Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara Falls

4.6
#2 of 728 in Wildlife in Canada
Enter the world of colorful insects at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, located just minutes from the world-famous waterfalls. Sheltering over 2,000 butterflies that fly freely through the lush vegetation, this modern insect zoo features a climate-controlled greenhouse, 200-seat theater, and a large gift shop. Most of the conservatory's butterflies come from farms in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Australia, and the Philippines. Special nets stretched along the conservatory's glass dome keep the fragile creatures from entangling and dying of hypothermia. Boost your chances that butterflies land on you by wearing brightly colored clothing, moving slowly, and dabbing some perfume just before entering. Using our custom trip planner, Niagara Falls attractions like Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 15, 2017
    They say it's big I say it was ok. The price was fine with the hotel coupon. The birds are happy all over the walk. Some areas are dark and my little kids got acrid but it was fine after we walked out...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We went as part of our recent trip to Niagara. My daughter generally likes butterflies but clearly not real ones. The whole time we were there she was asking to leave because she was scared they would...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The bride and I were like two kids. Walking and examining the many, many varieties of butterflies. We did not see a frown on anyone walking the habitat.  more »

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The city bordering Canada's most famous attraction offers a wide range of accommodations, with competition keeping prices surprisingly low. You'll pay a premium for views of the falls, with most of the prime real estate right by the star attraction controlled by major international hotel chains. Most sit along Niagara Parkway, which fronts the river. If you're looking for something nearby but still affordable, check the options along Victoria Avenue--you won't have a view of the falls, but you'll be just minutes from the spectacular attraction.
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