For those who crave adventure and want to immerse themselves in nature—explore Vancouver’s coastal forest from whole new heights at the Greenheart TreeWalk.
The hidden gem is nestled amongst the lush greenery in the UBC Botanical Garden. Established in 1916, it’s the oldest botanical garden at a university in Canada.
The Greenheart TreeWalk allows explorers to walk across suspended walkways and tree platforms, giving them a birds-eye view of the magical rainforest.
The 310-metre-long tree canopy walkway is hanging from 100-year-old Douglas firs, cedars and grand firs.
You can explore the area on your own or go on a guided tour. The tour is included in your ticket cost and goes over the diverse ecosystems and tree identification.
At the peak, you will reach a height of 23-metres above the forest floor.
The walkway is unique in that it uses an innovative cable tension system, without the use of nails or bolts. They use a “Tree Hugger” cable system and “Kissing Bar” stabilizing device that doesn’t damage the trees.
UBC Botanical Garden’s Greenheart TreeWalk
Location: UBC Botanical Garden