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Address: 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Lots to see and learn! And a note about the canopy walkway...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The UBC Botanical Garden lets you wander among the trees both on the ground and above it on the canopy walkway. The walkway was more of a challenge than I expected, but it was well worth it. There are lots of kids on the walkway and they enjoyed the swaying bridge more than I did, but I was glad I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After purchasing the UBC Museums and Gardens Pass (for $33 per adult) we visited the both Nitobe Memorial Garden and the UBC Botanical Garden. After visiting the VanDusen Botanical Garden earlier this week we couldn't help but compare. The two gardens are very different: UBC is much more wild and foresty, whereas VanDusen is much more trimmed and kempt. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

These delightful Botanical Gardens have a variety of gardens, loads of gorgeous flowers (at least in late June), and a very natural setting. There is a lovely food garden that helps feed homeless. The grounds are easily manageable including a tunnel to the garden across the street. We greatly enjoyed the canopy walk - what a nice unique feature! We... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

UBC Botanical Garden is actually a collection of gardens, including an Asian garden, physic garden and a food garden. ... http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/garden-maps It also offers a unique way to view a west coast rainforest from an elevated walkway ... the Greenheart Canopy Walkway more info here http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/canopy-walkway Summer drop in tours are usually held Fridays and Saturday 12:30 pm. ... check... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Being from Maine and working hard to hack back the invasives, it was very interesting to see various vines being promoted in an arboretum! Must be quite a challenge to manage them as specimens. The upper area (through the moongate under the road) was definitely worth a circuit. The canopy walk was a disappointment, however - perhaps because we were... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We caught the 44 bus from downtown Vancouver to UBC and then made the mistake of believing someone who told us it was a short walk to the Gardens, it isn't! So hot tip, catch the shuttle bus that serves the campus. Very little was in flower and the drought had left the place looking brown and arid. Still the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great views again and a lot of roses. Not as big as the Queen Elizabeth Park but also nice for pictures and views. If you want to see pictures and read more about go to ourstepinto.com where we give tips and share our experiences.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I was pleasantly impressed with the size and diversity of the garden. With different plants I think you will see something blooming at any season. And check out the fountain - I saw nothing like it before, definitely worth going there!

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Address: 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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