COVID-19 can’t stop the roses from blooming and outdoor gardens are open including Van Dusen. Wild roses are bursting through fences and over trellises. Discover the plentiful and bountiful rose gardens of the Lower Mainland. Pick your favourites and snap family photos for keepsakes.
Vancouver rose gardens
UBC Rose Garden
This is a lovely spot to picnic and the scenery is spectacular on a clear day. Bring books and a blanket at sunset and have the best view in the city!
6278 North West Marine Drive, UBC, Vancouver
Stanley Park Rose Garden
With over 50 varieties of roses you’re bound to find at least one you like. Well maintained and beautifully landscapes even the hummingbirds love it here. Theatre under the Stars (cancelled for 2029) is close by as well as lots of grassy areas to play with kids and picnic.
Just off Pipeline Road, near the Stanley Park main West Georgia St. entrance.
Van Dusen Botanical Garden
Open year round, there are more than just roses here, so if you’re wanting a flower fix, this is the place to be! Enjoy the wildlife, birds, geese, ducks and fish, buy some seeds to grow your own roses and enjoy a latte at Truffles Cafe or brunch at Shaughnessy Restaurant.
5251 Oak Street, Vancouver | (604) 257-8335
Queen Elizabeth Park
This rose garden sits atop the highest point in the city and has been inspiring the noses of rose goers since 1967. Ample picnicking areas are scattered throughout, pitch and putt (currently closed) and the waters fountain (currently closed) and Bloedel Conservatory (currently closed) are nearby.
4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver | (604) 873-7000