Spring at Queen Elizabeth Park Vancouver

In May 2010, our friends who live in Vancouver took us to this park, the second most visited park in Vancouver.  At 152 m above sea level it is the highest point in Vancouver and has great downtown and north shore views.

View of City from Garden

View of City and north shore from Garden

Photographer in Bronze Q.E. Gardens Vancouver

Photographer in Bronze “Photo Session”

Bronze Statue - Photo Session

Bronze Statue – Photo Session

In 2008 the woman on the left of the statue group (the one whose bottom is not being handled), was stolen.  Police found her in a field at Aldergrove some two months later and she was reinstated.

Quarry Garden from Above

I married together two photos to show the panorama of the quarry garden.

Plaque Quarry Garden

Vancouver Q.E. Quarry Explanatory Plaque.

Conservatory, statue and fountain

On Left Bloedel Conservatory with Henry Moore’s Knife Edge Bronze statue in front; Dancing Fountain on right

If you have some time to spare the Boedel Floral Conservatory, which features indoor tropical plants with over 100 free flying birds, is a great budget option at $6.50 adults, children $3.25, Family $15.00.  If the weather is not good outside it is possible to enjoy an hour or so in the conservatory.

Smelling the perfume of the Rose Garden

The Rose Garden.

There is no way to avoid my smelling every different rose I see, and there were some beautifully fragrant roses in this collection.

Gorgeous Roses

Gorgeous Roses

Family Friendly.  In good weather children love playing in the dancing fountains, and if the City’s notorious rain has settled in they will have fun identifying all the tropical birds in the conservatory.

Restaurant.   SEASONS IN THE PARK  has beautiful city views.

Budget Friendly.  Most parks and gardens are free and this one is no exception.  Even the conservatory is affordable.  We did not enter the conservatory due to limited time. 

Time.  Allow three hours.

How to Get There: 

  • By Bus:  No. 15 Bus from Downtown (check with Translink)
  • By Bicycle:  Midtown Ridgeway Bike Route or Ontario Street Bike Route
  • By Vehicle:  Parking $2/hour with some free on street parks

Nancie at Budget Travelers Sandbox hosts the TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY link up, a great place to see travel photos from around the world.

 

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