Butterfly Conservatory

By on December 9, 2013

One of the most beautiful attractions Niagara Falls has to offer is the Butterfly Conservatory. The large tropical greenhouse is located about 10 miles from the brink of Niagara Falls, sitting adjacent to the Niagara Gorge.

The Butterfly Conservatory houses over 2000 individual tropical butterflies from all over the world. The butterflies fly freely throughout the compound, interacting with visitors and staff. It is not uncommon to see visitors covered in exotic butterflies looking for a place to sun.

The Butterfly Conservatory features a tropical oasis as its backdrop. Exotic flowers are scattered throughout the 11,000 square foot compound. A fresh water pond and an exotic waterfall finish off the tropical setting. Over 600 feet of paths wind throughout the conservatory ensuring the greatest possible exposure to all the conservatory has to offer.

In addition to viewing mature butterflies in an environment similar to their native environment, you also have the opportunity to view the entire butterfly lifecycle. Eggs, pupae, and cocoons are littered throughout the compound, ensuring a 360 degree view of the Butterfly lifecycle.

If that weren’t enough there is also an 80 acre botanical garden outside of the conservatory. The garden features dozens of species of native plants know for their abilities to attract butterflies. This provides the ideal setting to see some of Canada’s native butterflies in action.