Go for a walk in the Garden and discover the rich biodiversity that thrives here.
5941 Mason Road, Sechelt
BC, Canada V7Z 0N4
Friday – Tuesday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
By Donation (suggested amount $5)
Members are free
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Service dogs are always welcome, but to protect the biodiversity, our plant collections, and the safety of our guests, we do not allow pets into the Garden. We love dogs and invite you to bring yours to visit on designated ‘Dog Days’. Follow us on social media for more details on ‘Dog Days’ and other events.
Cyclists, we encourage you to bike to the Garden but ask that you dismount upon arrival. Please stop inside the Pavilion to inquire about where to leave your bicycles while you enjoy the Garden.
We have plenty of parking available, including two designated parking spaces for wheelchair access.
We also have two level-2 charging stations for electric vehicles.
The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden
is grateful to work on the swiya, the home territory, of the shíshálh People.
The Garden acknowledges its responsibilities as an occupant of this land in the swiya of the shíshálh people.
We pledge to treat this land with respect and welcome all to share in our journey of learning and knowledge sharing.
We encourage all to take the time to learn from the Elders and Knowledge Holders about the significance of this place: the history, the people and their ceremonies and traditions that are still celebrated today.
- Explore an extensive network of paths.
- Visit the four Native Plant Garden habitats and Emily Lasuta Learning Centre.
- Experience spring colour on the Alleyne and Barbara Cook Rhododendron Walk.
- Breathe deeply on the Welch Family Viewing Platform.
- Look for amphibian eggs in the ponds (usually visible from early March depending on weather)
- Visit our Seniors Accessibility Garden and Vegetable Garden.
- Bring your camera, birding binoculars, sketchbook.
- Pack a picnic and spend the day
- Find a bench with a view and simply relax.
We love “forest bathing” in the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden. Walking among the trees and plants, breathing in the trees’ healing aerosols, listening to birdsong and seeing wildlife —it’s so renewing to one’s well-being!
The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden is an inspiring place to visit and to bring family and friends. Together with my late husband Ralph, we would always say, “Let’s go and see what we can discover!”
The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden was created with the belief that plants should be accessible for everyone to discover and enjoy. We are committed to using Universal Design Principles to the best of our abilities to ensure this property is welcoming to all visitors.
The Garden is situated in West Sechelt on upper Mason Road, accessed directly from the Sunshine Coast Highway (101) by way of Mason Road, or Norwest Bay Road. A large, bold green sign indicates the entryway from Mason Road.
Once you enter through the front gates, an inviting driveway leads to a spacious and well-lit parking lot of compact crusher dust. Two dedicated accessible parking spots are provided on a reserved, concrete platform directly beside a wide, flat brick pathway leading to the Pavilion and into the garden collections.
The pathway leading to the Pavilion terrace is spacious, obstruction-free, and laid with compact crusher dust.
The front terrace is level with the pathway and is constructed of paver bricks. Access into the Pavilion is through double doors by way of a low-grade ramp, providing easy access for guests who use mobility aids and strollers. Four sets of double doors located inside our Hall open up to our terrace patio with low-grade ramps.
For those requiring assistance around the Garden, we do offer Golf Cart Garden tours. Bookings must be made in advance through the Office and donations are appreciated.
We offer guided tours of the Garden’s collections, by donation. This invitation is extended to Garden Clubs, Social Clubs, plant enthusiasts and the curious to have one of our Garden team provide insights on each collection and the botanicals within them.
Contact us to arrange a date and time: 604-740-3969 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org