Wild Rose Country has no shortage of magical destinations, but few are as enchanting as John’s Butterfly House at the Windmill Garden Centre.

Located in Medicine Hat, Alberta, this tropical paradise opened in 2012 and allows guests to observe a variety of species, all with unique wing shapes, patterns and colours.

From Monarchs, Blue Morpho, and Malachite butterflies to the Atlas Moth, Paper Kite beauties, Owl and Mormon insects, this particular attraction opens on April 12th, 2024 and will cost just $10 at the door.

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Wander, sit, listen and take photos as they fly around the greenhouse before exploring the rest of the Garden Centre.

In addition to the butterflies, this southern hotspot also sells a ton of gardening supplies, flowers, and has a petting zoo with goats, chickens and ducks.

Heck, why not also grab an ice cream or an espresso while you’re at it?

Want to visit? They’re open from 9 am to 5 pm every single day this spring.


Windmill Garden Centre – John’s Butterfly House, Medicine Hat

When: Friday, April 12th, 2024
920 1st St. SW Medicine Hat, Alberta
Cost: $10+ (adult admission)