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
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.
- Monday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Tuesday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Thursday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Category: Botanical Gardens
5251 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
Phone: +1 604-257-8335
Megan K. Dec-12-2022
Came here with my service dog, Sauce last night! Firstly, I had to try everything. Started with some vegan candy cane ice cream, and ventured around the... Read More
Young N. Nov-30-2022
My boyfriend found this garden during our Vancouver vacation because I love plants. Idk if it's just me bring tired that day we went but this place seemed... Read More
Darlene R. Oct-15-2022
Our son took us to this wonderful Botanical garden and thought we would enjoy it. Well he was correct we just loved the gardens!! This is an all day event... 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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