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UBC Botanical Garden

6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Ranked #37 of 190 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The botanical garden just off the campus of UBC is beautiful They have done a great job here. It is peaceful and a lovely place to spend an hour or so....The canopy walk is not for the faint of heart, but it is pretty too....swinging gangways that are narrow, with rope sides provide a walk in the canopy. If you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It was the above ground walkway in the trees that attracted us. Unfortunately we only had a limited time and so confined our activities to the tree walkway. I have to say this was not my idea of fun because I spent so much time trying to balance on the planks and hang on that I missed most of the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I was very surprised that this place gets less traffic than all other Vancouver attractions, because, in my opinion, it is one of the best out there. IMG_20140928_142427801_HDRIts length is only 310 meters, however, it feels much longer. The walking boards are secured to the tall fir trees with metal cables, and they swing up and down, and to the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

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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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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

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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53 helpful votes 53 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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