Immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of our 22-hectare botanical garden

Pick up your Visitor Guide map at the Admissions Desk in the Visitor Centre and enjoy a variety of experiences at VanDusen Garden.

The Visitor Centre, Administration Building, Floral Hall, Shaughnessy Restaurant, and many paved garden paths are fully accessible to wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers.

 Pets are not permitted in the garden, except for service dogs. 

Special events and seasonal highlights at VanDusen Botanical Garden

The organic lines of the Discover Hall ceiling at VanDusen Visitor CentreVisitor Centre

Check out VanDusen’s new Visitor Centre, the gateway to the Garden. It is free to the public and contains a casual dining cafe and gift shop. The centre has educational exhibits, a library, a classroom, and rental space.

Featuring advanced technology, a green roof and beautiful orchid-inspired design, the building is targeting LEED Platinum status.

The sculpture 'Horizontal Column' by Wolfgang Kubach (1937) and Anna-Maria Wilmsen-Kubach (1936), made from black marble in 1975Sculptures

VanDusen houses a significant sculpture collection, featuring artists such as Bill Reid, David Marshall, and Sebastian. The International Sculpture Symposium, held here in 1975, created 11 original works to begin the permanent collection.

Rhododendron WalkGuided tours

Guided tours are the best way to see and appreciate all that the garden offers.

  • April 6 to the end of October: Daily starting at 2:00pm (Wednesdays starting at 10:30am)
  • Thanksgiving to March 31: Sundays at 2:00pm

Tours are weather permitting.

Group walking tours

Group tours are available for groups of 10 or more from Monday to Saturday and they must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

To reserve your group tour, phone 604-257-8162 (no messages, please) or visit the Information Desk between 10:00am to 4:00pm. There is a nonrefundable $10.00 reservation fee.

Self-guided tours

Inquire at the Information Desk about seasonal self-guided tour pamphlets. These highlight plants or plant families that are at their peak in any given month.

Cart tours for people with mobility issues

Cart tours are available from April 13 to Thanksgiving, every day at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm (weather permitting).

Advance booking is only available for weekday tours and strongly recommended.

To reserve your cart tour, phone 604-257-8162 (no messages, please) or visit the Information Desk between 10:00am to 4:00pm. There is a nonrefundable $10.00 reservation fee.

Cart tours are not available during special events.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

Speak your own language

When should you call 9-1-1? Click to find out       Deaf? Have difficulty speaking? Click to learn how to make a TTY call

More ways to contact us

Courses and programs

Register Online

Help preserve our parks

Donate now

New Visitor Centre

Green roof install time lapse

Last modified: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:05:12