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.
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 large enough to house 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 which also 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 – and a 5 minute drive from the world-famous Butchart Gardens.
Hours and Admission
Butterfly Gardens is open every day of the year except for Christmas Day. Hours of operation during the different seasons are usually the following (with last admission one hour before closing):
- Winter Season (December 31 to March 6) – 10 am to 4 pm
- Spring, Summer and Early Fall (March 7 to October 30) – 10 am to 5 pm
- Late Fall to Winter (October 31 to December 18) – 10 am to 4 pm
- Christmas Season (December 19 to 30) – 10 am –to 6 pm
As of the fall of 2018, admission rates are the following (which are the same as they’ve been for the past couple of years):
- Adults: $16.50
- Students and Seniors: $12.00
- Children (ages 5-12): $6.00
For more information see the Victoria Butterfly Gardens website.