Canada’s Garden Route Map

The COVID-19 pandemic restricted travel opportunities for Canadians and also for visitors from around the globe. Canada’s Garden Route is not a ‘route’ per se, but a comprehensive listing of Canadian gardens and garden experiences that eagerly await visits from their surrounding communities and tourists from afar.

The Year of the Garden 2022 is a time to get out, explore and enjoy Canada’s beautiful gardens and garden experiences. Use Canada’s Garden Route to help you find the perfect destination to provide you with an oasis of green, or an explosion of the senses in which to spend a leisurely few hours and provide inspiration for your garden at home. 

Discover experiences close to home, or as travel destinations on your next Canadian adventure. When you go, please respect posted COVID-19 restrictions. 

Canada’s Garden Route is a comprehensive listing of Canadian gardens and garden experiences including:

Featured Public Gardens and Garden Festivals
  • Among Canada’s top rated attractions.

Parks Canada Gardens
  • Historic and ornamental gardens in many places administered by Parks Canada.

Canada’s Garden Road Trips
  • Garden destinations as well as relevant local attractions, shops and restaurants.

Garden Networks and Trails
  • Local networks of gardens and garden experiences.

Indigenous Gardens
  • Indigenous maintained and operated learning gardens.

Destination Garden Communities
  • Visit-worthy communities celebrating their garden culture and quality of life.

Destination Garden Centres
  • Visit-worthy plant and garden product retailers.

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Larry Hodgson – Canada’s Garden Route Spokesperson

Photo credit: France Bouchard

Author of The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada

“As the confinement lessens and stores and restaurants open, we’re all glad to be getting out of the house and doing something else. Anything else! And why not put visiting a local garden high on your list?” Click here to read the full article.

“This summer, bring the kids to visit one or more of Canada’s public gardens.” For Larry’s suggestions on how to make the most of these visits, click here.

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