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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 via mobile

It's busy and way too expensive and parking is horrible but once you get in it's a beautiful winter wonderland and you forget it all... well maybe till you need to get out of the parking lot ;) I do love the fountain that changes...More

Thank Canadiatravelgoddess
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

with the fact that if your traveling they do not convert American $$. Not very ethical when you walk around enjoying the Christmas lights and you decide to have a cup of hot chocolate (and it’s pricey in the first place) and you hand them...More

Thank LovetodineinBend
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited the garden for a quick lunch and a scenic tour before the madding crowd. We have previously seen the festival of lights at night but between the hundreds of people and the darkness, you really don't get to see the...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great selection of Christmas lights. There are over 1 million lights i was told and we had a great evening just walking around. it was amazing.

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Garden is lit up over the holiday period. What a wonderful festive site. Dress warmly it was cold.

Thank Lily R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was incredible! Well worth the admission. We went right at 4:30, with our e tickets and there was no line up, and it turned dark quite fast. Beautiful way to get in the holiday spirit! Definitely a must see!

Thank JDiBello
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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Kim S
3 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
23 April 2017|
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Response from snow47 | Reviewed this property |
No the gardens are spread out, quite a lot of walking
5 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