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VanDusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
604-878-9274
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Ranked #4 of 149 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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.
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

If you go to the festival of lights go on a weekday. The Van Dusen doesn't have proper staff to deal with the amount of people on the weekends. Extremely rude and disorganized front staff at the gate. It was a chaos trying to get in. But, once you get in its wonderful! I would go back on a weekday.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A group of us went to see the Christmas lights at Van Dusen Gardens on Saturday night. We bought the tickets online ahead of time knowing there would be a line up to buy tickets. Also parking isn't great at times...so we got there right at 4:30pm when the doors opened. It was neat to see the displays in the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We went on a Sunday night with our 4 year old and would not do it again. It was busier than free entrance day at the PNE. The line ups had line ups, seriously it was so packed everywhere that we shuffled along the paths trying to stay together. I don't know what the max capacity for the entire garden... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Go to the All Brits car meet there. Great car show and the gardens are beautiful, usually catch the rhodos, spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We got a sneak peak at the Festival of Lights 2014 at VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Even without snow (and pineapple express rain!), the thousands of twinkling lights turned a curmudgeon into Father Christmas .... almost! It is a good event for individuals, couples and families. The paths appeared to be quite accessible so it could even ben an evening outing... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

great place to go visit while in Vancouver, nice walk in a very well maintained botanical park in the center of town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It is a magical place at Christmas, even in Vancouver's rain. There are many paths, and along these paths, many spots for family photos. If you get cold, there are several indoor activities to keep you busy as you warm up as well as lots of hot beverages to warm the insides. They often have a special with a reduced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I spent a month in Vancouver last month and visited this spectacular garden. Part of the adventure was finding the place on the map, planning the trip and then finding the botanical gardens with little wifi pocket gadget that I rented from YVR airpost and always carry with me when I travel. My first impression was that I went to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

i visited the garden with friends during autumn. there were few flowers but the lush colors of the trees and plants more than made up for the lack of blooms. the maple trees were a wonderful sight to behold with their leaves of varied hues. a visit to the gardens should be a must for travelers bound for vancouver. everyone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have never seen so many christmas lights in one location it was a really beautiful display and nice hot drinks availible.

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