Professional Photography

Please note: all staff and visitors, including photographers, are required to wear a face mask in all indoor spaces. During professional or commercial photo shoots subjects may temporarily remove their face mask while being photographed. Face masks must be worn by everyone outside of the frame during an active photography session,  as mandated under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020.

Step out of the studio and into the tropics! Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is the perfect indoor location for a family or engagement photography shoot. Tropical canopies, cascading waterfalls, and free-flying butterflies create a breathtaking backdrop to capture life’s special moments.

Photography permits are required for any professional photography taken at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Permits can be obtained for use between 8:00am and 10:00am or between 5:00pm and 7:00pm. Unfortunately we cannot allow any professional photography to take place during our open business hours.

Permit Fee: $400.00 plus HST

  • Exclusive use of the facility for one hour
  • Additional time may be purchased for $100.00 plus HST per half hour
  • Valid for up to 10 people and a photographer
  • Please note that prices are subject to increase if booking on Statutory Holidays

Bookings may be made up to 4 weeks in advance of your desired date

To apply for a permit, e-mail: or call: 519-653-1234 x100

For more information on Wedding Photography rates and availability, click here.

For more information on renting the facility for Amateur Photography Groups, click here.