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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  • On arrival there was a bus load ahead of us and we thought it might be pretty crowded. The displays are spread apart and well presented so that the flow is steady and the crowd is dissipated somewhat ...  more »
  • Stopped here on way to butchard gardens. Well worth a visit to see the various butterflies, parrots and iguanas. Bug zoo just outside butterfly house was interesting.  more »
  • This is a nice butterfly garden located near Buchart Gardens outside of Victoria. There is a nice small collection of exotic insects in the main building. In the indoor butterfly garden you can watch ...  more »
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  • I came here for the first time last week and it was really cool! It was interesting to see all the different types of butterflies and other animals all within one building. It was nicely laid out and very warm inside which was a nice break from the weather outside. We can’t wait to come back!
  • Very beautiful place, worth visiting! It's a must see for all the nature lovers out there. You can feel like walking through some tropical forest... It's great for everyone. Kids will enjoy not only the butterflies but also flamingos, turtles, parrots and more!
  • Very much a toddler approved place. Wish the bug exhibits were a bit lower but understandable why they sit a bit higher. Be aware the butterfly part is quite warm so water isn't a bad idea. We easily went around 4 times with our two year old for a good hour.
  • A super beautiful and interesting place, definitely a place I would visit again and somewhere that I would 100% recommend. I spent what felt like hours there, and could've spent hours more. The different butterflies and tropical plants, the parrots, iguanas, flamingos and other animals were incredible. Staff were very nice and informative. Excellent experience!
  • I have known about this attraction for so many year and just finally made the trip from Campbell River to visit. I was amazed at how many creatures are here! Parking is free. If you are in before they close, they will stay open until visitors are finished. The insect museum part was very interesting as well. It is very humid. There is a coat rack to hang your stuff.
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