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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world! Spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a serene...more
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5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited on Christmas Eve, 2018. It was the first time that we had been there, and I must say that the place was magical with all of their lights and unique displays. Truly well worth going to, especially at Christmas time!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Snowie49
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to come here for Christmas! The lights are awesome and definitely worth it. Will definitely return again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wilson L
Reviewed 1 week ago

VanDusen is a beautiful place with lots to look at - but my favourite part is definitely the hedge maze! Lots of fun, and perfect for kids (which we are big ones).

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank clarissal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens! We went in November, so we expected that not a lot would be in bloom, but were pleasantly surprised at how stunning the garden is even in winter. The botanical gardens are massive - you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NMMich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went at Christmas time. Hot chocolate was great. The lights were amazing. Very enjoyable time for the whole family. Worth the cost of admission

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Camscribe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely incredible! If you're looking for a holiday festival to LIGHT UP your life (literally!), you've got to check out VanDusen's Festival of Lights. Bring the whole family, your friends, a date...anyone! I surprised my husband with a trip to Vancouver for the weekend, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GiselleAloha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the Christmas lights and it was spectacular Can’t wait to go back in the summer to check it out

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hamiltonspencer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish it had not been January when I visited as there was not much in bloom but the facility is wonderful and a real blessing for the city as a whole. A large property with ample parking and access. The main building has conference...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chrisinkingwood2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far the best light show that I have seen - the creativity, the mix, spread and combination of colors was truly magnificent to behold! Fortunately and unfortunately for us it was raining a bit so there was not a lot of folks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Warlocke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were 3 Friends who didn’t know what we will see. The weather was perfect (for winter) and we all enjoyed our time.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the
gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area
are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is
Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and
its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails,
and charming public parks make for an ideal location
to spend and afternoon communing with nature.
Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the
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June 21, 2018|
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Response from Emily S | Property representative |
In July we're open from 9am to 8pm daily. If you're looking for a quieter experience then we would recommend visiting in the evening between 5pm and 8pm. Generally weekends are busier than week days and evenings are the... More
Lorraine D
December 20, 2017|
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Response from Emily S | Property representative |
Thanks for asking! Dogs are not permitted in the garden, with the exception of certified aid dogs.
Kim S
November 3, 2017|
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Response from Neilpilot | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a ticket to dine. In fact, we did just that, and then returned the following day for our garden tour. BTW, why would anyone post as an answer "Sorry, I do not know"? What's the point??
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