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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Open Now: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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“light show”(34 reviews)
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-257-8335
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The cafe had very nice food for an attraction cafeteria. Close to a bus stop if thats your mode of transportation. The grounds were perfectly kept, if we lived there we would definitely become members. Its a great way to spend some time in Vancouver

Thank Bree B
Reviewed 3 days ago

After visiting Butchart Gardens in Victoria last week and being disappointed it was a real treat to visit here yesterday. It was a last minute decision to go but we are glad we did, much better than anticipated. Stunning autumn colours, many interesting areas, ferns,...More

Thank Stewart B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens are really nice, relaxing and you can spend a long time here. But it was little confusing to navigate yourself in even with the map the roads did not really lead where they were supposed to. Took us a while to get to...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are interested in gardening, horticulture and plants in general and wanting a respite from the drone of Vancouver city, then take the # 7 Oak trolley from Hornby Street and for $1.90 you can be at the entrance to a wonderful botanical garden....More

Thank Allan H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped by at the end of a month long vacation, frankly worn out. There is a senior discount on the affordable admission tickets and a courtesy shuttle with a guide who will take your tired feet thru the facility painlessly. Our volunteer was a...More

Thank VPBunnie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent less than 24 hours in Vancouver after a cruise... so a leisurely stroll through the gardens was a welcome, laid back way to spend the afternoon. Bring your walking shoes, a lot of ground to cover especially if you make the trek to...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful place. So peaceful and well worth the visit. Gardens are not kept as well as could have been, but still beautiful.

Thank 58peta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful small garden. Appeared to be Docent tours but we - both seniors were not offered one. Small staff and they were having problems that day that apparently also involved their volunteers

Thank bbear301
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the gardens in mid-Sept. Most of the flowers were no longer in bloom which was disappointing. However, the layout of the gardens and variety of landscapes, plus the trees and shrubbery was really nice. I would love to return in the earlier summer...More

Thank ButterflyBusy
Emily S, Marketing Coordinator at VanDusen Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for providing feedback about your experience. We would recommend visiting during the month of May when many of the colourful and showy flowers are blooming.

Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a guide tour, he was very knowlade able person. we walk more than one hour but not hesistat. on the each plant talking and feeling is fantastic.

Thank Ugur Aslan A
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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??