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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Address: 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 604-878-9274
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.

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Holiday Lights!

What a spectacular way to begin the New Year. The grounds and gardens were so festive and beautiful. We were in awe of the effort to add joy to the Holiday season through the many... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a spectacular way to begin the New Year. The grounds and gardens were so festive and beautiful. We were in awe of the effort to add joy to the Holiday season through the many lights of every colour, the music piped here and there along the trails and the sheer spectacle and artistry within the gardens. Lovely! The popcorn... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seeing the lights and walking around was great. It was cold and snowy but spectacular to see all the lights at Christmas.Then we stopped for a coffee and quiche

Thank ahha2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You will be surrounded by thousand of lights; it's truly magical experience. The park is close to downtown and it's really affordable for anyone. You will need few hours - to look around, to have a hot drink and look again.... Children will be sufficiently amused as well.

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Dingle, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a last minute decision but we decided to check out the light display. Oh my goodness it was wonderful. Millions of lights, it was magical. The snow made it doubly so. Definitely buy tickets ahead of time! And have your phone or cameras charged.

Thank mpavan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are members of this botanical garden and enjoy it at different time of the year. In the Spring, the rhododendron walk is very fine. At the height of summer, the stand of sunflower with other mixed annuals is a blaze of colour up near the maze and the Robinia (Sunburst Locus trees) form a sunny backdrop. We enjoy sitting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited for the first time just before Christmas. Other than parking and weather it was an enjoyable walk. Very festive.

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't realize how Christmas festive it would be here. Most lit parks that I've been were disappointments. Until I came to Vancouver. We got really lucky that it didn't rain. They had a fresh donut food truck that was yummy. Good idea. There was also a merry go round and piano for kids to play on. The lights just... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I traveled five hours one way to get to Vancouver, B.C., to specifically see "Enchant," the world's largest holiday light maze. It was a huge disappointment. There were way too many people, no beautiful multi-colored lights, and there were water/mud puddles that went up to your ankles. So when we found out that the VanDusen Botanical Garden... More 

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Bridgewater, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The flowers and tress in the botanical garden were gorgeous! We especially enjoyed all the beautiful rhodendrons.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far the most Christmas lights I've ever seen. My wife says there were even more lights than Disney World. It was nicely themed with many picturesque areas all around VanDusen. I particularly enjoyed one of the lake scenes, with bright blue light balls creating an elegant ice palace like feel.

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