Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden

COVID-19 update: VanDusen


Masks are mandatory indoors at all times, with the exception of those under the age of 5.

Proof of vaccination (ages 12 and older)

Proof of vaccination  is required for entry to Festival of Lights, Truffles Café, Shaughnessy Restaurant, the Yosef Wosk Library, indoor rental events, and some in-person programming. Proof of vaccination is not required to enter the Garden or gift shop during daytime operations.

Check program and event listings before you visit.

Come prepared with your official proof of vaccination and government-issued photo ID.

Tickets are available online for designated entry times. VBGA members are no longer required to book a reservation for VanDusen Botanical Garden in advance. 

Guided tours are not available.

Learn about the changes and book daytime tickets

VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 8,000 plant species and varieties from around the world! Spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a serene setting, dine on the patios of Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restaurant, or browse the garden-themed gift shop. VanDusen has something for everyone to enjoy!

The Garden's multi-award winning LEED Platinum Visitor Centre was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014. Shaped like an orchid when viewed from above, its organic lines echo the way nature and conservation have been considered at every turn.

What's happening

Festival of Lights returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden

Experience a magical winter wonderland with more than one million lights decorating 15 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden. An enchanting winter garden awaits with themed areas, tasty treats, unique light features, and holiday music from November 26 to January 3.

Tickets available now.

Learn more

Proof of full vaccination is required for those 12 years and older. Tickets are only sold online for designated entry times. Tickets are not sold on site.

Admission fees and memberships

See admission fees at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and buy and renew memberships online.

Location and hours

VanDusen Garden is located at 5251 Oak St and open daily. Find directions, parking information, and opening hours.

What to see and do

Enjoy all the garden has to offer with guided tours, educational exhibits, events, and more.

Indoor event rentals

Rent one of VanDusen's elegant facilities for your next private event or special occasion.

Outdoor event rentals

Hold your wedding or special event in one of VanDusen's beautiful outdoor wedding locations.

Dine at VanDusen

Savour the delicious menu items at both Shaughnessy Restaurant and Truffles Cafe.

Commercial filming and photography

We provide a diverse backdrop for filming and photography at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Meet the gardeners


Meet James, a Vancouver Park Board gardener who helps maintain the formal and heritage rose garden at VanDusen Botanical Garden.


Meet David, a Vancouver Park Board gardener who helps maintain the famous Laburnum Walk at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

James W

This episode features James Warkentin, Garden Superintendent and showcases the Elizabethan hedge maze.

Contact us

Ticketing support
Festival of Lights: FOLsupport@myzone.com
Regular admission: VanDusensupport@myzone.com 

Rental inquiries

Group and wedding photography inquires

Membership inquiries

Media inquiries only

Strategic Plan inquiries

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