Welcome to the amazing world of insects, arachnids, and their many-legged relatives!
The Victoria Bug Zoo opened it’s doors in 1997 and has been showing visitors of downtown Victoria our awe-inspiring bugs ever since. A visit to this must-see mini zoo offers an excellent opportunity to view and experience live tropical bugs from around the world. All the animals are alive and in tanks.
Discover over 40 fascinating species including giant walking sticks, beautiful praying mantis, glow-in-the-dark scorpions, hairy tarantulas, and Canada’s largest ant colony. Knowledgeable tour guides will introduce you to the wonderful world of bugs, give a wealth of information about the animals on display, and provide a safe bug handling experience for the more adventurous. You can choose the level of interaction you have with our friendly animals. Don’t forget your camera to document this unique experience! The displays are ever changing so come in and be amazed by the extensive collection of invertebrates from around the world any time of the year.
This stop is sure to thrill everyone; from children, adults, bug-lovers to even the more skeptical visitors! Our goal is to educate and entertain concerning our many-legged neighbors while promoting the appreciation and conservation of all living creatures. Tours always in progress, so no matter when you come, you are always right on time.
Don’t miss this unforgettable, hands-on adventure while in Victoria, BC!
The Victoria Bug Zoo gift shop offers unique gifts for the whole family. Choose from local art, educational books, insect collecting gear, t-shirts, edible bugs, and more! Gift certificates available for giving the gift of wonder. Open during business hours.