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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Address: 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 604-878-9274
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.

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Flowers galore

This is definately the place for flower lovers. There is a beautiful garden filled with endless flowers and plants

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is definately the place for flower lovers. There is a beautiful garden filled with endless flowers and plants

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the good fortune to head to the gardens one evening just after new year's! The million lights were ablaze with music aligned to their pulsating sparkle. Wonderful family experience.

Thank Susan C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only went there once for the Festival of Light around Christmas time. It was amazing. Loved everything about it.

Thank Mai Anh D
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're expecting mass plantings of annuals and consequent swathes of colour, this may not be the garden for you. It's far more interesting than that. The garden collects perennials and more unusual plants, so whatever time of year you visit, you'll see different things in bloom. In spring, the rhododendron walk is spectacular, and in the height of summer... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, this was my first visit to a holiday light display and I thoroughly loved it. We went at night and spent a couple hours wandering the grounds. There was lots to see and admission included a carousel ride -- great fun even for adults. The staff and volunteers were friendly. Nice gift shop but overpriced. Didn't try any of... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a spectacular way to begin the New Year. The grounds and gardens were so festive and beautiful. We were in awe of the effort to add joy to the Holiday season through the many lights of every colour, the music piped here and there along the trails and the sheer spectacle and artistry within the gardens. Lovely! The popcorn... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Seeing the lights and walking around was great. It was cold and snowy but spectacular to see all the lights at Christmas.Then we stopped for a coffee and quiche

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You will be surrounded by thousand of lights; it's truly magical experience. The park is close to downtown and it's really affordable for anyone. You will need few hours - to look around, to have a hot drink and look again.... Children will be sufficiently amused as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a last minute decision but we decided to check out the light display. Oh my goodness it was wonderful. Millions of lights, it was magical. The snow made it doubly so. Definitely buy tickets ahead of time! And have your phone or cameras charged.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are members of this botanical garden and enjoy it at different time of the year. In the Spring, the rhododendron walk is very fine. At the height of summer, the stand of sunflower with other mixed annuals is a blaze of colour up near the maze and the Robinia (Sunburst Locus trees) form a sunny backdrop. We enjoy sitting... More 

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