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The Butchart Gardens—Brentwood Bay (Victoria), British Columbia

This National Historic Site offers unrivaled variety year-round. Their temperate climate and plant variety afford visitors a great experience in any season. Sitting on 55-acres of waterfront property, guests say the boat tour is not to be missed.
—Diana Gerstacker

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Halifax Public Gardens—Halifax, Nova Scotia

Open since 1875, Halifax is a widely celebrated historical treasure that presents visitors with well-manicured gardens featuring eye-catching flowers, charming fountains and picturesque ponds swimming with ducks and swans.
—Katie Rosenbrock

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Jardins De Métis (Reford Gardens)—Grand-Métis, Quebec

The creator of the Redford Gardens, Elsie Redford spent more than 30 years perfecting the landscape. With more than 200 acres, and 3,000 species of native and exotic plants and a rich history, this site is a top destination in Quebec.
—Diana Gerstacker

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Les Jardins De Quatre-Vents—La Malbaie, Quebec

A visit to this Canadian garden will feel like a trip down the rabbit hole with Alice. Its tall hedges and eclectic statues create a fairytale-like feel and the site is home to more than 1,000 plant species. Those who want a peak into Les Jardins De Quatre-Vents will have to plan ahead though, as the garden is only open to the public four days out of the entire year.
—Katie Rosenbrock

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Kingsbrae Garden—St Andrews, New Brunswick

Award-winning Kingsbrae Garden is home to more than 50,000 perennials, an array of wildlife and unique art. If the views of the lake don’t win you over, the sculpture garden and the café are tourist favorites.
—Diana Gerstacker

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Milner Gardens & Woodland—Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Described as “an ancient forest and garden oasis by the Sea,” past visitors declare Milner an exciting attraction for visitors of all ages. In addition to its breathtaking garden displays this British Columbia attraction offers waterfront views, woodland walks and even a picturesque tea room in a house where the Queen once stayed.
—Katie Rosenbrock

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Montreal Botanical Garden—Montreal, Quebec

This expansive garden is the largest of its kind in Montreal at 155 acres. With unique international sections of Chinese and Japanese plants and living plant sculptures, it’s best described as an art museum of plant life.
—Diana Gerstacker


Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens—Niagara Falls, Ontario

Several past visitors describe Niagara Parks as magical and one TripAdvisor reviewer says it’s not to be missed “even if plants aren’t your thing.” Among other features, the site houses a beautiful butterfly conservatory and a world famous rose garden which holds more than 2,400 roses. Another TripAdvisor reviewer says, “It’s a very pleasant way to spend a half day away from the carnival-like atmosphere of the falls.”
—Katie Rosenbrock

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Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton, Ontario

A favorite of locals and tourists, this theme-rich garden is anything but typical. The Insectarium hosts an “Insect tasting” each winter.
—Diana Gerstacker

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Vandusen Botanical Garden—Vancouver, British Columbia

Springtime at Vandusen makes way for a stunning array of Rhododendrons, Japanese Cherries and Pacific Dogwoods; just to name a few of the many bright, bold flowers you might see while strolling through. During summer months you might catch a glimpse of Waterlilies, Fuchsias, Roses and Hypericums. But no matter what time of year you visit (yes, even in the winter and fall) there’s always a chance to view beautiful plants in bloom.
—Katie Rosenbrock

Must-See Canadian Gardens