As the local expert, let us help customise an unforgettable day that speaks to you. From land to sea to air and everything in between, we are able to coordinate a tour that all future tours will be measured against. Check out our pre-scheduled tour itineraries and let us know what features pique your interest, then let us help you organise your perfect custom itinerary. One of the many benefits with private tours is that you are able to amend the itinerary directly with your tour guide on the day of service!
Private Gardens Tour
This 6-hour Private Gardens Tour will take you to Vancouver’s most impressive botanical gardens. Visit them all, or customise your tour to see the gardens of your choice!
Within Queen Elizabeth Park, visit the Bloedel Floral Conservatory, the country’s first geodesic conservatory built in 1969. Perched on Vancouver’s highest point, the Bloedel Floral Conservatory’s enclosed tropical garden houses over 500 exotic plants and flowers and more than 200 free-flying tropical birds!
The University of British Columbia campus is located 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, and is more than 400 hectares in size! Surrounded by forest and the Pacific Ocean, this stunning campus is one of the most scenic locations in Vancouver.
Located on campus, the UBC Botanical Gardens were opened in 1916 and include over 8,000 different kinds of plants, spread across 110 acres! Features include an Asian garden, an alpine garden, a native plants garden, a food garden and physic (medicinal) garden.
Another beautiful destination is the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Opened in 1975, there are 55 acres of immaculately cared for gardens to admire. Special features in the garden include carved totem poles, large stone sculptures, and a Korean Pavilion at the edge of the Asian plant collection.
Another feature of these gardens is the lovely Shaughnessy Restaurant. Located amidst picturesque garden vistas in the heart of the VanDusen Botanical Gardens, it is the perfect setting for lunch, after visiting the gardens!
If you are visiting during our Christmas season, the VanDusen Botanical Gardens are beautifully illuminated with festive lights, creating a winter wonderland setting!