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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  • We are fortunate to live close to Butterfly Gardens so we can visit year round. We often take our grandsons, but we also go ourselves. It is a well maintained facility with lots to see. There are alwa...  more »
  • If you haven't come here before while visiting VIctoria, then you need to go back now! This garden is amazing. While its freezing outside, I enter here and can sit, relaxing with the green iguana who ...  more »
  • This is an awesome place to bring young children or teens. They had some excellent bug exhibits before you got into the butterfly exhibit itself. Inside the butterfly exhibit they have fish, tortoises...  more »
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  • We went there for tourist in your town it was busy but fun. The staff are friendly and efficient, I would even say well dressed and professional. The lobby and reception area is bright and spacious and they have some exhibits set up there to entertain the kids as you organize yourself and hang up your jackets. They have an awesome spot for that, a huge coat rack. After the reception area you head into the main area. It is really nice in there and there really is lots to see. It is one of those places that you have to take your time and look closely at to really appreciate. It has a jungle feel to it and is tropical and humid, it is like taking a quick trip down to the equator. There are parrots and flamingos as well as many different types of butterfly’s. There are also countless types of plants. The different water fountains and ponds are also quite interesting and make the atmosphere diverse. This is a most do annually for our family.
  • This is a fantastic afternoon excursion for the family. From the newly added bug zoo to the wonderfully warm and humid butterfly gardens, we were all entranced. I especially loved the unexpected wide variety of birds amidst the predictably excellent collection of exotic butterflies.
  • My husband and I recently took our nine year old son here and we all enjoyed it. The staff were friendly. The insectarium was awesome. We loved all of the the tropical plants. It was neat to see all of the butterflies and birds flying around. It was also quite an educational experience as well. I will definitely go back again sometime and I would recommend checking it out.
  • This place is awesome. It’s like stepping into a jungle. So relaxing to hear, touch and smell a little bit of a tropical rainforest. Very educational, informative and interesting. I’ve been here twice now, and the staff are very friendly and interact well with visitors. The parrot was just great. Highly recommended!
  • We had a wonderful time at the Butterfly Gardens. We took my 15 month old little girl and she had a blast. I love how there is way more to see than just butterflies 😊 I would definitely recommend visiting here, just make sure you aren't wearing heavy winter clothing (or wear layers that can be taken off) because it's very warm
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