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Butterfly Conservatory

Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is a butterfly zoo operated by the Niagara Parks Commission in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. It is located about 10 minutes (9 kilometres or 5.6 miles) north of Niagara Falls on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens & School of Horticulture. Over 2,000 butterflies, made up of 45 different species, call this beautiful space home. Explore 180 metres of pathways winding through a lush, tropical environment.

This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight! The self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory begins with a short, informative video presentation that is close captioned for the hearing impaired.


Visitors who want the butterflies to land on them should wear bright clothes, move slowly, and wear perfume or cologne. Eurasian quails, turtles, goldfish, toads, and beetles help keep the insect population in balance. The Emergence area allows visitors to view the butterfly life cycle and produces over 45,000 butterflies annually.

The species of butterfly at the conservatory include the Banded Orange, Blue Morpho, Common Mormon, Cydno Longwing, Doris Longwing, Gulf Fritillary, Julia, Low's Swallowtail, Monarch, Mosaic, Owl, Red Lacewing, Sara Longwing, and Small Postman.

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Butterfly Conservatory
2565 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls, ON, L0S 1J0

Telephone: 1 (877) 642-7275


GPS address:
"Butterfly Conservatory", or
"2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls"

Latitude: 43.136833
Longitude: -79.055525

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