Visitors say hello to Houdini and Mango the Flamingos while the pond turtles relax on a log at Victoria Butterfly Garden (ItkasanImages)

Flowers won’t be the only things taking your breath away this Spring!

Immerse yourself in the experience of a lifetime, as you watch an entire ecosystem full of exuberant creatures come to life around you at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

It’s the perfect way to get to know more about the incredible variety of flora and fauna on Vancouver Island, in an interactive setting – keep reading to find out how you can win two annual passes to the Victoria Butterfly Gardens!

So without much further ado, here are 3 reasons why you need to visit the Victoria Butterfly Gardens this Spring:

1. Over 1,000 enchanting Blue Morpho butterflies 

Throughout the month of March, swarms of Blue Morpho butterflies will be taking over the Victoria Butterfly Gardens: March Morpho Madness will be hosted by the Gardens everyday until March 31st, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

You can also view them emerging from their chrysalides everyday, as the Gardens will be showcasing about 700 extra pupae over the course of the month. Once hatched, these captivating creatures will flutter and dance around you, so keep an eye out for photo opportunities!

2. Spot some of the coolest creepy crawlies you’ve ever seen

Whether they make your skin crawl or your eyes pop out with excitement, the Victoria Butterfly Garden’s Insectarium is now open for its second year. This tropic jungle experience will take you on journey to meet some of the most interesting insects and invertebrates from around the world!

3. Tortoises, Parrots, Flamingoes, and so much more


Have you met the Butterfly Gardens’ resident flamingoes, Mango and Houdini? How about Shadow, the blue and gold macaw? She often likes to share her lunch with Ms. Jiggs, the iguana.

Go make your acquaintance with them and their many friends – like the turtles, poison dart frogs, koi fish, and iguanas. They’re just waiting to meet you!


Prizes up for grabs

One visit is just not enough to get to know all the incredible inhabitants and features of the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. So they’re giving away two annual passes to one lucky winner! This prize pack is valued at $68, and for the duration of the pass you will enjoy the following perks:

  • Unlimited entry to Victoria Butterfly Gardens.
  • 20% discount on daily admissions rates to Royal BC Museum.
  • 10% discount on items purchased from the Victoria Butterfly Gardens gift shop.

Here’s how you can enter to WIN:

  1. LIKE Victoria Butterfly Gardens on Facebook and comment below to let us know. (1 entry)
  2. Click ‘GOING’ or ‘INTERESTED’ on the March Morpho Madness Facebook event and comment below to let us know. (1 entry)
  3. SHARE this post on Facebook or Twitter and comment below to let us know. (1 entry)

The winner will be drawn on Monday, March 19th. 

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