Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Central Saanich
(4.2/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Victoria Butterfly Gardens and get the most from your holiday in Central Saanich, create itinerary details personal to you using our Central Saanich tourist route planner.
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  • Considering the steep price, I must say I had expected a bit more but it was still a nice place to spend an hour or two on a rainy day. It is fairly small and I wasn't sure if the flamingos were happy...  more »
  • Butterfly Gardens is on your way to Butchart gardens and so is an opportune time to do two things at once. Beautiful butterflies and moths, some giant size as big as some birds. Amazing colours. A gre...  more »
  • Very serene and green, a beautiful park to see in Victoria. Lots of birds and wildlife to enjoy as well. 
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  • Beautiful attraction. The butterflies are only half of the draw here. The miniature tropical jungle is at least as cool. Three are all kinds of exotica flora to see. With the warm, humid air, it's easy to imagine you're really there.
  • Stunning array of butterflies, birds, tropical foliage, and water features! We have been to several butterfly gardens, including the one at the Seattle Science Center. This butterfly garden takes the cake. It's a delightful assortment of very healthy butterflies. There are so many that you have to frequently watch your step and duck as a butterfly flutters by. We loved it. The garden isn't huge, but it makes up for it's size with the sheer number of different species! Check out our photos. It's a must see!
  • The idea behind the business is neater than the actual conservatory. Expensive ticket for access to a small tropical room. It was beautiful, but over priced and very underwhelming. All hype, no delivery.
  • Really cool place to spend a couple of hours. They have lots more than just butterflies - parrots, flamingos, frogs, turtles, and tons of really cool plants. The staff that work here are very knowledgeable, especially Justin :) He is an expert on all the plants they have, including some cool tropical pitcher plants (Nepenthes) that eat insects!
  • Amazingly beautiful and educational place. The staff were very friendly and informative, and being a small establishment, the staff were very knowledgeable about everything. Really great place to observe butterflies moving freely (at all stages, since they've caterpillars and display the cocoons). They also have some really neat plants, birds, fish and amphibians. Definitely worth checking out.