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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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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:

Butterfly Gardens Location | Hours and Admission | Other Information


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 People and Plants


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 five-minute drive from the world-famous Butchart Gardens.


Victoria Butterfly Gardens Exterior


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):

  • May 18th to September 3rd: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Mondays to Wednesdays); 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Thursdays to Sundays)
  • September 4th to June 1st: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (seven days a week)


As of December 2023, admission rates are the following:

  • Adults: $19.50 (ages 18-64)
  • Students (ages 13-17) and Seniors (ages 64 and over): $15.50
  • Children (ages 5-12): $9
  • Toddlers (ages 4 and under): free


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 December 2023:

  • Adults: $60 (ages 18-64)
  • Students (ages 13-17) and Seniors (ages 64 and over): $50
  • Children (ages 5-12): $20
  • Toddlers (ages 4 and under): free


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Butterflies Eating Fruit


Other Information

For more details about the attraction, see the Victoria Butterfly Gardens website.

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