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