Carving of a pumpkin and the silouette of a squirrel infront of the moon

Glow in the Garden

VanDusen Glow in the Garden returns for another season of festive enchantment. Join us this Halloween season for a walk through a new light show with unique features and magical moments.

The old barred owl has played a Halloween trick by casting a "hootenanny" spell and making it glow. Help Anna the hummingbird and her friends lift the spell as you journey through the garden. Kids can collect all six stamps at the Glow zones and redeem them for a small prize at the bootique located inside the Visitor Centre halls.

Visitors of all ages will enjoy tasty treats, crafts, and much more.

Reserve your tickets online

Buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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New this year

Enjoy an expanded event area, new food vendors, and timed tickets.


Open daily from Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 27, from 5pm to 9pm.

Choose your timeslot

Tickets are available in three time slots:

  • 5pm to 6pm
  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • 8pm to 9pm

Ticket prices

Ticket price includes access to the Halloween walk in the garden, participation in crafts, and a scavenger hunt and a small prize for kids if the hunt is completed. 

Category Online At the gate
Adult (19-64) $13.50 $14.50
Senior (65+), Youth (13-18), VBGA member $11.50 $12.50
Child (3-12) $9.50 $10.50
Child 2 and under Free Free

Prices include GST and applicable TicketZone service fees.

Required attendants of those needing assistance at the event are offered free access.

Note Coupons, discount offers, and admission vouchers are valid for regular daytime garden admission, but not VanDusen Glow in the Garden. These include the Tourism Challenge Privilege Pass, Vancouver Inspiration Pass, Leisure Access Pass, and Entertainment Book coupons, Viator or Expedia vouchers, and VanPass vouchers.

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    Getting here

    We highly recommend walking, biking, or taking public transportation.

    The garden is about a 20 minute walk from the Oakridge Canada Line station and is on the #17 Oak bus route.

    Parking is free but spaces are very limited in our parking lot.


    VanDusen Botanical Garden
    5251 Oak St (at west 37th Ave)

    View the Glow Zone map (842 KB)

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    Leeza Woo

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