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VanDusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-257-8335
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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 setting, dine on the patios of Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restaurant, or browse the garden-themed gift shop. VanDusen has something for everyone to enjoy! The Garden's multi-award winning LEED Platinum Visitor Centre was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014. Shaped like an orchid when viewed from above, its organic lines echo the way nature and conservation have been considered at every turn.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Shaughnessy
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Reviewed yesterday

My first visit to the VanDusen Festival of Lights and worth every minute. The sheer scale of the show - the lights seem to cover the whole garden - is impressive enough, but they are wonderfully arranged. Having said 'Wow' at the first sighting it...More

Thank deedub47
Reviewed yesterday

The VanDusen Botanical gardens is a place to visit equally attractive in the summer as it is in winter (perhaps even more unexpected as you can enjoy the light show that interacts with the music).

Thank mirnazagar
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went for the Christmas light display and it was so beautiful. There was a magical quality to the park, especially the dancing light show synchronized to music. Went for a ride on the carousel which brought back happy childhood moments. This was definitely a...More

Thank slburns
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first visit in many years. It was delightful. We started off with dinner at the restaurant and went through the gardens strolling along the pathways winding our way through gorgeous lights displays. Some walkways were covered with lit up arches. Others were...More

Thank Cedric T T
Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided at the last minute to visit VanDusen Garden Christmas lights and I sure was glad that we did. The gardens are beautifully decorated with hundred's of thousands of lights, of every colour. We thouroughly enjoyed our visit, nice casual walk around the pond..nice...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful grounds with lovely walks through the gardens. At this time of year every tree and bush seems alive with Christmas lights turning the gardens into a fairy wonderland. For the kids and kids at heart there is a carousel and for the adults there...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a wonderful garden, any time of the year. Well maintained and friendly volunteers make the visit even more special.

Thank tgvacation
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here in the spring, and flowers were everywhere. There are various trails of different lengths, and all easy to walk. They also have koi ponds. During the winter holiday season, they decorate the plants in lights, and offer music, snacks, and drinks to...More

Thank James_Ed_Walker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A most beautiful, lush and perfectly kept up garden stroll through the pathways. Especially gorgeous at the holidays. Not to be missed.

Thank Xavierrette
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even in the fall this is a great place too go for a walk and enjoy the outdoors and garden areas Getting ready for the Christmas light event. Great place too go.

Thank LLHH
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Shaughnessy
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
...More
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Kim S
4 November 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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Mitchell F
24 April 2017|
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Response from snow47 | Reviewed this property |
No the gardens are spread out, quite a lot of walking
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Visapet
6 January 2017|
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Response from snow47 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldnt think there would be much to see. Even when we were there in early June, the flowers wernt very good, been hit and dry
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