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Victoria Bug Zoo

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. Please note that due to COVID19 restrictions there are no tours or animal holding at this time.

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