Featured Attraction of the Week: Greenheart Canopy Walkway (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Photo: Greenheart Canopy Walkway at UBC Botanical Garden

Back by popular demand, Inside Vancouver has relaunched the “Featured Attraction of the Week” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction and will be giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible, all you have to do is post a comment.

Climb up and experience Vancouver’s forest with a bird’s eye-view on the Greenheart Canopy Walkway!

Located at the University of British Columbia’s Botanical Garden, the Greenheart Canopy Walkway is a 308-metre (1010 feet) aerial trail system that is more than 15 meters above ground, offering a rare perspective of the natural beauty of the west coast forest canopy ecosystem. It is the only one of its kind in Canada.

The canopy walkway allows access to the upper parts of the forest (the canopy) where visitors are introduced to a world of flora and fauna that thrives in this lofty environment. Guests traverse bridges suspended around 50 feet in trees that are over a century old. This experience is an exciting and adventurous way to interact with nature and the forest.

Guided tours touch on many interesting topics including sustainable eco-tourism, first nations’ uses of local forest materials, and trees of the coastal temperate rainforest, including western red cedar, western hemlock, Douglas fir, grand fir, and red alder. The area is also home to some spectacular wildlife, such as bald eagles, woodpeckers and coyotes. It’s not uncommon for visitors to spot these garden residents while on the canopy walkway.

About the Greenheart Canopy Walkway:
Address: 6804 S.W. Marine Drive Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Hours: Daily 10am-4pm (Closes for winter November 1 – February 28)
Website: www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca
Phone: 604.822.4208

We have Family Admission Tickets for up to 2 adults and 4 children to enjoy the Greenheart Canopy Walkway. All you have to do is post a comment below and we’ll randomly select a winner at noon on Friday, October 5th and notify the winner by email.

Congratulations to Deepjot! Check your inbox for prize details

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92 Responses to Featured Attraction of the Week: Greenheart Canopy Walkway (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

  1. I’ve heard this is pretty incredible – and you could combine a trip for the canopy walk with a visit to the upcoming apple festival!

    • ann m

      So Amazing, would love to see this marvel

  2. Amy

    Have always wanted to visit the botanical gardens, just haven’t made it that far since I moved here a couple years ago!

  3. Candice

    Staycations !! Touring your own city is awesome

  4. nancy

    We have heard great things about it, too!!

  5. France

    This would be perfect to help my fear of heights in a beautiful setting.

  6. Meaghan

    This sounds like a wonderful way to spend an Autumn day! I have been thinking of something to do with my young cousins and this sounds like a lot of fun : )

  7. tatiana

    Wow! does that ever look like fun!

  8. Joseph Patrick

    I’m kind of ashamed to admit that this is the ifrst time I’ve heard of the canopy walk way but now I really want to experience it!

  9. Elaine

    Thank you for the giveaway. Always wanted to try this out!

  10. Taruna Goel

    I would really enjoy the Greenheart Canopy Walkway with my family. Thanks to your blog, I have heard about it for the first time. It looks like a fantastic way to teach my 9 year old to get close to nature.

  11. Alice

    Always wanted to go here!

  12. Erin

    I’ve lived in Vancouver my whole life and never heard of this canopy walkway! It sounds so cool!

  13. Kate

    I am visiting Vancouver for the first time in a couple of weeks. I have been told by 5 people the Greenheart Canopy Walk is a must see for a nature lover like myself. Cannot wait to experience the beautiful west coast forestry first hand :)

  14. Margaret

    Have I been living under a rock? How long has this been here?

  15. I’ve been wanting ti try the Greenheart Canopy walk for a while. Be a great place to take my daughter and mother (avid walker)

  16. Christie M

    Would lov eto try this out!

  17. Lena

    Would love to go with a friend visiting from Japan !

  18. Wendy T

    What a great way to get another perspective on the BC forests.

  19. alyssa

    I’ve never heard of this, but it looks very cool.

  20. Sarah

    WOW looks like an amazing way to see the forest through the trees.

  21. Meghan

    This looks fantastic! I’d love the tix, but I think I’ll be checking this out no matter what! Thanks Inside Vancouver!

  22. nick

    i would totally do this…on the next sunny day that is

  23. WENDY

    I’d love to go with my daughter :)

  24. Belinda

    Wow this really does look magical, something I really hope I get to experience while I am living in Vancouver this year. Such a pretty city with so much to see!

  25. Ave C

    We live here for the last 3 year did not know we have a Greenheart Canopy Walkway!
    It will be fun to go with the family and enjoy a day in the flora and fauna.

  26. mary

    this sounds like so much fun to experience!

  27. Karen Elder

    Pleeeease pick me for some tickets, its my birthday next week and I would LOVE to go there!

  28. Susan

    After having spent time recently in Costa Rica and going on canopy tours there, I would love to see how my own hometown compares!

  29. Lawrence

    First I heard of this – looks like a fun time!

  30. Dave

    How cool is that, and I didn’t even know it was there! Can’t wait to check it out!

  31. Kay

    Would love to check it out!

  32. henry

    let me win!

  33. Pia

    I’d love to win this prize for one of our wonderful volunteers here in Vancouver!

  34. Jessie

    I would love to visit

  35. Xing

    Love to win this!

  36. Maison

    Awesome… I wouldn’t mind checking this out. Will take photos and share if you pick me!!

  37. K

    Looks amazing!

  38. Johnny

    Would love to live like a monkey for a day and check this out. Cool!

  39. Jax

    Sounds like a fun attraction…would love to visit.

  40. Bobby

    Wow I’ve never heard of UBC’s Botanical Garden or the Greenheart Canopy Walkway. Nice find Inside Vancouver! Cool stuff!

  41. Avia

    Looks really pretty. Looking forward to going there before it closes in Nov :-)

  42. Megan Lane

    it would be fun to win this

  43. I visited the Garden last year, and it was lovely. I did not get to go on the canopy walkway, but I’d love to do it if I win!

  44. Lianna

    I want to feel like an Orangutan, high in the trees, swinging slowly amongst the branches and leaves.

  45. Alissa Palmer-Still

    Yes please!!

  46. Eileen johnston

    I”d love to experience the Greeheart Canopy Walkway with my family. I want to view the forest from new heights – especially in the Fall!

  47. Jenny

    Never knew there was such a place. It looks amazing! I would love to go there.

  48. chantelle

    would LOVE to visit here; it seems so beautiful!

  49. Laurie

    It looks awesome. I’d love to see it!

  50. Deepjot

    Wao ! Seems like an escape from everyday life to the pure nature ! Wish I get a chance to visit !

  51. Dan

    I would love to go

  52. Would love a ticket!

  53. Darren

    Where is this place?

  54. Wanda Schack

    Love the picture of Greenheart Canopy Walkway, is that a swinging bridge in the picture?

  55. Michael


  56. Eugene

    I’d love to try something new!

  57. mitchel

    looks fun

  58. Linda

    I’ve been wanting to check this out for a while. Hope I get the chance to soon!

  59. Andrew

    That looks amazing! Would love to go.

  60. Jonathan

    I’ve never been to UBC Botanical Gardens, I’d love to check it out if I were lucky enough to be drawn as a winner! :)

  61. Lori White

    Will be visiting Vancouver BC October 6. Did not know about this beautiful place. Would love to visit part of Vancouver’s nature.

  62. Jennifer Law

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  63. Marie

    I’ve never heard about this! merci!

  64. Irene

    Awesome. I never knew this place existed.

  65. Michelle K

    Always wanted to check it out but haven’t. What a wonderful chance to though.

  66. Linda

    I’ve been below, but not on it yet.

  67. I never knew that this existed, but it sounds so beautiful!

  68. Angela

    Sounds like a good plan for a lovely weather!

  69. Helen Y

    It looks absolutely amazing, would love to go!

  70. Mand

    Always wanted to try this!

  71. Maria C

    We’re coming to Vancouver this weekend and would love to check this out!

  72. luis g

    interesting, i would like to have an tivket for visit this atraction

  73. Gwen

    I didn’t even know this existed. Thanks for posting this info…I know what I’ll be doing on the Thanksgiving weekend :-)

  74. M. Soleil

    Haven’t been here before.

  75. Mischa

    that seems awesome!

  76. Nancy

    I am very interested in the canopy walk!

  77. Hana

    I didn’t even know this existed! Would love to win the tickets!

  78. Kari

    This is around the corner of where I work and would make for an amazing after-work adventure with my family to discover the best parts of working at UBC

  79. Sonya

    Thanks for offering this outing!!

  80. Robert

    Really good place for some quiet time :)

  81. hailey

    Looks like very interesting!!
    Wanna go there:-)

  82. Amy

    I’d love to go visit!

  83. Amy


  84. I cannot believe that I go to UBC yet did not know that this marvelous architecture existed! Cannot wait to tell all my friends about it. Thanks for the intro :)

  85. Janice

    Would love to win this for our trip to Vancouver!

  86. Jason

    Free in Vancouver you must be kidding…

  87. francoise

    would love it! what a great family day that would be – thanks for the opportunity.

  88. Stuart

    Best way to get kids to value forests is to see things from the trees’ perspective. So get them into the canopy early …

  89. Maria

    I would love to see this with my family. I hope the ‘children’ includes teens?

  90. Diana W.

    Sweet! I’m visiting Vancouver for the first time mid October! Looking forward to learning more about whats fun there! :)

  91. I would love to traverse the canopy walkway!