Welcome to Queen Elizabeth Park!♥
Location: 4600 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M9, Canada
Website: Queen Elizabeth Park
Hours of operation:
Summer – May to August; 10:00am to 8:00pm Mon-Sun
Winter – September to April; 10:00am to 5:00pm Mon-Sun
Entrance Fee: None
I like waking around to visit parks during my free time. It’s a nice way to kill time and I find it very relaxing, nature always gives that calming and relaxing effect on me. I am lucky enough to be living in Canada, British Columbia (BC) to be specific. Vancouver is not as big as provinces like Toronto or Calgary, but maybe it is a good thing for various reasons especially for someone like me who uses public transportation 7 days a week.
Places in Vancouver are very accessible, and quite a lot a tourist attractions are walkable if you don’t mind walking around. This is one big factor why I chose to stay in BC rather than choosing other province where standard of living is not as high as Vancouver. I love walking and running in my spare time and the environment Vancouver offers perfectly suit the life style that I like.
Few weeks ago, I visited Vandusen Garden. This week, I decided it’s time for me to go back to another one of my favorite park Queen Elizabeth park. The park is 130 acres big, and is accessible by public transit, biking or driving. There is no entrance fee for the park itself, unless you want to go inside the Bloedel Conservatory. It’s a huge place but 1/2 should be enough to visit this place. Let’s go around and see what they have inside.
It is difficult not to see this dome like structure inside this park. It a temperature controlled environment that houses free-flying exotic birds, exotic plants and flowers. It doesn’t matter if its winter, it still feels like summer when you are inside, as it is quite warm and humid. There is a minimum entrance fee but if you are in the place anyway, why not go inside and experience this mini tropical place.
I go to Queen Elizabeth Park mainly because of the huge and beautifully landscaped garden. I like walking around just enjoying the nature, and large green space. I could get very busy during summer, but since it is big, you don’t get bumping to people while you are walking around. This lower garden is the view that you will see from that mini wood bridge.
Somewhere in the lower garden area is a small water falls hiding at the back of the trees. This is right under the wood bridge where you get the best view of the lower garden.
This is a short and small wooden bridge that over look the lower garden. At the back side of the bridge is a small man made pond. The water flows down creating a small falls at the lower garden.
The park also have quarry area where you can sit and relax while watching ducks swimming. There is also a huge open ground around this area where you can have a picnic or just sit down and relax.
Patio area of Seasons in the Park
The park also have a restaurant The Seasons in the Park, where you can enjoy a meal after your walk in the park. They have a nice patio area with amazing view of the garden.
Small Garden view from Seasons in the Park Restaurant
This area the the view that you will see when you are dining in the Seasons in the Park restaurant. It is a smaller garden but beautifully and creatively landscaped.
If you are in Vancouver and looking for a place to visit, checkout Queen Elizabeth Park. Till our next adventure! Enjoy and safe travels. ~ SweetNSpicy ♥
Looking for additional item to add in your itinerary? Check my Vandusen Garden post.