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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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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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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

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 1 week 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
Thank NicoleB7099
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grandparents, parents and new baby in tow. After paying the admission we bought a picnic lunch which included for loan a basket and blanket. The food was Delicious and the surroundings beautiful. They have a lovely maze to wonder through as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sunshine630618
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Van Dusen Botanical Garden several times and I still have the feeling I haven't seen it all. So many species! It is a great program for spring or summer afternoons. The Halloween decoration and the winter lights make it a must...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Maria Fernanda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Festival of lights and it was beautiful, but there was a lot of people, maybe too much. Also I would have loved to have more food trucks to choose from.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pascal B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the Festival of Lights on Tuesday evening. Thousands and thousands of multi-coloured lights make VanDusen look spectacular for the Christmas season! The colours and the music were very festive and enjoyable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KerriD26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garden is a must see at Christmastime. All other times the garden is also a really nice and well worth the ticket price experience. If you are visiting its a must see.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank JeffM1199
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here mid Christmas and New Year. The lights were spectacular and it was completely geared up for the season. A light show in the lake choreographed to music was a real treat and lots of little hideaways in the lights made it all...More

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

Worth a visit, get there just as it is getting dark and you will be able to park on the street close to the entrance. Lots to see, busy, dress for the weather!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mdel29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was amazing - for Xmas thru New Year the Gardens are transposed in to a wonderland. The Fedtival of Lights for the holidays accompanied with music and fountains is magical. The lighting begins at 5 pm and goes thru 11 pm. I believe it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dianne R
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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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22 June 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
21 December 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
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??