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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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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.

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Really nice to get away from the city

Although you have to pay to get in, it is nice to get some peace and quite and see the plants form around the world.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Vancouver, Canada

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although you have to pay to get in, it is nice to get some peace and quite and see the plants form around the world.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On the site of the former Shaughnessy Golf course, the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Foundation and the provincial government decided in 1970 to develop a public garden -- an urban oasis with walking paths that take you past pools and plants, trees and totems. A large collection of plant species is enriched by stone sculptures, totem poles, a Korean... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It can be expensive to go here, especially during special events. But still, a nice breath of nature in the heart of the city.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Earlier this year I posted a note about Van Dusen botanical gardens “Festival of Lights”, which is one of the most beautiful of Christmas events in Vancouver, BC. As usual every year, the festival begins December 1st till the 31st. My note then was too early for a December event, but I wanted, at the time, to give you an... More 

Thank medi470
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aside from QE park for amazing flowers to view, VanDusen is another worthwhile Botanical Garden to visit during the spring/summer season - when flowers are in full bloom. But also during the Xmas Season it's another great time to visit the Garden because it's decorate with tons & tons of Xmas lights around the garden for all to view!

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful garden with thousands of botanical specimens. Organized routes, many information signs. Perfect for children in age school.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a beautiful garden and a great place to take a date. The VanDusen restaurant offers tasty breakfast options and if you're lucky enough, the staff can let you into the garden through entrances ;)

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW! What a beautiful display of nature in the Vancouver area. A great display of trees, shrubbery, water, flowers, birds and many other items to keep a visitor amazed at the surroundings. We took the self-guided tour because we like to take our time and do photography. I'm sure we missed out on a lot of background information that would... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the couple of late morning hours we spent here, strolling through the various gardens and scenery. Was a good stop between airport and downtown (we arrived with a late flight night before and stayed near airport then transferred downtown the rest of the stay). Love the hedge maze and ponds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time to visit in the late Fall season and I feel that it was probably the best time to see mother nature displaying her best colours. Although I don't think that there is ever a bad time to see the gardens, this by far was the prettiest. You can get to see the true bones and... More 

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