Hours of Operation

Dec 31 - March 5:     10AM – 3PM     Explore until 4PM
March 6 - September 30:    10AM – 4PM    Explore until 5PM
October 1 - December 15:    10AM – 3PM    Explore until 4PM
December 16 - 30:    10AM – 4PM    Explore until 5PM

We are open 364 days of the year for all public holidays except Christmas Day (December 25).


admission rates

INFANTS (0-4) 

Complimentary when accompanied by an adult (19+)



Enjoyable & educational for the whole family!



Contact us for rates & details

Adults (18-64)



Students (13-17) or (valid student ID)






Children (5-12) 



Annual Passes

Great member benefits and experience the seasonal changes of the jungle.


*Rates are shown in CAD$ and do not include GST.

**For the safety of our younger guests, no child under the age of 14 years will be admitted into the gardens without adult (19+) supervision.

***Note that guest pets are not permitted on premises with exception to licensed service animals with documentation.

How to get here

Directions by Car

From the BC Ferries terminal at Swartz Bay — drive south on the highway and turn right at McTavish Road, then left on West Saanich Road through the village of Brentwood Bay to Benvenuto Ave and a right turn. We're on that right turn corner.  View Map

From Victoria — Drive north on the Patricia Bay Highway #17, then turn off the highway at Keating Cross Road (Exit 18). Keating Cross Road changes into Benvenuto Avenue at West Saanich Road. View Map

FREE parking is available for all types of vehicles, including RVs.

Direct Shuttle

Bus service from downtown Victoria and select hotels provided by  - 250.386.8652 or 1.877.578.5552

Bus service from downtown Victoria and select hotels provided by  - 250.386.8652 or 1.877.578.5552

Public Transit

To arrive by Victoria Public Transit, view the bus schedule or call 1.800.382.6161 for schedule and route information.


We are proud to be a wheelchair accessible operation; however, the doors to our facility and gardens do not open automatically. This is due to CFIA regulations that are in place to keep the butterflies from escaping. Our staff will be happy to open doors to the facility for those who need assistance.