UBC Botanical Garden

Have fun exploring the beautiful gardens and the canopy walkway at the UBC Botanical Garden

UBC Botanical Garden in the Fall
UBC Botanical Garden in the Fall cc licensed photo by Wendy Cutler

The UBC Botanical Garden is comprised of bunch of smaller themed gardens, each of which are very interesting in there own rite. In addition to the themed gardens, you simply won't want to miss going for a tour on the amazing Canopy Walkway.

We'll start with the themed gardens. There are 8 main themed gardens as follows: Asian Garden, BC Rainforest Garden, Alpine Garden, Food Garden, Physic Garden, Carolinian Forest, Garry Oak and at a separate locate, but within walking distance, the seasonal Nitobe Memorial Garden. Each of these gardens explores a different area of botany and they are both beautiful and educational.

In addition, there are 7 smaller specialty gardens and areas that include the following: Pacific Slope Garden, Arbour Garden, Winter Garden, Perennial Borders Garden, Dwarf Conifers Garden, Cattail Marsh, and the Walk in the Woods Trail.

The number one highlight that visitors rave about though is the Canopy Walkway Tour. Keep in mind that these only operate from April 1st through October 31st. The canopy walkway tour takes you on a trail system that consists of over a 1000 feet of suspension bridges suspended high in the old growth forest. From this vantage point you will enjoy a perspective on the forest that you would never have from the ground -- and its also a great deal of fun.

Rates for the above attractions are very reasonable and there are various combinations available depending on what you would like to see. We just given you a quick overview here, so head on over the the official website linked to below for complete details.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: UBC Botanical Garden

Fee: Yes

Closed Now

Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Category: Botanical Gardens

Address: 6804 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada

Phone: +1 604-822-3928

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 33 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating Wow. I honestly didn't expect much and only paid for access to the garden ($9). If I go back, I will want to try the tree canopy walk, too. ($20). I asked... Read More

Cathy N. Jul-10-2019

5 Star Rating UBC's hidden gem. I took my Dad and sister here, and it turned out that just a few weeks before graduating, my sister had never been! You walk in here, and... Read More

Ximena C. Aug-15-2019

4 Star Rating Peaceful & quiet place to enjoy relief from the hectic city. Garden is not as pretty as VanDusen but costs less to enter. As you'd expect at a university... Read More

Tom S. Sep-12-2018

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Directions

SkyTrain Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineCommercial-Broadway1 Minute
Canada LineBroadway-City Hall1 Minute
Millennium LineVCC-Clark1 Minute

How to get to UBC Botanical Garden by SkyTrain

From VCC-Clark SkyTrain Station on the Millennium Line catch the #84 UBC to its terminus at the UBC bus loop. From Commercial-Broadway Station on the Expo Line or Broadway-City Hall Station on the Canada Line catch the #99 UBC westbound on Broadway to its terminus at the UBC bus loop.

Alternatively from Monday to Friday only, before 7 pm, if coming from Downtown; you can take the #44 UBC from in front of either Waterfront or Burrard Station to the UBC bus loop.

From the bus loop catch the Community Shuttle bus #C20 from bay 15 just outside the northwest corner of the main bus loop and take it to westbound West Mall at Stadium Road. This is about a 6 minute bus ride and the bus runs every 20 minutes (30 on Sundays).

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