Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Central Saanich

Categories: Gardens, Specialty Museums, Nature & Parks, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 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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  • This is a fairly small exhibit that has quite a few butterflies as well as tropical plants. They have a few other animals also - all rescued. They have a pair of whistling ducks - they don't quack! Th...  read more »
  • I think I would be getting my money's worth just by going through the entrance into the garden where the moist, sweet, warm air takes one instantly into the tropics. This is an easy attraction to navi...  read more »
  • This place is just minutes from Butchart Gardens, and I knew we'd be stopping afterwards. My wife loves butterflies and I figured what the heck. We were told when we got there to be aware of the "heat...  read more »
  • 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!
  • This wasn't on my list of places to visit, but my mom wanted to take a look on our way from Butchart Gardens to Victoria. We ended up having a fantastic time here! The butterflies are amazing, especially the giant owl one with the beautiful blue wings. They land on you from time to time. You can see them feed and if you are lucky - hatching from their cocoons. Fun for the whole family!
  • Small but very unique Garden, full of butterflies, tropical plants, exotic birds, flamingos, turtles... If you visiting with children, it will be very educational and fun, because in front of your eyes you can see how beautiful butterfly was born, or touching very friendly parrot, who was saying "hello"
  • One of the best butterfly houses i have ever been to. Gorgeous butterfly's parrots, lizards and flamingos all running and flying free. The entrance fee is minimal for what is offered and the centre itself is easy to find 10/10 .
  • I have been here a couple of times with family and visting friends. Love it.. great experience and I highly recommend to anyone with young kids!
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