Stop and smell the roses. Sure, a bouquet of twelve flowers will put a smile on your face. But you know what is even better? Seeing thousands of blooms at Vancouver's secret rose garden this summer. The best part? Admission to the 100-year-old garden is totally free!

The Stanley Park Rose Garden is the largest public rose garden in western Canada, and it's more popular than ever. Park Board Chair Camil Dumont said in a statement that "COVID-19 has brought more people out in the garden."

There's something magical about being surrounded by thousands of roses. But even if you've lived in Vancouver all your life, you might not realize that this flower wonderland awaits you.

You can find it at the corner of Pipeline Road and Rose Garden Lane, across the street from the Shakespeare Garden near the entrance to Stanley Park.

Every year, starting in June, this spot explodes with colourful buds. This year you can expect to see up to 3,000.

There are so many eye-catching shades to discover. But some of our favourites are the buds that are a blend of multiple hues as they look like a sunrise.

First created back in 1920, today, there are 60 beds in the garden, with each one having between 30 to 50 floral bushes.

Unlike other blossoms like tulips or peonies, roses last much longer. While the exact date depends on mother nature, they typically bloom until September. 

Which means that you'll have plenty of time to visit, or if you are like us, go multiple times. 

If you are looking for a cute selfie spot, it is hard to beat this place. Just remember not to get too close as the plants do have thorns.

We suggest you grab an iced coffee and head here with your BFF. They are definitely going to want to hear about this spot.


Stanley Park Rose Garden

Price: Free

When: June to September

Address: 610 Pipeline Rd., Vancouver, BC 

Why You Need To Go: There will be up to 3,000 roses to see this summer.

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