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.

UBC Botanical Garden

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 154 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Up Close and Personal with... Treetops

Enchanting guided tours on the hour with enthusiastic guides on a suspended walkway 50-60 feet high. Able to get all my tree questions answered plus there's much more to see at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Gary D
,
Vancouver, Canada

Similar Things to Do in Vancouver

Add Photo Write a Review

154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Enchanting guided tours on the hour with enthusiastic guides on a suspended walkway 50-60 feet high. Able to get all my tree questions answered plus there's much more to see at ground level. Had a fascinating walk through various gardens displaying an extreme range of plants and shrubs. All vegetation still in remarkable shape in spite of this season's heat... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Suspension bridge in trees Extensive botanical garden, but a large part was unique and unrecognized because it was populated by Asian trees and plants

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Burnaby, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went on a Sunday afternoon, and we enjoyed walking through the different kinds of plants and trees. There were not much flowers, but the landscaping was so pretty and there was a variety of local and other botanical plants. My kids particularly enjoyed the vegetable garden and the fruit trees/shrubs. We saw some families having a picnic n some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A visit to the gardens was a pleasant enough walk but finding the identification tags for many of the plants was a bit of a hunt. I am not sure if some plants simply did not have tags or we were just unlucky. The fact that the tags were botanical name only could be limiting for some visitors, I suspect.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our signage. We agree and are working on implementing more and improved signage throughout the garden as part of a major signage and wayfinding upgrade beginning in a few months. We hope you will return to experience the new signage when it is in place. We are a not for profit educational institution and... More 

Vancouver
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I had a visitor from New Zealand who said she's like to visit UBC Botanical Gardens. I cannot believe that anyone has written a good review for this place this year! The gardens are unkempt and poorly signed. I know that Vancouver is in a period of drought but the gardens are not even weeded. I have been to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear about your experience and want you to know that we take feedback seriously and that your review has been shared with all of the departments involved so that we can improve our experience. Our botanical garden is a not for profit research collection with a small budget and... More 

Kawartha Lakes, Canada
Level Contributor
161 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It was a Sunday afternoon, and we stopped in at this botanical garden. Lots and lots of species there to see, but it was a bit expensive to go there..... cost of parking plus $20/person for the canopy walk. However, if you're a budding botanist, I'm sure the price will be well worth it. God Bless

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We enjoyed our walk around the forest to the Canopy Walk through the trees. This is something almost everyone would enjoy. I am slightly handicapped and was not able to use my cane while travelling from landing to landing but it was so much fun...sort of like bouncing along on a trampoline! I would highly recommend this section of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Paris, France
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A beautiful park of epiceas and red trees, with an impressive smelling of fresh air. The south part is more majestic than the north one. The canopy walk disserves so much the experience! For a tour of 3 hours, it's great. Maybe a little expensive...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I'll tell you straight out that I'm *not* and outdoors person and I don't typically like looking at botanical gardens, but this was an easy hike, with lots to see, beautiful trees and flowers, even a food garden. I was surprised that I actually enjoyed it. The canopy walkway was fantastic also.. fun, interesting, great perspectives, educational laminated sheets on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We went to a concert at UBC and then visited the botanical garden there. We had fun inspecting and smelling the beautiful blooms of the many different flowering plants, but what was especially a joy to see was the small forest of tall, large, old trees just outside the Chan Shun Concert Hall. These trees alone are worth another visit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed UBC Botanical Garden also viewed

 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to UBC Botanical Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

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

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from UBC 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?