Queen Elizabeth Park & Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver, Canada - Fabulous Photo Wedding Site

Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, Canada

Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, Canada
Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, Canada | Source

Picturesque Queen Elizabeth Park


The fabulous Queen Elizabeth Park and Bloedel Conservatory were first introduced to us on a city tour that we took while in Vancouver, Canada. We were to go back there another day to spend more time. These photos are a two day compilation of our visit meandering the beautifully landscaped grounds.

Our vacation trip in 1989 had started in Seattle, Washington.

My mother, niece and I had spent one day away from Seattle sightseeing in the Bavarian-styled village of Leavenworth. After leaving Seattle and having spent 2 nights at the Inn at Semiahmoo and touring the San Juan Islands, we now were going to spend a glorious five days in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver

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Vancouver as seen from Queen Elizabeth Park Inside the Bloedel ConservatoryMany birds fly freely inside the conservatory My niece and a parrot Koi fishMy mother and niece inside the conservatory Fountain providing water for the birdsColorful plants Back outside the conservatory Queen Elizabeth Park photo
Vancouver as seen from Queen Elizabeth Park
Vancouver as seen from Queen Elizabeth Park | Source
Inside the Bloedel Conservatory
Inside the Bloedel Conservatory | Source
Many birds fly freely inside the conservatory
Many birds fly freely inside the conservatory | Source
My niece and a parrot
My niece and a parrot | Source
Koi fish
Koi fish | Source
My mother and niece inside the conservatory
My mother and niece inside the conservatory | Source
Fountain providing water for the birds
Fountain providing water for the birds | Source
Colorful plants
Colorful plants | Source
Back outside the conservatory
Back outside the conservatory | Source
Queen Elizabeth Park photo
Queen Elizabeth Park photo | Source

Charlie the Cockatoo at Bloedel Conservatory

Queen Elizabeth Park and the Bloedel Floral Conservatory


Queen Elizabeth Park and the Bloedel Floral Conservatory is located at 33rd Avenue & Cambie Street.

The park consists of 130 acres (52.78 hectares) and sits at the highest elevation point in all of Vancouver, 501 feet above sea level. From that perspective one has panoramic views of the entire city of Vancouver with a backdrop of mountains.

What was developed into this beautiful park started out as a basalt quarry.

After a visit from King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939, the park was renamed in honor of the queen in 1940.

Many activities can be enjoyed in the park including such things as picnics, lawn bowling, tennis, tai chi, wading in the water park surrounding the domed conservatory, disc golf, etc.

Bloedel Conservatory

The Bloedel Conservatory consists of a lush tropical environment which includes over 100 free flying birds, Koi fish, hundreds of species of tropical plants and in addition, it also has a desert climate with plants that would be appropriate to that clime.

After the stop at Queen Elizabeth Park & Bloedel Conservatory on the introductory tour we took to acquaint ourselves with Vancouver, my mother, niece and I decided that this was one place that we wanted to come back and spend more time enjoying at a more leisurely pace.

Bloedel Conservatory and Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver

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Great place for bridal photos! Just one of the many wedding parties we saw that day Bridal party Outdoor view of Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park My nieceCooling off in the water...
Great place for bridal photos!
Great place for bridal photos! | Source
Just one of the many wedding parties we saw that day
Just one of the many wedding parties we saw that day | Source
Bridal party
Bridal party | Source
Outdoor view of Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park
Outdoor view of Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park | Source
My niece
My niece | Source
Cooling off in the water...
Cooling off in the water... | Source

Posing in Queen Elizabeth Park

My niece
My niece | Source

Bridal Parties Galore!

Bridal parties filled the park on our 2nd visit.


The photos that accompany this text were taken on our second day visiting Queen Elizabeth Park and Bloedel Conservatory.


Having been inside the conservatory the first day, we spent more time walking around and sightseeing on the extensive scenic grounds of the park.


This is the second most visited park in Vancouver, Stanley Park being the first, but this Queen Elizabeth Park must be the prime spot of all for bridal pictures.


We counted at least 30 bridal parties and photographers taking photos that day!


It was fun looking at all the brides in their white dresses and colorful accompanying bridesmaid dresses adorning the scenic backdrops in the park.


It must have been quite a contest to pick out the favorite spots for capturing the photos on that day for the photographers of the brides and grooms.


Obviously the locations in the park for the best photos would have been scouted out in advance. If the same spot was chosen by more than one bride, the parties would just have had to take turns waiting for that location to open up and be available.


From what we saw, the numerous smiling faces of the many wedding parties seemed to be sharing the park amicably.


It was a happy day being recorded for those families, and it was a most pleasant interlude for us on this day in the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park as well.


Anyone visiting Vancouver should definitely make it a point to visit Queen Elizabeth Park & Bloedel Conservatory.


Take your camera! You will not be disappointed!

Bridal parties in Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

At least 30 bridal parties were there that day!
At least 30 bridal parties were there that day! | Source
Beautiful views everywhere to be enjoyed
Beautiful views everywhere to be enjoyed | Source

Well photographed video primarily featuring the cherry trees in bloom

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Peggy W 18 months ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Nour,

Since you have been to Vancouver many times, perhaps next time you will make time to see this fabulous Queen Elizabeth Park.


Nour 3 years ago

Oh, Sherry I love all these places you find. I've been to Vancouver many times on my vitiss to the Pacific Northwest, but never heard or gone to this place. Looks like I'm missing out. I love the greenery, especially in your photos. I'll for sure make a stop here the next time I'm up there, which will be really soon. I can't believe I missed this place, even if only just to see those duckies


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Pati,

It can be a bit warmer inside the conservatory but it is well worth it to see it at least once. That Queen Elizabeth Park is amazing!


Pati 3 years ago

To be honest, I never rllaey paid to go in the conservatory. I walk in there to go to the gift shop and hear how loud it is from the entrance, that I'm usually dissuaded. Plus, it can get very hot in there and I dislike the humidity. Although, to be fair, I have heard great things about the conservatory from others who did go inside. It might be worth a look. In fact, I'm going to make an effort to go in the next time I'm up here.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Don,

The western part of Canada around Vancouver is just gorgeous! If you ever get a chance to visit it, I would heartily recommend it. Thanks for your comment, votes, star rating and the sharing of this Queen Elizabeth Park hub. Appreciate it!


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