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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Address: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 604-878-9274
Today
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.

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Very nice around Christmas

I visited for the first time just before Christmas. Other than parking and weather it was an enjoyable walk. Very festive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited for the first time just before Christmas. Other than parking and weather it was an enjoyable walk. Very festive.

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't realize how Christmas festive it would be here. Most lit parks that I've been were disappointments. Until I came to Vancouver. We got really lucky that it didn't rain. They had a fresh donut food truck that was yummy. Good idea. There was also a merry go round and piano for kids to play on. The lights just... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I traveled five hours one way to get to Vancouver, B.C., to specifically see "Enchant," the world's largest holiday light maze. It was a huge disappointment. There were way too many people, no beautiful multi-colored lights, and there were water/mud puddles that went up to your ankles. So when we found out that the VanDusen Botanical Garden... More 

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Bridgewater, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The flowers and tress in the botanical garden were gorgeous! We especially enjoyed all the beautiful rhodendrons.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the most Christmas lights I've ever seen. My wife says there were even more lights than Disney World. It was nicely themed with many picturesque areas all around VanDusen. I particularly enjoyed one of the lake scenes, with bright blue light balls creating an elegant ice palace like feel.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great garden with a beautiful café. The grounds are kept up and the walk through the park is great fun.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be one of my favourite places in Vancouver. We have bought a family pass for three years in a row. I never grow tired of the beauty here. Our girls are grown but we use the pass for our four grandchildren. Often we pack a picnic and spend 3-4 hours of pure enjoyment here. Loved by all... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I call this the mini version of Butchart Gardens. It has acres of spectacular flowers, trees and shrubs with different themed gardens throughout the park. There are several restaurants, so you can enjoy a tasty lunch in the garden. We saw a few weddings going on. It's well worth the visit!

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Seattle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there before on a spring day and the grounds are really nice and well kept. We weren't able to see much of the glory, since we might have been there too early in the season. We came back this time around to see the christmas lights which was super fun. The price is a bit steep, but I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so beautiful during the winter where they decorate the grounds with lights and music. Very romantic if you have someone to share with. Several trails are open, you can grab a hot beverage or snack as you stroll. Buy your tickets in advance to save standing in line at the box office. There is a parking lot... More 

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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 city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.
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