Photo Courtesy of Butterfly Conservatory
Located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, visitors to the Butterfly Conservatory are transported to a lush, tropical paradise of trickling waterfalls and thousands butterflies. The Butterfly Conservatory is home to over 2,000 butterflies of 45 different and beautiful species. Visitors to the Conservatory can take a self-guided walking tour and experience the many current attractions.
196 yards of pathways wind through the glass-enclosed Conservatory and lead to the emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and dry out their wings before they take their first flight.
Approximately 60% of the Conservatory’s butterflies come from butterfly farms in Costa Rica, El Salvador and the Philippines. Another 40% are raised in a quarantined greenhouse that is located behind the Conservatory.
“If you like butterflies this place is for you! Hundreds of beautiful butterflies of all different colors flying around and resting to feed! A great surprise!”
—Michelle R., TripAdvisor