We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Address: 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Phone Number: 604-878-9274
Website
Improve this listing
93%
Ranked #3 of 159 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife, Walking
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.
Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife, Walking
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.

Hotels near VanDusen Botanical Garden

Write a Review

692 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    479
    167
    38
    2
    6
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

It's so beautiful, and relaxing. When I visited with my partner there was a wedding on, it was a hot summers day & with brought a picnic with us. Theres plenty of walking to do, but I'd suggest bring a book! So quiet, you can really have some time for yourself.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Gardeners will love this magnificent botanical garden , well laid out with a huge variety including very old trees .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
13 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Pouring rain for my whole visit but this did not deter the locals. Why ...It was so good you would go out in any weather to see it. Mulled Wine and the Cotton Candy was the cream on my plate.

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Woodlands, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We really liked this garden even on gloomy January day. It has some coolest trees and shrubs that you won't see anywhere else like "Monkey Puzzle" or "Snake Branch spruce". Admission was only $7.75 per one adult and if you want to see all of it, plan on two hours of walking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful garden. Instagram haven :) It was raining during our visit. Something all nature lovers need to see. If your visiting Vancouver, definitely plan this in your trip

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
86 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We visited the Van Dusen Garden during Christmas time when they had the special illumination and what a wounderful surprise. The night we went to see it, it was freezing cold but with all its colors and beauty you almost forgot about the cold. (And they also sold hot apple cider and hot chocolate). Excellent job they did with all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Beautiful family event. Christmas lights as far as you can see. Fantastic setup with the music. Food and drink available, Great mulled wine too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you are a novice or master gardener, if you are searching for a peaceful retreat in the heart of Vancouver, if you are visiting Children's Hospital and would like a break from it all.....Van Dusen has it. Beautiful plant and tree specimens. Winding pathways. Beautiful water features. awesome ANNUAL PLANT SALE! And a Holiday Season Light Festival that is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went to VanDusen's Christmas Lights for quite a few years but the one in December of 2014 was simply stunning and by far the best so far. The dancing lights - the music and the lights were particularly spectacular to watch, with the beautiful reflections on the pond. The gingerbread wood was really fun - little houses, mushroom trees... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went for the Christmas light show. It was a little cold but the lights were wonderful. Lots of different displays with a variety of colors. It was nice to stroll through each section. The ticket price was 17.50$ (we purchased out tickets online to avoid the queue). There are food carts and hot chocolate/coffee stands around the garden so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed VanDusen Botanical Garden also viewed

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to VanDusen Botanical Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of VanDusen Botanical Garden and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from VanDusen Botanical Garden staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?