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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.
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fabulous in the spring

We visited in late April. The rhododendrons were unbelievable. The gardens are vast and beautifully laid out. The cafe had an excellent quick lunch. Highly highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited in late April. The rhododendrons were unbelievable. The gardens are vast and beautifully laid out. The cafe had an excellent quick lunch. Highly highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Back around 1910 there used to be a piece of land, in the middle of Vancouver, that belonged to the Canadian Pacific Railways on the North West corner of Oak and 37th. Street. It is about 16 acres and was an isolated area of bush and tree stumps. In 1911 the Shaughnessy Golf Club leased the land and built a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I was there with my family during Easter Egg Hunt 2015. Horrible experience, even though we pre-paid, huge lineups and total chaos. Clearly they are not prepared for popular events. Staff was young and inexperienced. Once inside we had a good time. That is all shattered when we leave, our daughter was holding one plastic egg in her hand. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This beautiful haven is magical. One would never believe they were in a city. The gardens are vast and beautiful from spring through to winter.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Show the lights is divine, Santa Claus is very kind and patient, the food is really good. It is worth paying the entry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We visited on a sunny April morning that turned into a showery April afternoon but it was well worth the effort. The gardens are magnificent and you can see that there is going to be something to wonder at whatever the season or weather. The entry fee is really good value and you have only yourself to blame if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It was raining when I was there but they did lend free umbrellas. I was not sure where it was okay to walk and where it was not, so perhaps I missed some nice surprises. All the plants are labelled, which helped me know what I was looking at. A pleasant surprise that I had never visited before but will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great photo opportunities with lots of spring flowers and plants, a great bike ride from downtown along well marked bike routes. Knowledgeable volunteers. This would be beautiful throughout most of the year due to its clever planting and well taken care of aspect. Cafe has good tea and snacks too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went the day of the Easter hunt and was surprised by the amount of families which was so different from the usual quiet strolls I had gotten to do. Just walking along the maze and trails we find eggs through out the park, not sure what others are talking about. The information desk was very knowledgeable when asked about... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Fair enough it might be between seasons but paying $11 to walk around a mostly bare park, with few flowers, paths closed due to maintenance and a dried up waterfall is taking the mick. I'm sure this park is beautiful in the summer and fall and is deserving of the expensive entry charge. If you want to see a lake,... More 

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