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Victoria Butterfly Gardens Brentwood Bay

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Victoria Butterfly Gardens
1461 Benvenuto Avenue
Brentwood Bay
BC
V8M 1R3
Tel: 250-652-3822

Directions

From Vancouver-Victoria Ferry at Swartz ferry terminal, drive south on Hwy #17. Turn right at McTavish Road. Turn left on West Saanich Road. Cross over Benvenuto Avenue, turn right into our parking lot.

From downtown Victoria, drive north on Blanshard Street (Hwy #17). Left at Keating X Road. Left in to parking lot

Where are we going today?

Fancy spending the day around some pretty incredible creatures that we have on this planet? Really COLORFUL ones too!?

Then head over to the Victoria Butterfly Gardens! It's a place where kids can experience the beauty, excitement and warmth of that tropical jungle they have seen in books, without having to actually head into the tropics!

An indoor tropical wonderland awaits, that's FILLED with some pretty cool creatures! The Caribbean flamingos will walk past you and through steams and ponds. The colorful goldfish and koi swim around you. And some creatures you might never have heard of will come to say hello! Plecos, barbs, tetras, and cichlids sound familiar? (We didn't think so!)

There are even sweet red-eared sider turtles and whistling tree ducks all the way from Australia!

The climate is a controlled 25 Celsius, so you always know what you're getting into! Spend the day wandering through lush jungles or plants that are native to those beautiful tropical rainforest environments. Walk along the trails that will take you past organic vanilla beans that grow on the vines (smell them - it will be like vanilla ice cream!)

We know you've seen them in the shops, but have you ever known where coffee, pineapple, ginger and papaya comes from? At the Victoria Butterfly Gardens you can see for yourself! 

The jungle around you is filled with a whole range of animal species that you can get up close to. Do you think you can spot the 2 chameleons that blend into the trees? You might have better luck with the 6 varieties of poison dart frog, or the 4 varieties of geckos. There are even tortoises over 60lbs that you can see!

Amazing! Victoria Butterfly Gardens awaits you with it's tropics and beautiful creatures! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$16
  • Children$5 (Ages 5 to 12)
  • Free Under: 5 years old
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 3pm daily. Explore until 4pm.

Open Daily except Dec 25 and Jan 1

Teachers corner

They offer complimentary ID charts for the butterflies and some of the animals so you can always learn! There are also group rates for over 10 people so get the classroom down there! .

I'm Hungry!

Light snacks and refreshments are there to stop those tummies rumbling!.

Any Top Tips?

Wear red or yellow clothing and use fruit scented hand lotion for the best chance to get butterflies to land on you!.

Need a little extra help?

There is disabled access but due to CFIA regulations and the protection of the butterflies the doors do not open automatically. They do have toilet facilities that are wheel chair accessible. .

Baby Facilities

They have baby change tables.

Can I get one of those?

They sell handmade and commercially made souvenirs that you can take home! .

What people are saying?

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    this place was wonderful and if you are looking for somewhere to go than come here. it is beautiful you will see beautiful animals and trails of nature inside where it is warm. great place for children

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    Great afternoon out with the family. Amazing to see the butterflies flying around you. The highlight is the addition of flamingos and parrots. One particular parrot was extremely friendly and would land on visitors. Reasonably priced too and if you have a season pass for the museum downtown you'll get a discount.

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    Lots of fun! I was worried it would be aimed more towards children, but I was pleasantly surprised!!

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    If you have kids or not this is a really awesome stop. It's actually quite small and you can walk through the whole thing in about 1 minute, but if you're the type that likes to stop and linger and take fun photos you can easily spend over an hour here like we did.

    It's very hot and humid inside, but one thing to note is you can leave the garden area and go out in the lobby to drink some water or use the bathroom and cool off. There is also a restaurant next door. Once you pay you can come back into the butterfly gardens all day.

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    Beautiful place. They made a very nice environment. Excellent photography opportunities. However they should give more room to a few of the animals including turtles. They seemed a bit annoyed.
    One last thing to the loser who had an incident with a bird: Get a life moron. You can not judge a place based on one incident you had, fool. Grow up.

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