The Best Niagara Falls Itinerary 2023
Book an Admission Ticket to Niagara Falls, Canada: Butterfly Conservatory for an unforgettable trip to one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders!
Butterfly Conservatory Niagara Falls, Canada:
Niagara Falls, Canada, is home to one of the world’s most unique and amazing butterfly conservatories. The Butterfly Conservatory is home to over 2,000 butterflies and is a must-see for any nature lover.
Explore a tropical paradise filled with gushing waterfalls, a myriad of vibrantly colored butterflies, and lush vegetation with this tour.
Experience The Magic of The Butterfly Conservatory
On the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, see the enchantment of the Butterfly Conservatory. The Butterfly Conservatory, conveniently accessible to the WEGO transportation system, is only a 15-minute drive from the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.
This amazing attraction features more than 2,000 colorful, brilliant tropical butterflies that flit freely along the winding pathways below the big, glass-enclosed conservatory.
After seeing a brief educational video presentation, you can continue your self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory at your own pace.
Explore 45 distinct butterfly species, some of which are native to tropical nations like the Philippines, Costa Rica, and El Salvador.
By visiting the interesting display area, you learn about the life cycles of butterflies, pollinators, and more.
Follow trails that travel through the rainforest habitat, a pond, and a waterfall to reach the Emergence window, where butterflies release their pupae and prepare for their first flight.
If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, a visit to the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory is a must! Book your tour online!
Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory Ticket
Enjoy lush vegetation, trickling waterfalls, and thousands of colorful butterflies in a tropical paradise. The Butterfly Conservatory is easily accessible by the WEGO transport system and a short 15-minute drive from the Canadian Horsehoe Falls.
Buy Your Niagara Butterfly Conservatory Tickets Online!
- Admission to the Butterfly Conservatory
- Local taxes & fees
- Wander about 2,000 free-flying butterflies in a tropical setting.
- The dynamic exhibit area is available to learn more about pollinators, butterfly life cycles, and other topics.
- Visit the emergence window to observe butterflies getting ready for their maiden flight.
- View beautiful butterflies from 45 species found in tropical regions of the world.
Important Things to Know Before Your Tour
You need to bring:
- Your passport or ID card
- Your comfortable clothing
- Your appropriate footwear
You’re not allowed to bring the following:
- Sharp edges
Important notes to remember:
- Within the conservatory, a camera monopod may be used.
- Opening hours change frequently and may be abruptly altered.
- The video is subtitled for people who have hearing impairments.
- Children of age five and under are free when an adult pays for a ticket.
- Vehicle parking spaces and pay stations are available.
The meeting will take place at Butterfly Conservatory, 2565 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0. There are parking meters at the Butterfly Conservatory. The WEGO Green Line bus stops at the Butterfly Conservatory for passengers with a WEGO Card.
Beautiful! The only suggestion I have to offer would be to place arrow-oriented signs throughout the gardens directing guests to the Conservatory, especially for those of us who are "directionally challenged." A great activity for the whole family, and your staff did a fantastic job taking our family photo. The superimposed backdrop and butterflies added the perfect touch!
It was an amazing experience. I love butterflies, and I enjoy every minute of them. I came with my boyfriend, and when we were coming here, he said it would be boring, but as soon as we walked into the sanctuary and saw all of the butterflies, he fell in love. The only thing is I would recommend coming on a weekday because we came on a Saturday and it was packed. But you'll honestly enjoy it.
Visitors have been enthralled by the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory ever since its original unveiling to the general public in December 1996.
The Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens’ Conservatory, located near Niagara Falls, contains a gift store, a 200-seat theater, and a climate-controlled greenhouse with about 2,000 exotic butterflies of 45 different species.
The conservatory aimed to educate and entertain visitors about butterflies’ ecology and life cycle.
Place and Means of Transportation
On the Ontario side of the falls, at 2565 Niagara Parkway, the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Niagara Falls. The conservatory is accessible 24/7 throughout the year (except for December 25).
Before you go, it’s a good idea to check the website daily for hours, which changes depending on the season. Although admittance to the Botanical Gardens is free, an admission charge of CA$16.50 for adults and CA$10.75 for children to enter the conservatory.
What are the opening hours?Please check this website as it changes for this information. To make the most of your visit, we suggest arriving at least one hour before closure.
What should I wear if I want to attract butterflies?Wear bright colors when you visit, and move slowly and deliberately as you stroll the winding paths to attract the butterflies.
What are the fun things to do on this tour?During your visit, you’ll be able to walk among the butterflies as they flutter around you. You’ll also learn about the different species and how they play an important role in the ecosystem. The Butterfly Conservatory is a fantastic place to learn about these amazing creatures. The staff are very knowledgeable and can answer any questions you have. There are also educational displays and a gift shop.
Why should you book this tour?When you book a tour to the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory, you’ll see the butterflies up close as they fly around the facility. You will also get the chance to buy food for the butterflies so you may feed them yourself, and you will learn about the various species of butterflies and their habitats. If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable experience, then booking a tour of the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory is a must. You’ll witness some of the most amazing wildlife on the globe and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Exhibit: Meet the Butterflies
In a sense, the butterfly conservatory is where they dwell, and the exhibits here are the butterflies. As you enter the glass-domed conservatory, you can take a self-guided walking tour that starts with a small video presentation that introduces you to the butterflies you might see and the plant life you’ll come across as you explore.
The next step is to locate as many butterflies as possible and get as many butterfly images as possible (assuming they stay long enough for a photo-op).
Visitors go 600 feet (180 meters) along trails that weave through the tropical conservatory, passing through a waterfall and a pond before reaching the emerging window.
During the emergence window, the butterfly’s first flight takes place as it emerges from its pupal stage (the stage before it fully transforms into a butterfly) and dries out its wings.
Most people roam through the conservatory for an hour to 90 minutes.
The conservatory is a part of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, which are accessible to the public for free, so it is worthwhile to tour the neighborhood before or after watching the butterflies there.
About 100 acres of well-maintained grounds make up the gardens, including a sizable rose garden with well over 2,000 rose varieties and perennials, azaleas, rhododendrons, and herb and vegetable gardens.
If you intend to visit the butterfly conservatory, it’s a good idea to allow extra time to tour the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. The conservatory’s proximity to the Falls also means a lot to learning about the area.
Of course, this includes the actual Niagara Falls, Clifton Hill, and all of its attractions. The Niagara Skywheel, the biggest observation wheel in Canada, the Niagara Speedway, the biggest elevated go-kart track in North America, the Bird Kingdom, the biggest free-flying indoor aviary in the world, the Great Canadian Midway, with over 300 games, and many other attractions.
If you’re looking for an exciting and educational way to spend a day, a tour of the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory is a great option! Not only will you get to see some of the most beautiful creatures on Earth up close, but you’ll also learn about their fascinating life cycle and ecology.
And best of all, your tour supports the important work of conserving these amazing creatures for future generations.
Interested in this tour? What are you waiting for—Book an Admission Ticket to Niagara Falls, Canada: Butterfly Conservatory today!
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