Victoria Butterfly Gardens is a tourist attraction with tropical plants, fish, birds and butterflies in Brentwood Bay not far from Butchart Gardens.
It’s a popular place for children, plant lovers and anybody who loves butterflies.
This article includes the following information about the Butterfly Gardens:
Victoria Butterfly Gardens is an indoor facility with a glass roof and lots of tropical plants and creatures inside. It’s not a huge place, but that doesn’t stop it from housing 70 different species of butterflies that flutter around freely among the lush green plants.
Other animals include frogs, fish, tortoises, iguanas, flamingos and tropical birds. These creatures are able to hop, swim, roam and fly about the facility. The main attraction, of course, is the hundreds if not thousands of multi-coloured butterflies.
Butterfly Gardens Location
Victoria Butterfly Gardens is located at 1461 Benvenuto Avenue in Brentwood Bay which is about halfway between downtown Victoria and the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (so a 20-minute-or-so drive from both). It’s also just a 5-minute drive from the world-famous Butchart Gardens.
Hours and Admission
The Butterfly Gardens is usually open every day of the year except for Christmas. Hours of operation are typically the following (with ticket sales ending an hour before close to give guests arriving at the end of the day plenty of time to explore):
- September 6th to June 30th: 10 am – 3 pm
- July 1st to September 5th: 10 am – 4 pm
As of January 2022, admission rates are the following:
- Adults: $17
- Students and Seniors: $13
- Children (ages 5-12): $6.50
The attraction also offers annual passes that get you not only into the Butterfly Gardens for a year but also give you 20% off admission to the Royal BC Museum, 15% off tickets to the IMAX, 20% off a visit to the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, as well as 10% off in the Butterfly Garden’s own Gift Shop. Below are the annual pass prices, also as of January 2022:
- Adults: $42.50
- Students and Seniors: $32.50
- Children (5-12): $15.00
To buy tickets for the gardens through Tiqets.com click Butterfly Gardens Tickets. Tiqets.com is one of the world’s largest and most trusted online ticket sellers for museums and attractions.
For more details about the attraction see the Victoria Butterfly Gardens website.
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