VanDusen Botanical Garden is open under new guidelines to ensure public, member and staff safety. Tickets are only available online in advance with designated entry times. Members must book through the membership booking site.
Children 4 and under are free, but a ticket is still required so we can best monitor Garden capacity.
Visitors must arrive within their designated entry time.
If the entry time you are interested in does not have enough availability for your order, please pick another date or entry time.
A service fee of $1 will be added to each ticket in order to provide the online purchasing service.
Masks are now mandatory in all indoor public spaces. Masks are optional and encouraged for outdoor spaces.
Guardians of the Garden: Bee Strong Challenge (March 12 – April 5)
Spring is a time of regeneration in the Garden when plants and pollinators demonstrate their resilience after enduring harsh winters. Help us build a kinder environment for our hardworking pollinators by becoming a VanDusen Guardian of the Garden!
Join us this spring for the Bee Strong Challenge from March 12 – April 5. Participants will follow a typical bee adventure through the Garden as they forage for pollen and water (around 4,000 steps!), learning about the pollinator friendly flowers at VanDusen.
Once participants complete the corresponding activity sheet, they will receive their first “GOG Award”; a Bee Strong badge, Pollinator BUD-DIY (sunflower growing kit) and a treat to take home!
*Participants are required to bring their own writing utensils for the activity sheet. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable footwear as the activity route is about 4km.*
Note: The Guardians of the Garden activity is an add-on. Both the admission ticket and add-on ticket are required at point of entry to participate in the challenge and collect a prize. A Guardian of the Garden ticket is required for each participant (Eg. 2 child admission + 2 Guardians of the Garden tickets).
Adults/those accompanying participants only need a general admission ticket - an activity add-on ticket is only required for the participant to redeem their reward. This challenge is most suitable for children ages 4 - 10, but all ages are welcome.
If the date and entry time you are interested is not available for the Guardians of the Garden activity, please feel free to reach out to us on our social media channels for assistance.
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm (last entry 3:30pm - 4:30pm)
Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable (and so cannot be re-sold), and will not be replaced if expired, destroyed, lost or stolen.
The original ticket purchaser is solely responsible to ensure that this ticket is not duplicated or transferred in any way. Tickets obtained from sources other than our website may be lost, stolen, or counterfeit, and if so, are void.
VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street