What an experience at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens.
It’s so spectacular to see the butterflies flying around you.
Amazing colours and variety of butterflies.
You will also see other amazing creatures while there.
It’s a must see.
Victoria Butterfly Gardens is a tropical jungle, right in the midst of our West coast paradise. Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a unique opportunity for people of all ages to experience the beauty and curiosity of a tropical jungle up close. As you wander through, we want you to meet our family. With surprises at every turn, you’ll encounter poison dart frogs, tortoises, large iguanas, flamingos, tropical ducks, free flying tropical birds and more. We house a large variety of tropical fish swimming in our serene pond and stream circulated by a stunning waterfall. Thousands of tropical butterflies (up to 70 species) fly through our large facilities the size of almost 3 basketball courts. Stroll through and marvel at our lush gardens including tropical flowers, carnivorous plants and fruits of the world.
With surprises at every turn, you’ll encounter poison dart frogs, tortoises, large iguanas, flamingos, tropical ducks, free flying tropical birds and more. Stroll through and marvel at our lush gardens including tropical flowers, carnivorous plants and fruits of the world.
Enjoy our newest exhibit, the Insectarium. Experience impressive insects & invertebrates from around the world.
Your jungle adventure awaits.
Conveniently located just five minutes from the world-famous Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a fun and educational experience for the whole family. With our ever-changing tropical rain forest environment, there is always something new for people of all ages to discover.
We’re proud of the steps we’re taking to decrease our carbon footprint on our planet and we look forward to constantly improving our green practices as best we can.
If you ask any of our staff, they will agree that it is an honour to work for a company who values environmental sustainability and the well-being of our planet!
WHERE WE SOURCE GARDEN CREATURES
All of our animals are rescues, donations, or adoptions. We do not purchase animals from the exotic pet trade, nor do we reproduce any. In our view, the world does not need any more captive tropical animals that are difficult to care for properly and have the potential to live for many decades.
Prior to accepting an animal into our gardens, we follow an in-depth set of credentials to ensure the continued success, safety, and well-being of our existing population.
IN-HOUSE BUTTERFLY REPRODUCTION
Historically, we have mainly imported most of our butterfly stock from Costa Rica and Asia. We are now reproducing a good portion of certain species on site by growing host plants in the gardens.
Increasing our butterfly population decreases the amount of packaging and energy involved in shipping these amazing creatures. It also means you're able to witness the full life cycle of the butterfly and moth in their natural habitats.
BIOLOGICAL PEST CONTROL
In a garden the size of ours it's impossible to have no plant pests, as they're a natural part of an ecosystem. When we do have a population increase in a certain pest species, we introduce beneficial insects that eat or parasitize the unwanted pests until the population is back under control. We even have tiny button quails working for us running around and eating ants and unwanted soil pests.
We believe giving back to community groups contributes to the betterment of Vancouver Island and its residents.
With your help, every month we donate to a featured local non-profit through our wishing well fundraising program. Look the COMMUNITY CORNER sign on your next visit to the gardens to find out how you can help us make a difference in our communities.
BUTTERFLY GARDENS, VICTORIA
PHONE: (250) 652-3822 TOLL FREE: (877) 722-0272
1461 Benvenuto AVE
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J5