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UBC Botanical Garden

6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Ranked #38 of 185 attractions in Vancouver
Type: Gardens
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White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Canopy Walkways are a great way to sneakily get your kids to go to the gardens! The gardens are not Butchart-style manicured, but are lovely with a huge variety of rhododendrons. I would love to go back in the spring when those are all flowering - it would be spectacular. Still a nice walk in the summer with beautiful trees... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Not sure how they are maintained (the walkways) but they are fun. We went on a beautiful though hot day. The gardens are great and the walk is easy for all ages. You can make the walk as long or short as you wish and there are many benches along the paths. The gift shop is super cute with a... More

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

Cannot believe I live so close, yet this was my first time doing the canopy walk. It was fun for all. Kids, adults alike.

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Los Angeles, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The gardens/woods are vast and beautiful, but the Canopy Walk is a must. You traverse above the trees on narrow metalic walkways which are secured with aviation wire. The walkways have a lot of swing to them, so they aren't for the timid, but they are nothing like making your way across the Capilano bridge (which can be terrifying). Definitely... More

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Fingal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I loved the canopy walk and just strolling along the paths staring at the trees and flowers. I am a senior, but cannot say I noticed any problems with the planks etc - but I am quite fearless with suspension bridges etc, and I know that not all people are so. There are vegetable gardens also for those who are... More

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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took our three grandchildren, 7, 9 and 11. The 7 year old grandson didn't want to go to "a garden" however once we arrived he will thrilled. There are many nature paths that have little "story signs" for kids to read along the way. The highlight was the canopy walk which is a suspension bridge that just keeps going... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We finally got around to exploring the botanical gardens after many many trips to their store and were only sorry we hadn't taken advantage sooner. The gardens are well worth a visit. We also went on the canopy walk which for a couple of healthy seniors was easy but we both found it a bit uncomfortable to walk on the... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We recently visited the Botanical Gardens and did the canopy tour with our 10 and 7 year old kids. The canopy walk itself was awesome, but it is totally worth taking the tour - the tour guide was exceptional and very knowledgable about the history and the ecology and was able to explain well in terms anyone could understand! The... More

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We loved the canopy walkway. It was a bit scary at times because the walkway would sway back and forth. We went on a free guided your and the guide was very knowledgable and was happy to take photos of our family sling the way. We toured most of the rest of the gardens and I especially loved the plants... More

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regina, sk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I had only been to one Botanical Garden so I think I was expecting lots of flowers and sculpted gardens. I was equally happy to discover this was not that type of garden and was a much more natural, forest setting. There were a number of trails, many of which were shady that you could explore along with a sunnier,... More

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