Central Saanich attractions using our Central Saanich trip itinerary site .
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  • 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 butte...  more »
  • When we entered a very nice lady opened a brochure that had photos of insects, plants, animals, and butterflies and assured us all of them were in this indoor rain forest. The walk through the rain fo...  more »
  • Bring out the naturalist in your child, and yourself!! This is a wonderful place to visit with the family on rainy dull days. It is suitable for everyone from the grandparents to little ones. The walk...  more »
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  • The most amazing and relaxing place to go. If a local, and truly love your experience. So worth it to get annual pass which is just double your entrance fee and can upgrade after your visit if you wish to do so. I did and will be back many times. Plus many perks to having annual pass to other places in town. I could spend hours here and plan to with my new pass! Little E parrot loves women, wants to sit on you and give kisses! Has never bitten anyone either! I look forward to spending more time with him!! I'm an huge avian lover.
  • This was a highlight of our trip. The horny parrot/green Bird was hilarious and really really liked the ladies. To the point it was awkward. Humping on the arm of multiple ladies, but damn was he cool. Loved it! The flamingos also argued (fought) over their food even though I'm pretty sure it's what they both get everyday. Hilarious. Only complaint is it was humid and super hot. But that's the jungle right? Can't complain about that, so disregard my complaint! Had a fantastic time and the front counter folks were super friendly and informative. You all rock!
  • This place was nice, but smaller than I expected. It's great for small children. We went on our way to Butchart Gardens and had an hour, we saw the whole place in less than 30 minutes. They sell snacks, but no food. It would be better if they at least had a sandwich shop or something. There is a good restaurant across the road though. The gift shop is as big as the butterfly area.
  • A great place to take the family. We had fun looking at the many types of insects. The butterflies and insects were super cool. The flamingos were so colorful .It was a very hot & humid environment which is necessary for the bugs. We spent about 1 hr there.
  • Neat place but I honestly didn't see too many butterflies. I'm sure this would be a great little trip for kids. They had all other kinds of animals in there though, including a parrot that liked to climb on the females and give them kisses. There were also some turtles, tortoises, and a ton of insects in cases.
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