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. Download a PDF map.

VanDusen Garden Hours

Open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day).

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

* Note: August 3, 4 and 5 (long weekend) – VanDusen Garden is open 8am – 8pm.
* Note: August 11 – VanDusen Garden is closed at 3pm for an event.

VanDusen Garden Regular Admission

  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.

VanDusen Garden 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

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 that the use of drones (i.e. unmanned aerial vehicles) 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 (for magazines, movies, etc.), please check 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.

Bloedel Conservatory Hours

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

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*

Bloedel Conservatory Admission

General Admission (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

Bloedel Conservatory 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.