Natural splendor is the focus of UBC Botanical Garden, Canada's oldest university garden. Founded in 1916 by British Columbia's first provincial botanist, a sprawling 44 ha (110 ac) leafy expanse supports 8,000 different species of plant life. Familiarize yourself with this diverse collection, from an alpine or rainforest garden to the Asian or organic food garden. If the surroundings inspire you to take action, head to the garden center shop and choose from a range of plants, gardening tools, and seeds cultivated from the grounds. Our Vancouver trip maker app makes visiting UBC Botanical Garden and other Vancouver attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
UBC Botanical Garden Reviews
Loved the tree walk—just high enough and just sway-ey enough to be lots of fun. Seven suspension bridges link to platforms with excellent signage and explanations. The Botanical Gardens are lovely as ... more »
This was my second visit to the gardens. We went with our friends who were visiting Vancouver from New Zealand. They were blown away by the beauty of the gardens and the novelty of the walk through th... more »
My partner and I both love walks, greenery, flowers, and trees. So, this place was the perfect place to spend a few hours on a Saturday on our first full-day in the city. While here, we both decided that not only must we return to Vancouver one day, but we would visit these beautiful botanical gardens in either the summer or the fall.
Our visit was in the dead of winter, but even in January there were some plants that were blossoming. The entire time we were strolling around there was a pair of bald eagles calling back and forth, flying overhead, and perching in the taller trees. The gardens are expansive and varied, and it would take multiple visits to properly explore the whole grounds. There's plenty to explore: the gardens vary from BC rainforest to wetlands to cactus house, and many other ecosystems. It's more of a work in progress than a glitzy tourist attraction, but well worth the visit.
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