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

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.

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 see some examples the amazing beauty you will experience there.

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

Open Now: No

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Address: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1, Canada

Phone: (604) 257-8463

Official Website: VanDusen Botanical Garden

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How to get to VanDusen Botanical Garden by Skytrain and Bus

Skytrain and Bus 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 or #43 UBC bus westbound on 41st Avenue. After a very short bus ride, get off at Oak Street, walk back to the corner, go left and walk 4 blocks up Oak Street to West 37th Avenue (about 6 minutes). If you don't wish to walk the 4 blocks you can take the #17 UBC bus North to West 37th Avenue from the other side of Oak Street.

VanDusen Botanical Garden Reviews

Overall Rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 57 reviews. See all

5 Star Rating Van Dusen Park is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Vancouver, but also look like the youngest. It became available to the public from August 1975. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Этот водопад я сфотографировал в Van Dusen Park. Этот парк считается ни только одним из самых красивых в Ванкувере, но и самых молодых. Он стал доступен для публичного доступа с Августа 1975.

Vasily Domashev - 17 hours ago

4 Star Rating We went new years eve when all the lights were up, it was lovely and I would say worth the price to get it.

SueAnn Deeble - 3 months ago

2 Star Rating If you go to the festival of lights go on a weekday. The Van Dusen doesn't have proper staff to deal with the amount of people on the weekends. Extremely rude and disorganized front staff at the gate. It was a chaos trying to get in. But, once you get in its wonderful! I would go back on a weekday. The garden is so well done with the lights.

Kyle style - 7 months ago

5 Star Rating My husband and I went to visit VanDusen Gardens today. We thoroughly enjoyed the Rhododendron walk and the Camelias. It was our first time there. It was a beautiful warm day, quiet and peaceful. Awesome just listening to the birds in the trees. The folks at VanDusen Gardens are doing a wonderful job. Beautiful!

Diane Donald - 1 year ago

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A musical video tour of VanDusen Garden
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