Membership Fees in 2023
We’ve been working hard to hold membership fees steady since 2019, however due to increased operating costs there will be a modest 5.5% increase effective February 1, 2023, i.e., a $2 per year increase for an Individual Membership.
These changes will allow us to continue to provide great value and service to members; support botanical collections; and develop and deliver educational programming, nature camps for kids, indigenous initiatives, volunteer programs, and vital fundraising for both VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory.
+-Summary of New Membership Fees (with tax):
1 YEAR 2 YEAR +GST +GST 10% discount Individual $47 $49.35 $84.60 $88.83 Senior/Student – 15% discount $39.95 $41.95 $71.91 $75.51 Individual + 1 Adult $71 $74.55 $127.80 $134.19 Senior/Student – 15% discount $60.35 $63.37 $108.63 $114.07 Individual + 1 Child $59 $61.95 $106.20 $111.51 Family (1-2 adults and 1-2 children) $93 $97.65 $167.40 $175.77 Family Plus ($10 each add’l child) $103 $108.15 $186.40 $194.67 Premium $127 $133.35 n/a n/a
Current Fees New Fees Increase Current Fees New Fees Increase 1 YR 1YR 2YR 2 YR Individual $45 $47 $2.00 $81.00 $85.00 $4.00 Students/Seniors $38.25 $40.35 $2.10 $68.85 $72.64 $3.79 Individual+One Adult $67 $71 $4.00 $120.60 $127.00 $6.40 Students/Seniors $56.95 $60.08 $3.13 $102.51 $108.15 $5.64 Individual+One Child $56 $59 $3.00 $100.80 $106.00 $5.20 Family $88 $93 $5.00 $158.40 $167.00 $8.60 Family+ $98 $103 $5.00 $176.40 $186.00 $9.60 Premium $120 $127 $7.00 n/a n/a
Seniors and students continue to save 15% on Individual and Individual Plus One Adult memberships.
Save an additional 10% on a 2-year membership (except Premium).
1. Why have you made these increases in Membership Fees?
We’ve been working hard to hold fees steady since our last increase in 2019, however due to increase operating costs there will be a modest increase of 5.5% in 2023 to ensure we can continue to support the Garden with educational programs, nature camps for kids, fundraising, and volunteering, and provide the best value for members.
2. When do these new membership fees take effect?
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
3. What do I need to do if I already hold a current membership that expires in 2023?
No action is required. When you renew your membership after February 1, 2023, the new fees will apply.
4. How do the new VBGA membership fees compare to other comparative organizations?
Purchase of a VBGA membership offers unlimited daily admission to two beautiful locations in Vancouver – VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory, and offers an abundance of other benefits including access and discounts to special events, education programs, nature camps for kids, the Garden Gift shop and more. The fee increases are modest and continue to be lower than the majority of attractions and programs in the Lower Mainland. Examples include Science World, Aquarium, Art Gallery, and UBC Botanical Garden.
5. I am a Senior and I don’t see a category for me?
We are pleased to continue to offer Students and Seniors a 15% discount off the base fees for both Individual and Individual Plus Adult categories. To receive the 15% Senior discount for Individual Plus Adult, both seniors must be 65+ years of age. Our system automatically generates the 15% discount based on your date of birth.
6. I received a Gift Certificate for Membership prior to February 1, 2023. Can I still redeem even though the fees have increased?
Yes, we will honour all gift certificates issued prior to February 1, 2023 at the value the membership gift certificate was purchased for. There is no additional cost to you or the original purchaser. Please ensure you bring your gift certificate with you when you come to VanDusen Botanical Garden. If you wish to upgrade to a different membership than the gift certificate offers, you will pay the difference between the membership fees.
7. I have more questions. Who do I contact?
Please call the Membership Office at 604-257-8675 between 10am – 3pm, Monday to Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to visit us at the Membership Desk in the Visitor Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden during seasonal opening hours, and our Membership Team would be happy to assist.