Victoria Bug Zoo

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Victoria Bug Zoo
Victoria Bug Zoo Logo.png
Slogan See. Touch. Explore.
Date opened 1997
Location Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Coordinates 48°25′24″N 123°22′00″W / 48.42325°N 123.36659°W / 48.42325; -123.36659Coordinates: 48°25′24″N 123°22′00″W / 48.42325°N 123.36659°W / 48.42325; -123.36659
No. of species 50

The Victoria Bug Zoo is a two-room minizoo that is located in downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, just one block north of the Fairmont Empress Hotel. The Victoria Bug Zoo is owned and operated by Victoria Bug Zoo Incorporated.


The Bug Zoo exhibits about 50 species of insects, arachnids, and Myriapoda and is currently the largest tropical insect collection in North America and has Canada's largest ant farm that contains leaf-cutter ants.

Visitors can choose to come in and tour around for themselves or can walk around with a tour guide and learn about the insect world. Furthermore, while with a tour guide, visitors can hold and handle different varieties of species like tarantulas, cockroaches, scorpions, walking sticks, millipedes, and praying mantis.

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