The Best Places To See in Saanich, BC

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Saanich. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to see? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

HERITAGE ACRES MUSEUM

7321 Lochside Drive, Saanich, BC V8M 1W4

Since 1968

Museum, Historical Society, Receptions, Meetings, Special Events, Collecting, Restoring, Housing, Demonstrating Artifacts, Public Events, Exhibits, Building Guide, Harvest Guide, Tractor Guide & Steam Engine Guide Exhibits

During the summer, the barbecue and park areas are available for group picnics - Largest collections of working steam engines, tractors, agricultural machinery, household & industrial artifacts

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October - May: Mon - Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 pm June - September: Mon - Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

If you are looking for a unique outdoor wedding venue - check it out. There are grassy areas for a ceremony, a covered area with pantry for a reception and power for lights and sound system. There is antique stuff and buildings for the guests to explore, and the train can be rented so they can go for rides. We brought in tents, tables, chairs and decorations. It worked really well for us.
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THE BUTCHART GARDENS

800 Benvenuto Avenue, Saanich, BC V8M 1J8

Since 1888

Gardens, Landmarks, Nature, Parks, Weddings, Birthdays, Meetings and Events, Group Food Services, Entertainment, Child and Youth Groups, Birds, Flowers, Plants, Dining Room, Group and Resident Homes, Sunken Garden, Japanese Garden, Rose Garden & Gift Shop

The Rose Carousel is housed within the 700 sq m (7,534 sq ft) Children’s Pavilion, which has a dome with a 23 m (75 ft) clear span, a full-fronted glass façade and a roof planted with native plant species

Price: Adult (18+) $32.60, Youth (13-17) $16.30, Child (5-12) $3.00 & Groups (25 or more) $29.34

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Mon - Sun 8:45 am - 10:00 pm

This is the most amazing gardens! Just beautiful . A must go, if can. We happen to have been to Hillwood Estate in DC and the Phipps Conservatory this year and although the other two were amazing and I probably gave them 5 stars, Butchard Gardens surpasses them. The flowers are amazing the ground covers, the speciality gardens the views and so clean and well kept up a real joy!
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VICTORIA BUTTERFLY GARDENS

1461 Benvenuto Avenue, Saanich, BC V8M 1J5

Since 1991

Botanical Gardens, Tourist Attraction, Specialty Museums, Gift Shop, Butterflies, Birds, Fishes, Frogs, a Chameleon, Geckos and Tortoises, Indoor Facility, Tropical Plants, Finches, Canaries, Parakeets, White-Cheeked Turaco, Butterfly Places, Pumpkin Faces, Exotic Butterflies, Tropical Ducks, Flamingos & Rare Tropical Birds

Over 200 species of tropical plants - Over 75 species (over 4,000 in population) of butterflies and moths that fly, eat and lay eggs freely inside the indoor facility

Price: Adult Admission (18-64) $16.50, Student Admission (13-17) $12.00, Senior Admission (65+) $12.00, Child Admission (5-12) $6.00, Adult Annual Pass (18-64) $32.00, Student Annual Pass (13-17) $24.00 & Senior Annual Pass (65+) $24.00

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December 31 - March 5: Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm March 6 - June 30: Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm July 1- August 31: Mon - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm September 1 - September 30: Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm October 1 - December 15: Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm December 16 - December 30: Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This amazing experience puts a perspective on fluttering creatures that most of us take for granted. When you learn there are 150,000 types of moths and 50,000 butterfly species it's an opening onto an unusual experience. A very large brown moth landed on my left shoulder and stayed there during almost all of the time there. The displays and creatures are in a very humid, warm tropical climate generated in a natural light building. This place is stunning. Enjoy.
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