Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Central Saanich

Must see · Garden · Specialty Museum
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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  • I took my elderly parents here and we had fun. This is not a place where you spent a ton of time though as it’s quite small. We budgeted two hours but only spent about one there, and we really took...  more »
  • We stopped here on our way to Butchart Gardens This place is worth the stop, it's really beautiful. So many butterflies, and a few lovely birds. The people that worked there were very nice.  more »
  • 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.
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