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 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 above for current rates.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Open Now: No

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

Phone: (604) 257-8335

Official Website: VanDusen Botanical Garden

Directions

Skytrain and Bus Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Canada LineOakridge - 41st Station1 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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Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5

5 Star Rating We go each year for the Festival of Lights. Quite a nice show. Parking is terrible during that time though.

Martin Politick - 21 days ago

5 Star Rating Went in Feb. not expecting to be able to see much. Stunningly beautiful. Will be going again.

jmwalraven - 22 days ago

5 Star Rating Such a majestic place to spend the day! The gardens and ponds are so peaceful and beautiful you could easily walk around for hours and still be discovering new sights, the kids favorite part was the cedar tree maze! There is a very nice events area for booking group functions too.

Elise Weatherby - 29 days ago

4 Star Rating Christmas lights were beautiful. Carrousel a lovely touch. Bring your own coffee to go to keep warm and expense down. Entry price worth the event

Dawn Sondergaard - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating The place is nice and welcoming year round. There's always something happening. Make sure you check them out in every season of the year. They're always up to something 😊👍🏻

Alexander Krstovic - 2 months ago

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