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
Some attractions may have reduced hours or be closed due to COVID-19. Please verify opening hours with the attraction before visiting.
- Monday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sunday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Category: Botanical Gardens
5251 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
Phone: +1 604-257-8335
Justine S. Sep-25-2020
My favourite gardens in Vancouver! (that you pay for, queen Elizabeth park has a beautiful garden as well and it's free if ever you don't feel like paying... Read More
Pam C. Jul-20-2020
I come visit the VanDusen Gardens once or twice a year. It's great for sunny days and festivals like the Glow and Lights. It's great for weddings, too.... Read More
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
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|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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