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Queen Elizabeth Park Review

At the highest point in the city, showcasing 360-degree views of downtown, this 52-hectare (130-acre) park has lavish sunken gardens (in a former stone quarry), a rose garden, and an abundance of grassy picnicking spots. Other park facilities include 18 tennis courts, pitch and putt (an 18-hole putting green), and a restaurant. On summer evenings there's free outdoor dancing on the Plaza—everything from Scottish country dance to salsa, for all ages and levels. In the Bloedel Conservatory you can see tropical and desert plants and 100 species of free-flying tropical birds in a glass geodesic dome—the perfect place to be on a rainy day. To reach the park by public transportation, take the Canada Line to King Edward station; from there, it's a six-block walk to the edge of the park (and a hike up the hill to appreciate the views). Cambie Bus 15, which runs south along Cambie Street from the Olympic Village SkyTrain station, will drop you a little closer, at the corner of 33rd and Cambie. Park activities make for a great family excursion, and unlike Stanley Park with its acres of rain forest, Queen Elizabeth Park is all about the flowers.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Cambie St. and 33rd Ave., Cambie Corridor, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1Z4 | Map It
  • Phone: 604/257–8584
  • Cost: Conservatory C$5
  • Hours: Park daily year-round; Conservatory May–mid-Sept., weekdays 9–8, weekends 10–9; mid-Sept.–Apr., daily 10–5
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  • Location: West Side and Kitsilano
Updated: 05-04-2012

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