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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-257-8335
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are to be in Vancouver over Christmas, this place absolutely must be on your list to visit. An awesome display of the most amazing lights. We spent several hours here. There's'a carousel ride for the kids too. A must see!

Thank _neales20
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go and see the spectacular Christmas lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden, it's well worth the trip. And spend some time there, there's lots to see. In the centre we enjoyed live Christmas songs and outside there is a carousel too!

Thank jo-annedep
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to see the best Christmas lights in all of Vancouver! The paths were many, the music wonderful, the design clever and traditional! Many stops for food and drink as well! I will definitely return next year multiple times!

Thank Prpleace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Christmas light festival and were blown away. There are so many different areas that we couldn't see it all in one night. I had been to the gardens in the summer which was also great, but if your in town over...More

Thank Thrillsbury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What's not to like? Beautifully decorated gardens, light shows, Christmas music playing, tons of happy people, food and drink options. A must see at any time of the year but especially at Christmas time!

Thank EJ B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, we just love coming to VanDusen at Christmas Time! The lights are just amazing and because it's a cultured garden the cemented pathways enable you to partake rain or shine (and on the rare Vancouver occasion snow too)! Plan for an hour at minimum...More

Thank GroveMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My parents and I visited several years back. I’ve been wanting to come back since. It’s the best botanical garden light show I’ve seen. There is a lot of creativity and intentionality in the design and choreography set to music. I was impressed to see...More

Thank Michelle Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best Christmas light show I have experienced in Vancouver. Great value for money. Recommend seeing on a clear night

Thank Errol J G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic displays. The lights show is impressive and visible from around the water which means there is always a great spot to view from. Great way to spend an hour during the holiday season!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Botanical Garden at night to see their Christmas light display. We were a little bummed to learn that during the nighttime lights they don't offer the family pass but thats fine. The light show was stunning. It was snowing while we...More

Thank Jessica R
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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Lorraine D
21 December 2017|
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Response from medi470 | Reviewed this property |
No dogs are allowed in the park, let alone during the festival of lights as the gardens are packed full with visitors all the time. Sorry.
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??
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