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Gardens & Parks

Vancouver's temperate climate and plentiful rains encourage exuberant plant growth (In fact, much of the region is technically a coastal temperate rain forest). Hundreds of gardens, parks and green spaces can be found all around the city, complementing the natural beauty of mountains and ocean.

The city's giant green heart - and an indisputable must-see for any visitor - Stanley Park is a magnificent 1,000 acres of dense West Coast forest.  Dozens of marked trails enable roaming through this "jungle" of giant trees while a 6.5-mile seawall pathway provides some of the best sea-to-sky mountain views anywhere in the world.  The park is also home to the Vancouver Aquarium, the largest in Canada with more than 70,000 sea creatures. 

The city is also home to a collection of stunning formal gardens.  Perched just outside of downtown at Vancouver's highest point, Queen Elizabeth Park was once an industrial rock quarry.  Now the 130-acre site is a lush oasis of flowers and trees from around the world.  It also features an enormous floral conservatory housed inside a glass dome with free-flying tropical birds.  Meanwhile, the 55-acre VanDusen Botanical Garden recreates landscapes from around the world: from a real English hedge maze to a redwood forest, Mediterranean garden and lagoon that looks lifted from balmier climes. 

Vancouver is also uniquely endowed with cultural themed gardens.  In the centre of Chinatown, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden is the first, full-scale classical Chinese garden ever built outside China.  Inside its whitewashed walls, architecture, plants, naturally sculpted rocks, and elegantly winding jade-green waterways all adhere to ancient Chinese garden protocol.  Located on the University of British Columbia campus, the Nitobe Memorial Garden embodies Japanese tradition:  Visitors wander gently curving paths flanked by carefully-placed rocks, trees and shrubs, accompanied by the soothing sounds of waterfalls and tiny streams.
 
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Earth Day Pilgrimage to Burns Bog

  • April 26 - April 26
  • Delta Nature Reserve
  • 10388 Nordel Court
    Delta, BC V4G 1J7
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 604-572-0373
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The 2015 Latin Summer Fest

  • August 16 - August 16
  • Trout Lake park
  • 3350 Victoria Drive
    Vancouver, BC V5R 5K6
  • Admission: FREE
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: City Bird Showdown: Feathers will Fly

  • May 02 - May 08
  • City Council Chambers - Vancouver City Hall
  • 453 W 12th Ave
    Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Beaty Bird Day

  • May 03 - May 03
  • Beaty Biodiversity Museum
  • 2212 Main Mall
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Bird Checkup - What you can do to help

  • May 07 - May 07
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • 5455 Fraser Street
    Vancouver, BC V5W 2Z3
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Bird Week Opening Walk

  • May 02 - May 02
  • River District
  • 8683 Kerr Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia V5S 0A4
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Central Park Effect - Film Screening

  • May 06 - May 06
  • Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
  • 149 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Chinese Brush Painting Birds

  • May 07 - May 07
  • SFU Harbour Centre
  • 7646 Prince Albert Street
    Vancouver, BC V5X 3Z4
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Dawn Chorus Walk with David Bradley BSC

  • May 03 - May 03
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • 4600 Cambie Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 2M9
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Dinosaurs In My Garden? The World of Birds and Birding with Peter Candido

  • May 02 - May 02
  • Vancouver Public Library
  • 360 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Venue: Vancouver Public Library
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Drawing to Save Birds

  • May 02 - May 07
  • The Roundhouse
  • 181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
  • Venue: The Roundhouse
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Everett Crowley Planting Event (BSC)

  • April 25 - April 25
  • Everett Crowley Park
  • 8200 Kerr St
    Vancouver, BC V5S 4G5
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Ruff Sex: Fighters, Wingmen, and Mimics with Dr. Lank

  • May 08 - May 08
  • Vancouver Public Library
  • 360 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Venue: Vancouver Public Library
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Seeing Spots

  • May 06 - May 06
  • West Point Grey Community Centre
  • 4397 West 2nd Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V6R 1K4
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Stanley Park Owl Prowl

  • May 04 - May 04
  • River District
  • 8683 Kerr Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia V5S 0A4
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Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Vancouver Bird Strategy Exhibition

  • April 11 - May 12
  • The Roundhouse Community Centre
  • 181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
  • Venue: The Roundhouse
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Brahm's Tams Drum Circle

  • November 25
  • Stanley Park
  • 3rd Beach
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: FREE
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