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UBC Botanical Garden

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Address: 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
Phone Number: 6048224208
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Forest canopy walk

We went specifically to go on the forest canopy walk. Two of us enjoyed it, my daughter found it a little scary, too bouncy and she was afraid it wasn't stable enough and might... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tracie W
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okay the garden is nice and all, but the real treat is the Greenheart Treewalk. This is more of a ride than it is an attraction. Basically it's a walkway in the trees. The walkway moves up and down and side to side. You can't even notice how high off the ground you are because you will be too busy... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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358 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walked amount the trees and got to see the botanical gardens. Well worth the time. The groupon made the visit Ben better

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Sooke, Canada
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189 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took three trips to see the gardens, there is also the Nitobe Garden, and to do the Greenheart Tree Walk. The garden is divided into two main areas, the largest section has many paths crisscrossing, all named, that takes you through the predominantly rain forest. On a hot summer day it is a perfect respite from the beating sun... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went specifically to go on the forest canopy walk. Two of us enjoyed it, my daughter found it a little scary, too bouncy and she was afraid it wasn't stable enough and might fall. I thought it was fine and my son loved it,. The gardens themselves are very lush and natural. I think they are meant to be... More 

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Thank Tracie W
Utah
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The plants in the gardens were beautiful. There is a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers. The trails are fun and quiet. We happened to go when the crowds were non-existent. Probably my favorite part of the adventure was the rope walkway up in the trees. The example gardens - edibles, high desert, and the amphitheater were very well done.

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Austin, Texas
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden has an extensive display of plants and trees. It also has a skywalk (a 308 m suspended walkway) through the canopy of the trees. It is a great way to enjoy the garden.

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Thank fnewton2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it is a well maintain garden, no big crowds. If you like walk ,you can walk about 10 kilometres inside there. you visit the cannopy on top of the trees. After that you can continue and visit a lovely japonese garden and once a month they have the tea ceremony

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Thank vera b
Victoria, Canada
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're able to handle heights and are able to walk, you should try the Tree walk. I had a Groupon for it which included the admission to the Botanical Garden. So my friends and I decided to try it. It's a kind of a neat experience if you've never done it before. I was expecting it to be like... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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58 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love and enjoy walking and visit this garden! Not too big but relaxing! Near by waterfront, and Marine Drive. One of interesting attraction when you visit UBC.

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Thank Janis Y
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, her 80+ year old mother and I visited the UBC Botanical Garden for the first time. We selected tickets for the main gardens and the Greenheart Treewalk. Cost was $57 Canadian for the 3 of us. You are given a map of the grounds when you check in which is somewhat helpful, but the print is small. We... More 

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University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the expansive parkland of the University Land Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation with the University of British Columbia. A large green space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens, botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.