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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Closes in 10 min: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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VanDusen Botanical Garden Admission
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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
+1 604-257-8335
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited for the Christmas light show. A spectacular setup that anyone visiting Vancouver over the Christmas season should see. This is a great place for families and children. The gardens are very well maintained. The entry price varies from year to year.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Expedition764261
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the Festival of Lights in December and had a very good time. We got tickets ahead of time, and there was virtually no line because we went early in the season. Many pictures were taken and we wandered nearly every inch of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ThorTheCat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited here several times and each time is a revelation while at the same time being comfortingly familiar. Winter is definitely in full swing but even so little hints of Spring are to be found. The walk ways are gentle but it is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful garden, has a lovely restaurant. Great place to spend a day with your family, or to just go for a walk in.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank macklyallskuce
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Van Dusen offers the most beautiful, diverse collection of plants, trees and gardens which offer a deeply restorative, inspiring time in nature. There are many birds, large trees, ponds, fountains, waterfalls, artworks and meandering pathways which take you through different themed gardens which offer unique,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Culture92637
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited these gardens over the Christmas period and was amazed with the high level of professionalism this garden was decorated. Awesome beyond expectations and thoroughly enjoyed the place. Will definitely return with my overseas visitors again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rumba7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vancouver loves its lights. When we visited during the 2018 winter holidays there were countless creative light installations all around the city, from tiny to mammoth. None is better on display than at VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights. Most reviews will tell you it's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank walkingaroundintown
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 February 10, 2019

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 February 10, 2019

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
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its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails,
and charming public parks make for an ideal location
to spend and afternoon communing with nature.
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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??