Hours & Admission
Plan for your upcoming visit to the beautiful VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory. Whether driving, riding, or taking transit, it’s easy to access us from anywhere in Vancouver. Hours and admission change seasonally for the VanDusen and Bloedel locations.
VanDusen Garden Hours
The VanDusen gardens are open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day).
|January 1 – January 31||10am – 3pm|
|February||10am – 4pm|
|March||10am – 5pm|
|April||9am – 7pm|
|May||9am – 8pm|
|June, July & August||9am – 8:30pm|
|September||10am – 6pm|
|October||10am – 5pm|
|November||10am – 4pm|
|December||10am – 3pm|
|December – Festival of Lights (*see note below)||dates & hours|
*The 2015 Festival of Lights takes place from December 1 to 31, 2015 from 4:30pm to 9:00pm every night, except on December 25, 2015 when the Garden is closed for Christmas Day. From December 18 to 23, 2015, we are open an extra hour from 4:30pm to 10:00pm.
VanDusen Garden Admission
|Jan 1-Mar 31
(incl. PST & GST)
|Apr 1- Sept 30
(incl. PST & GST)
|Oct 1-Dec 31
(incl. PST & GST)
|Family (2 adults + children under 19)||$17.00||$25.75||$17.00|
|Children 2 and under||Free||Free||Free|
(Rates effective April 1, 2015)
Please note that special event pricing applies. See Events Calendar for more details.
Festival of Lights (December 2015)
The Festival of Lights takes place from December 1 to 31, 2015 from 4:30pm to 9pm every night, except December 25, 2015 when the Garden is closed. From December 18 to 23, 2015, we are open an extra hour from 4:30pm to 10pm.
Group Admission Rates
Special group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, please contact the Administration office at 604.257.8666 or email email@example.com for details.
Group photography and weddings
The group photography rate applies for photo shoots for a wedding, engagement, family group, graduation, etc. The rates also apply for a small wedding ceremony of 15 or less.
– Up to 4 people $ 84.25
– 5 to 8 people $163.00
– 9 to 15 people $231.00
– After 15 – the regular single admission applies
– 1 photographer/videographer has free admission
Reservations are not required
One person pays the cashier for the whole group
No ‘props’ (chairs, arbours, tables, sound system)
Choose areas off the main walkways
Avoid main attraction areas (Rose Garden, Gazebos, Perennial Garden, etc.)
For Commercial photography (for magazines, movies, etc.), please check the commercial photography section or contact Corinne Johnston, 604-257-6915, firstname.lastname@example.org
How to enjoy the Garden
- Take in the fresh air – and please, no smoking (it’s the law).
- Certified and clearly identified guide dogs are welcome – but please do not bring any other animals (e.g. dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, fish, etc.).
- Stretch your legs – the Garden is a fabulous place in which to walk. Rollerblades, skate boards, bicycles and tricycles are not permitted (baby strollers are fine).
- Wander and explore – but please avoid walking in the plant beds.
- Help us protect the collection by not picking plants or flowers, or by removing any of the plant labels.
- Enjoy the wildlife – birds, turtles, geese, ducks, fish etc. To ensure they stay wild, please do not feed them.
Bloedel Conservatory Hours
The Bloedel Conservatory is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day).
|Summer (May 1 – September 8)||9am – 8pm, Monday to Friday
10am – 8pm, Saturday to Sunday
|Winter (September 8 – April 30)*||10am – 5pm, Monday to Sunday|
|Christmas Day (December 25)||CLOSED|
Bloedel Conservatory Admission
|General Admission (includes PST & GST)|
|Family (1-2 adults of the same household, and their children aged 3-18)||$15.00|
|Pre-schoolers Family (accompanied by an adult)||Free|
|Group Rates – Price per person (includes PST & GST)|
|10 or more adults||$4.80|
|10 or more seniors||$3.40|
|10 or more youths||$3.40|
|10 or more children||$2.50|