Butterflies are amongst natures most beautiful and delicate creatures.
At Butterfly World Coombs we provide a contained facility designed to replicate the natural environment of it's residents that hail from South America and Asia. Our greenhouse features densely planted tropical host plants, as well as a pond housing colourful goldfish, that provides essential moisture to the environment. Strolling along the path through the greenhouse you will find an Emerging Area filled with Pupa's in the Chrysalis stage.
Watch a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis to transform from a clumsy insect into a flying jewel of brilliant colour. Check out the eggs of the butterfly or watch the caterpillars devour a plant before your eyes... you can actually hear them as they munch away. They double their weight daily!
. We hope that you enjoy sharing the world of the butterfly as they fly, sip nectar, court or simply bask in the sunlight, showing off their glorious colours!
Accessible through the green house you will find the Outdoor Butterfly Garden. This area is populated with local plants and shrubs that attract wild native butterflies as well as birds and a variety of other beneficial insects. Here too, we have an outdoor pond to help create a symbiotic environments for these local plants, birds and insects to thrive.
Under New Management
The newest management of Butterfly World Coombs is making changes, but in a good way! Shiray Raines has been visiting Vancouver Island for over 20 years, and has now made Qualicum Beach her home. Her extensive experience in; horticulture, customer service, and tourism are all proving extremely valuable in her newest role at Butterfly World. Having previously run her own Landscape and Maintenance company, Shiray brings a wide skillset and talent, as well as an appreciation for small communities. Among her many goals, is to create space for community, and education at Butterfly World Coombs. She along with her team, is working on an exciting events calendar, as well as working diligently to make Butterfly World Coombs a wonderful experience for visitors of all ages.