Queen Elizabeth Park
Author: Julie Thompson | Last Updated: 4 May 2020
Priding itself as Vancouver’s horticultural jewel, Queen Elizabeth Park is a popular tourist attraction drawing more than 6 million visitors a year. This park is spread out across nearly 52 hectares featuring a well-manicured quarry garden, a picturesque rose garden, and an arboretum that is home to about 1,500 native and exotic trees. Conveniently located, it is only a 15-minute ride by public transit or car from Vancouver’s downtown. Queen Elizabeth Park is at the highest point in Vancouver, standing at 152 meters above sea level, making it a great vantage spot to behold at the panoramic views of downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour, plus many other mountains.
The park is also home to the stunning Bloedel Conservatory which features more than 120 free-flying exotic birds, 500 tropical plants and flowers thriving within its temperature-controlled environment. Just outside the conservatory, you’ll spot the Dancing Waters fountain display, along with several sculptures including one by internationally renowned artist Henry Moore. The park is also a popular backdrop for wedding photos.
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