Hours & Admission

Plan for your upcoming visit to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory. For information on how to get here, click here!

Please note, the hours and admission for VanDusen and Bloedel change seasonally.

  • +VanDusen Botanical Garden Hours & Admission

    Hours of Operation

    January 10am – 3pm
    February 10am – 3pm
    March 10am – 5pm
    April 9am – 6pm
    May 9am – 7 pm
    June, July & August 9am – 8pm
    September 9am – 6pm
    October 10am – 5pm
    November 10am – 3pm
    December 10am – 3pm
    December – Festival of Lights TBD
    December 25 CLOSED

    *From October 16 – 27 we will be closing an hour earlier at 4pm due to GLOW event.

    Admission Rates

      Winter/Spring Spring/Summer Fall/Winter
    Jan 1-Mar 31
    (excluding GST)
    Apr 1- Sept 30
    (excluding GST)
    Oct 1-Dec 31
    (excluding GST)
    Adult (19-64) $8.00 $11.25 $8.00
    Senior (65+) $5.50 $8.45 $5.50
    Youth (13-18) $5.50 $8.45 $5.50
    Child (4-12) $4.25 $5.50 $4.25
    Children 3 and younger Free Free Free
    VBGA Members Free Free Free

    Please note that special pricing applies during some events. See Events Calendar for more details.

    Group Admission

    Groups of 10 or more people paying together receive 10% off their regular admission price.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Administration office at 604.257.8666 or email vandusenadmin@vancouver.ca


  • +Bloedel Conservatory Hours & Admission

    Hours of Operation

    November, December, January, February & March 10 am – 5 pm
    April 10 am – 6 pm
    May, June, July & August 10 am – 8 pm
    September & October 10 am – 6 pm*

    The Bloedel Conservatory is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day, Dec 25).

    Admission Rates (excluding GST)

    Adult (19-64) $6.50
    Senior (65+) $4.35
    Youth (13-18) $4.35
    Child (4-12) $3.15
    Children 3 years and younger Free

    Group Admission

    Groups of 10 or more people paying together receive 10% off their general admission price.

    Click here for information on booking weddings, professional photography sessions and other event rentals at Bloedel Conservatory.

  • +VanDusen 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 fewer people (prices exclude GST).

    –    Up to 4 people              $90.00
    –    5 to 8 people                 $174.00
    –    9 to 15 people               $246.00
    –    If there are more than 15 people, each additional person receives 10% off his/her regular admission price.
    –    Photographer/videographer receives free admission

    *Please note, the use of drones is not permitted in the Garden.

    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.)
    Avoid the Great Lawn, Heron Lake and Alma VanDusen Garden/Meadow Ponds area, as these are rented spaces

    For commercial photography (magazines, movies, etc.), view the commercial photography section or contact Facilities Rental, 604-257-6915, VanDusenRentals@vancouver.ca

  • +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 special collection by not picking plants or flowers, or by removing any of the plant labels.
    • Please play with balls, frisbees and other sports equipment at a public park and not in the botanical Garden.
    • Enjoy the wildlife – birds, turtles, geese, ducks, fish etc.  To ensure they stay wild, please do not feed them.