UBC Botanical Garden, Vancouver
The University of British Columbia's Botanical Garden is a wonderful place to explore on a Segway. 80 Acres of rare trees and plants, an intricate system of trails, and a tree top walkway for a squirrel's eye view of the forest.
UBC Botanical Garden is a "hidden gem" where visitors can expect a quiet visit away from crowds. A stimulating learning experience rich with interesting plants and an informative guide. The Asian Garden holds rare plants from all over Asia, an elaborate display of alpine plants and flowers covers the entire eastern boundary of the property, overlooking a replica 16th century medicine garden of healing plants.
An old fashioned food garden like Grandma used to keep, and an entire broadleaf Carolinian Forest, a new feature in the Botanical Garden, consisting of twelve individual groves each named for an early North American plant explorer, are always popular with visitors.
Never tried a Segway?....No problem. Our experienced glide masters will have you up and gliding in a matter of minutes. Afterwards, stick around for the many attractions in the area, including the Museum of Anthropology and the award winning Nitobe Japanese Garden. Public transit is available to the Campus of UBC. Note: admission to the gardens is not included with the tour fee since there are several packages available. See details below.
$89 Segway tour only, per person plus tax.
Four 90 minute tours daily. 10 AM, 12 Noon, 2 PM, 4PM. Closed toed shoes required, helmets provided, must be 16 years of age to participate. Tour does not include admission to the gardens about $9 per person since there are so many admission options. Call us for admission package options.
There are two buses that stop near UBC Botanical Garden. The #49 Metrotown/UBC bus stops at the corner of West 16th Avenue and SW Marine Drive. From there it is a 10-minute walk to the Garden. The C20 campus shuttle originates at the main UBC bus loop and stops on Stadium Road, opposite the Garden. For complete bus schedules and routes, please call Translink at 604.953.3333 or visit translink.ca.
Free parking is available in the Garden’s parking lot for the first three hours of your visit. After three hours, you will need to pay via the Honk Mobile app.