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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Address: 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Phone Number: 604-878-9274
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.
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An Oasis in a Big City

My favorite place to visit everytime I am in Vancouver. Such a great variety of plants for viewing pleasures, does not matter what time of the year, there are always so many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Vernon, Canada

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Vernon, Canada
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

My favorite place to visit everytime I am in Vancouver. Such a great variety of plants for viewing pleasures, does not matter what time of the year, there are always so many interesting sights from every vantage point of the garden. The restaurant and cafe onsite are welcome venues for refreshments either before, during or after a stroll in the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have been members since we moved here and have watched our grand kids grow up in the garden (and continuing to do so). They have explored the many places from the bamboo near the water bridge looking for Sensei Wu, the harrowing waterfall cliffs, the rock boldered dinosaur park above the waterfall and adjacent to the maze. And all... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well, little did we know that we showed up on their 40th anniversary party. And they rolled back the prices for that day--just a "toonie" to get in ($2 CAD), and so everyone and their Aunt Tilly was there . . . But, even if we had paid the usual price, it was still a great place to visit. Conveniently... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Especially good during Christmas at night time. I have also been here for wedding photos and it is a beautiful venue for that as well.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautifully waymarked, with each plant well-identified and described. This is a worthwhile destination for the budding, or expert, botanist. Free parking, a detailed map at the ticket counter - and a nice gift shop once the tour is over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Each time we visit there is something new and interesting to see (saw the butterfly garden last time) and you can walk different areas each visit. The gardens of course are changing seasonally. This is a terrific place to take family and friends. The volunteer guides are helpful with questions. The cafe is a bit expensive but is a lovely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

So much fun discovering all the neat areas, the maze, the lakes, gardens, art, and all kinds of flora. The kids had a great time! They are 10 and 12.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

These are wonderful botanical gardens. Each part of the old has its own areas of plants from that region. It is easy to get around as it he recommended route is well signposted. It has everything from tropical to temperatre areas to flower and vegetable sections. It is a lovely park. We had lunchin the restaurant there. The food was... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This garden in Vancouver is like an Oasis. It not only provides great escape for local residents but also promotes green knowledge. We have been here many times. Every late April, it has the annual plant sale. They are of good quality. We just attended the anniversary event. There were guided tours introducing the history and various plants. Thank you... More 

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Tiburon, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Good, but needed maintenance. Quite extensive. Nice variety of plants, shrubs, trees.Lots of plants needed shearing or pruning, weeds. Nice cafe.

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