VanDusen Botanical Garden

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VanDusen Botanical Garden: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • From Vancouver: Whistler Highlights Private Tour

    1. From Vancouver: Whistler Highlights Private Tour

    Discover the natural beauty of Whistler on a private guided tour. Get picked up at your hotel and follow the coastline of Howe Sound to the forested peaks of the Coast Mountains. Gaze at the landscapes along the Sea to Sky Highway, and make a scenic stop along the way. Before arriving in Whistler, you’ll explore two lakes. First stop at the hidden gem of Nita Lake, then continue to Green Lake, Whistlers’ largest and deepest. Arrive at the pedestrian village of Whistler, located at the base of the Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains. Spend an afternoon visiting downtown shops and cafes, hiking along nature trails, or simply relaxing in the fresh mountain air. Return to Vancouver, where you’ll be dropped back at your hotel.

  • 4-Hour Private Tour of Vancouver's Gardens

    2. 4-Hour Private Tour of Vancouver's Gardens

    Start this private morning or afternoon tour with pick-up at your hotel. Make your first stop at the beautiful Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver's China Town. The Chinese have a totally different perspective on what a garden should be and must be seen to be understood. Take a little walk around Chinatown to see novelties like the "World's Narrowest Building" and Chinese spice and medicine shops. Next, leave the downtown area and travel to the highest point in the city, the spectacular Queen Elisabeth Park. Admire the sunken gardens and sweeping panoramic views of Vancouver, the mountains, and the sea. Originally a rock quarry for the early development of downtown, it is now a spectacular garden and viewpoint. Finally, enjoy the breathtaking Van Dusen Botanical Garden and amazing array of what nature has to offer. This mature 22-hectare (55-acre) garden feat...

  • Vancouver: Christmas Tour with Light Festival Entrance

    3. Vancouver: Christmas Tour with Light Festival Entrance

    Immerse yourself in Vancouver's Christmas spirit on this private tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Sprinter van, head to the Van Dusen Botanical Garden. Here, experience the Van Dusen Festival of Lights, where you can witness a spectacular light show, take a carousel ride and even meet Santa. Next, head over to Stanley Park and experience the Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park, with 3 million twinkling lights. Continue your tour of the city's best Christmas lights with a drive around downtown. See iconic sights such as Canada Place, False Creek, and Gastown lit up by colorful festive light displays. Enjoy a drive over the Lions Gate Bridge to North Vancouver to visit the Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Admire panoramic views across the bridge to Burrard Inlet and Downtown Vancouver before getting dropped off back at ...

  • Vancouver: VanDusen Gardens or Lookout Tower - Private Tour

    4. Vancouver: VanDusen Gardens or Lookout Tower - Private Tour

    This private tour of culturally rich Vancouver begins with an introduction to key downtown including Canada Place and Robson Street. Wind through historic and modern architectural wonders en-route to Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre natural oasis, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. View the First Nations Totem Poles, and gaze upon ever-changing rainforest and shoreline scenery on the way through the park. Get your camera ready for a photo stop at Prospect Point, with a great view of Lions Gate Bridge. Continue to the enchanting sights of the English Bay beach area, followed by a visit to the eclectic Granville Island Market. Top off this adventure with a choice to visit the VanDusen Botanical Garden or the Vancouver Lookout. In addition to plants native to British Columbia and water features, the garden features works of art including carved totem poles, stone sculptures, and a maze for the fa...

  • Vancouver: Private Sightseeing Tour with Capilano Bridge

    5. Vancouver: Private Sightseeing Tour with Capilano Bridge

    The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel, then sets off into the bustling streets of Vancouver. Start with a comprehensive tour of the downtown area, including Canada Place, home to the 2010 Olympic Cauldron. Marvel at the array of architectural masterpieces as you wander, and pass by the Arts and Financial District as well as Robson Street. Arrive at Stanley Park, a 1000-acre urban rainforest. Immerse yourself in this unique forest setting, and admire the First Nations Totem Poles. Head to North Vancouver next, crossing over the Lions Gate Bridge towards Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.  Check out the park’s impressive collection of First Nations artwork and learn about local history in the Story Center. Stop at the spectacular Cliffwalk and gaze out across the towering cedar trees and the winding Capilano River. Enjoy an exhilarating walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge...

  • Vancouver: Private Full-Day City and Gardens Tour

    6. Vancouver: Private Full-Day City and Gardens Tour

    Discover Vancouver's must-see sights in style on this fantastic round-trip tour. After being picked up by your local guide from your hotel, you will set off to explore everything Vancouver has to offer, from the totems of Stanley Park to stunning panoramic views of the city from Queen Elizabeth Park, with its beautiful sunken gardens.  Ask your guide for recommendations about the best restaurants in town. After a delicious lunch, take a turn around the spectacular Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver's Chinatown. Enjoy a gentle stroll around Chinatown and see the world's narrowest building, or visit Chinese spice and medicine shops.  Your final stop of the day will be at the Van Dusen Botanical Garden, with its amazing variety of plants in picturesque landscape settings. Walk through different zones to learn more about plants from different geographical origins, such a...

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