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

Official Website: VanDusen Botanical Garden

Fee: Yes

Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

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

Phone: +1 604-257-8335

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 136 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating I love botanical gardens and always have high expectations for them. The VanDusen Gardens did not disappoint. Situated near Granville st, off Oak st, The... Read More

Lizzy M. Apr-18-2019

5 Star Rating Here's your top 5... 1. One of my favorite things to do in Vancouver during the winter and holiday season is to come here at night and see the lights.... Read More

Dmitry K. Jan-11-2019

5 Star Rating My boyfriend and I come here every year for the Christmas Light event and this year was the best! The lights were incredible this year. I definitely think... Read More

Dorothy D. Jan-05-2019

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Directions

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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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