Due to Covid-19, masks MUST be worn at all time in the Gift Shop and Zoo by all of those 2 years of age and up.
We advise booking ahead as we have a very limited capacity. Walk-ins are possible depending on availability.
There are no tours or animal holding at this time. Washrooms are also unavailable until further notice.
Thank you for your understanding
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Welcome to the amazing world of insects, arachnids, and their many-legged relatives!
Please note that this video depicts a time at the Zoo prior to Covid-19. Rules, regulations, and procedures have changed.
The Victoria Bug Zoo opened its 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 roughly 50 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. No need to be shy, none of our critters are going to hurt you! 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!
Tours always in progress, so no matter when you come, you are always right on time. Join in with a guide and have fun!
Don’t miss this unforgettable, hands-on adventure while in Victoria, BC!
Tips for your tour guide are never expected but always appreciated.Please tip your guide directly.