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UBC Botanical Garden

6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Ranked #41 of 184 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Gardens
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

My family and I explored UBC Botanical Gardens this summer. Most everything is done blooming in late September, but it is well worth going Spring to late Summer/early Fall. If you do go in fair weather, you must take a picnic. We did not and regretted it. We spent almost three hours wandering in and out of the various paths... More

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We went to the UBC Botanical Gardens on a warm sunny Saturday morning, such an awesome choice. A walk through the forest, but not the normal forest, so much to see, so many different plants, very well done! The Greenheart Canopy Walk.... We were one of if not the first people on this, was a lot of fun, awesome views,... More

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

If you go here (and do) definitely do the canopy walk! By Sept. the garden is almost finished up for the year but the Greenheart Canopy Walk made it soo worth it. Lots of fun teetering above the forest and one of the platforms has a tower to climb for even higher views down through the trees, ferns and rhododenrons,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My family and I visited UBC Botanical Garden and the Greenheart Canopy Walk yesterday. For the most part it was enjoyable and relaxing. The Botanical Garden was beautiful and it was a great way to learn about different plants. We then decided to go on the Greenheart Canopy Walkway which was interesting. Most people (including young children) on the Walkway... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When I went the first time, it was closed for a wedding ceremony. So I came back 3 hours later and I certainly saw why. It is a breathtaking place and one could spend hours putting one's nose in the roses. I only had about an hour and a half to spend there and I wanted to explore the rest... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have lived off and on in Vancouver for 30 years and, unbelievably, this is the first time I have visited the UBC Botanical Gardens. I have been missing out on something wonderful for all this time. This is an oasis of calm in a busy city. The highlight is the canopy walk through the trees, a series of short... More

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Leduc, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The segway tour is new to the UBC Botanical Garden. So fun and worth trying. If you go on a segway, remember comfy closed toed shoes - and maybe bug spray. Thank you so much Chuck ... we're still laughing about it.

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Burnaby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It was a hot summer day, but the crisp freshness of the garden was so refreshing. Douglas fir and many other local species of trees reside here. The flower garden is well maintained. I learned a lot of new things and cures at the Physics Garden. The food garden was great and loved what is said for Hungry and Homeless.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The gardens are very pretty to walk through with a natural forest feeling rather than manicured flower gardens. The paths are well maintained & it is an easy stroll. The Greenheart Canopy Walkway is a 1,010-foot-long aerial trail system suspended 50 feet in the air through the UBC gardens. It is quite high up and the walkway has a lot... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I didn't realize I was apparently faint of heart, but the canopy walk is not something you should do if you don't enjoy making your way across high and thin walkways that sway when you walk. There were many people enjoying it, but I'd say about 20% of the people we saw were quite terrified and doing all they could... More

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