Coupons, discount offers, and admission vouchers are valid for regular daytime garden admission, but not for special events including VanDusen Festival of Lights. These include the Tourism Challenge Privilege Pass, Vancouver Inspiration Pass, Leisure Access Pass, and Entertainment Book coupons, Viator vouchers, and VanPass vouchers
VBGA member rates are available online only for those with current memberships
Hard copy tickets are priced at premium gate admission rates and are available for purchase from admissions at VanDusen Botanical Garden during regular day time garden hours. They are valid for any event night
There will be a limited number of tickets available at the gate each night, space permitting
What else brings on more holiday cheer than a ride on a carousel amidst a beautifully lit setting. From grandkids to grandparents, it’s family fun for everyone.
All tickets include a free ride on the carousel.
Suitable for ages 2+ and children 36” and taller. Parents are not permitted to hold babies on the carousel. Operator guidelines apply.
Be mesmerized by lights dancing to music on Livingstone Lake, once every 20 minutes.
Families, kids, and couples alike can take photos with Santa in the Visitor Centre halls until December 24. This is now a free experience included with entry.
Santa will be on-site from 4:30pm to 6pm and 7pm to 8:30pm every night. This area is licensed. Choirs, singers, and bands will be performing on select nights. Check back for the full entertainment schedule.
Nestle under the new heated tent with fire pits located in the heart of the garden.
Make-A-Wish® Canada – Candle Grotto
Make a donation to charity partner, Make-A-Wish Canada, and make a wish while you light a candle to fill this picturesque grotto.
Let your kids have some fun making music with recycled instruments.
Play the piano and sing along to holiday tunes in the garden.
Selfie spots and photo ops
Look out for frames, sets, and other selfie spots throughout the show and make sure to share with #VanDusenFOL
Food and Beverages
The entire event area is not licenced, but speciality beverages will be available to visitors 19 years and over at Shaughnessy Win Bar, Truffles Café, and Santa’s Lodge. Vendors include: