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Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory, Cambridge - Day Trips from Toronto

Updated on September 29, 2010

The Wings of Paradise butterfly conservatory is located in Cambridge, Ontario; just over an hour's drive from Toronto. Butterflies are one of nature's most attractive creatures. They are gentle and lovely to look at; they do nothing more than help to make our world more beautiful. They feed on the nectar of certain plants and help to pollinate other plants.

The conservatory houses from 2,000 to 3,000 free-flying butterflies. In addition, Wings of Paradise has several free-flying birds, 80 species of plants and several insect species. It also features the Paradise Garden cafe which is open from 10am until 3:30pm. Weddings are welcomed and often held on the grounds of the conservatory, as are birthday parties and a summer day-camp. School groups are also welcome.

Things You Need to Know

The Wings of Paradise is open from 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week. It is closed over the Christmas holidays and closed on Mondays from October until March.

Admission, which can be paid in advance online. Prices quoted are after the 13% HST tax.

  • Adults (18-64) $12.37
  • Seniors (65+) $11.02
  • Youth (13-17) $11.02
  • Children (3-12) $6.50
  • Children (0-2) Free

A yearly membership is also available. Members get discounts on the gift shop, the cafe, and when they buy admission for those accompanying them.

  • Adult $32.85
  • Family (2 adults, and all children 3-17) $99.85
  • Senior/youth $29.25
  • Children $17.25

Wings of Paradise butterfly conservatory

Wings of Paradise, 2500 Kossuth Road:
2500 Kossuth Rd, Cambridge, ON N0B, Canada

get directions

Photos in this article taken by waterlooHildreds


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    6 years ago

    Hey there! I have been to Toronto numerous times and have yet to see the Butterfly Conservatory! Your hub has valuable information and great pics...makes me want to go even more! Voted up and shared!

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    7 years ago

    wooooowwwww!!! great to know there is a place liiek this so close!!

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    7 years ago

    the butteflies are amazing!!! As well as the bugs and the plants, the services were wonderful and the employes, very helpful. THANKYOU FOR MAKING MY TIME GREAT!! I will definatly return. PS. the butterfly's have such brilliant and outstanding colours!!!

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    8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

    I missed the garden when in Toronto... shame! A great hub helps a lot though!

    Nice hub UW.

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    8 years ago from Florida

    I love butterflies. There is a great butterfly garden about 5 miles from where I live. I love spending time there. Butterflies are just magnificent in all their vibrant colors!

    GREAT pix!

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    Ricardo Nunes 

    8 years ago from Portugal

    Hey UW, how have you been? Hope you`re fine ;-)

    Love butterflies. I sent this link to a good friend of mine who lives and works at Toronto - I´m sure he will love this ;)

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    Audrey Hunt 

    8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    I have not been to a butterfly museum, but after reading your hub and the beautiful pictures, I certainly want to.

    Thank you so much for sharing this.

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    8 years ago

    Thanks for sharing. I am from Toronto, and should check it out someday!

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    8 years ago

    Very nice I have been to the butterfly museum in Houston and they are such tranquil and relaxing settings.

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    Nancy's Niche 

    8 years ago

    This is a photographers paradise! Beautiful pictures and great information; thanks for sharing this location with us...

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    8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

    This is great information...I had the pleasure of visiting the Callaway Butterfly Center in Georgia a few years back. What a magical experience! It was a very hot day, and there weren't many people around, so my friends and I had the butterflies mostly to ourselves. As we walked throughout the center, the butterflies found us rather interesting and landed mostly on our legs and ankles for what I guess was a salt and mineral treat. Mostly, the landings were not expected, and the first urge was to scratch or swat, but we controlled ourselves. Great to know about this one outside of Toronto.

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    Tony Lawrence 

    8 years ago from SE MA

    We've been to the indoor one down here in Boston.

    We also have three Butterfly bushes around our house, so we get to see quite a few right here.

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    India Arnold 

    8 years ago from Northern, California

    I must say the butterfly photos are amazing! This sounds like a photographers dream oportunity! The prices are really reasonable also! Thank you for sharing this hub.


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