Thursday, August 3, 2017

Vancouver Travel—VanDusen Botanical Garden

Contrast to most other tourist's attractions in Vancouver, VanDusen Botanical Garden outstandingis a place to relax and enjoy a quiet and peaceful stroll along a nice garden. It is spread across 55 acres in the center of Vancouver, which is also close to Queen Elizabeth Park (or QE Park).

The garden features several sections, including a stone garden and a hedge maze (see the video above) — a favorite among visitors. But perhaps the most popular feature of VanDusen is the Laburrnum Walk (see the video below), described on the garden's website as the most photographed area of its 55 acres. The path is made memorable by the yellow, chain-like blooms that hang from the Laburnum × watereri 'Vossii' branches. Peak bloom for these plants occurs in mid-May.

You can explore all of the garden's meandering paths with a self-guided tour — pamphlets are available at the garden information desk. If all that walking makes you hungry, you can refuel yourself at the two eateries located on-site—the Shaughnessy Restaurant and the Truffles Cafe.


Below pictures were taken in a beautiful Summer afternoon (temperature: 25 °C) on 07/25/2017 . You can click on them to enlarge.

How to Get There?

The best way to reach VanDusen Botanical Garden is:
  • Taking Canada Line Skytrain and getting off at Oakridge-41ST Ave Station
  • Taking west bound buses on W 41st Ave and getting off at OAK St
  • Walking north on OAK St towards the entrance
The gardens are open daily. Hours and admission rates vary seasonally. So, please consult the garden's website[1] for the most up-to-date information.


  1. VanDusen Botanical Garden
  2. travel.usnews.com
  3. VanDusen Botanical Garden—Festival of Lights 2017 (Travel for a Purpose

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