While my favourite green space in Vancouver is Stanley Park, a close second is the VanDusen Botanical Garden. The variety of plants and flowers is enormous and being quite a large attraction to visit you can easily spend half a day browsing the Canadian Heritage Garden (a forest), the maze, the rose garden, the Japanese Maples (which were stunning bright red when we visited), Livingstone Lake, and much more. Rather than just telling you about it, I want to show you the gorgeous gardens in all their autumnal glory with my visual trip through VanDusen Botanical Garden.
If you visit the Botanical Garden make sure to walk to nearby Queen Elizabeth Park too. You can go into the Bloedel Conservatory (an adult ticket is $6.75) or just walk for free around the park. When you go up the hill you are rewarded with stunning views over the city and mountains.