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 above for current rates.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: VanDusen Botanical GardenFee: Yes
Many indoor and even some outdoor tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the Global COVID-19 pandemic. If the hours of operation are shown below, they may not reflect these closures. Please verify hours with any attraction before visiting.
We believe the measures being taken are absolutely neccessary to preserve lives and we pray for everyone and their families as the world works together to get through this crisis.
- 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
Category: Botanical Gardens
5251 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
Phone: +1 604-257-8335
Bryan D. Dec-23-2019
The following is in regards to the Festival of Lights experience. I found it to be amazing at how much has changed since I was last here way back in 2012.... Read More
Duong V. Nov-03-2019
Family friendly, nice decoration and lots of events. It's best to come here during spring or fall whe n the trees are changing colors or flowers blooming.... Read More
Debbie W. Oct-13-2019
This is our third year visiting the Festival of Lights in VanDusen garden, we enjoyed it every year! The process of ticket purchasing is fairly easy, and... Read More
Accommodations near VanDusen Botanical Garden:
|Skytrain and Bus Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Canada Line||Oakridge - 41st Station||1 or 6 Minutes|
How to get to VanDusen Botanical Garden by Skytrain and Bus
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.
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