Vandusen Botanical Garden

Vandusen Botanical Garden located in the heart of Vancouver features a collection of over 7500 varieties of plants from around the world

Vandusen Botanical Garden once a full-length golf course that was slated to be developed for housing in the 1970s was saved through the efforts of group of citizens and the Vancouver Parks Board. The project was funded equally by the City of Vancouver, the Province and Mr. W.J. Vandusen.

Vandusen Botanical Garden with North shore mountains in background
Vandusen Botanical Garden with North shore mountains in background cc licensed photo shared by Stan Shebs

First opened in 1975 this spectacular garden has gained an international reputation with its diverse collection of over 7500 varieties of plants from around the world. These are all displayed in a beautiful setting among lawns, ponds and rock work with views of the north-shore mountains beyond. Words cannot adequately describe the beauty of this Vancouver gem, so be sure to click on the photo and video tab to appreciate the amazing beauty you can see here.

The displays are great at any time of the year, but they are, no doubt, at their very best during the spring and summer months.

Vandusen Botanical Garden does have a small admission fee. Visit their official website linked below for current rates.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Hours: Winter - Mon-Sun 10am-Dusk; Summer - Mon-Sun 9am-Dusk

Address: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604-257-8335

Official Website: Vandusen Botanical Garden

Map and Directions

How to get to Vandusen Botanical Garden on Public Transit

SkyTrain Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Canada LineOakridge - 41st Station1 or 6 Minutes

Get off the Canada Line at Oakridge - 41st Station and turn left out of the station. Cross over to the far (North) side of 41st Avenue and take the #41 UBC bus westbound on 41st Avenue. After a very short bus ride (just a few stops later) get off at Oak Street. Walk back from the stop to Oak street and walk to your left up Oak Street 4 blocks to 37th Avenue (about 6 Minutes). If you don't wish to walk the 4 blocks you you can take the #17 UBC bus North to 37th Avenue from the other side of Oak Street.

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