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

Updated on October 3, 2017
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I live in Houston, and I have worked as a nurse. My interests include traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, and our wonderful pets.

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.

Vancouver as seen from Queen Elizabeth Park
Vancouver as seen from Queen Elizabeth Park | Source

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 photo
Queen Elizabeth Park photo | Source

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.

Outdoor view of Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park
Outdoor view of Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park | Source

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.

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My niece inside the Bloedel ConservatoryInside the Bloedel ConservatoryMy mother and niece inside the Bloedel Conservatory
My niece inside the Bloedel Conservatory
My niece inside the Bloedel Conservatory | Source
Inside the Bloedel Conservatory
Inside the Bloedel Conservatory | Source
My mother and niece inside the Bloedel Conservatory
My mother and niece inside the Bloedel Conservatory | Source

Bridal Parties Galore!

Bridal parties filled the park on our second 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.

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My niece cooling off outside of the Bloedel ConservatoryMy niece cooling off outside of the Bloedel ConservatoryMy niece
My niece cooling off outside of the Bloedel Conservatory
My niece cooling off outside of the Bloedel Conservatory | Source
My niece cooling off outside of the Bloedel Conservatory
My niece cooling off outside of the Bloedel Conservatory | Source
My niece
My niece | Source

This is the second most visited park in Vancouver. Stanley Park is the most visited 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.

At least 30 bridal parties were there that day in Queen Elizabeth Park.
At least 30 bridal parties were there that day in Queen Elizabeth Park. | Source

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.

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Bridal party in Queen Elizabeth ParkBridal party in Queen Elizabeth Park
Bridal party in Queen Elizabeth Park
Bridal party in Queen Elizabeth Park | Source
Bridal party in Queen Elizabeth Park
Bridal party in Queen Elizabeth Park | Source

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

Take your camera! You will not be disappointed!

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

Well photographed video primarily featuring the cherry trees in bloom

Queen Elizabeth Park & Bloedel Floral Conservatory

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Queen Elizabeth Park in the Fall of the year

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      Peggy Woods 3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Jackie,

      Obviously many brides and grooms choose to get married in this lovely park. Can't blame them! It is beautiful there.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Voted in your poll. This would be a beautiful place to visit...and get married!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Nour,

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

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      Nour 4 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 Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      Pati 4 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 Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Alicia,

      You are fortunate to live so close to be able to enjoy the Queen Elizabeth park and Bloedel Conservatory as often as you wish. We had never seen so many bridal parties in one place! Of course it is no wonder with the beauty of the place. It would make for great wedding photo backdrops. Thanks for your comment, 5 star rating and the share.

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      Don A. Hoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I have never been to that area of Canada but it looks very attractive. Voted up, beautiful, interesting 5 stars and shared.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      We started that vacation trip in Seattle but then spent 5 days in Vancouver and another 3 on Vancouver Island. Great part of both countries...the U.S. and Canada. Thanks for your comment and the share.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a beautiful hub about a beautiful park and conservatory, Peggy. I love the photos and the videos. I enjoy visiting Queen Elizabeth Park, and seeing the brides in their gorgeous white dresses is a summer treat. I gave this hub a 5 star rating and will share it.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Peggy W. What a traveling person you are! You just go everywhere. It's so much fun reading your Hubs that take us to different places. One of my daughters worked at Boeing in Seattle and I visited her and went on to Vancouver. I didn't know about this Queen Elizabeth Park; wish I had known. It is a beautiful place and your photos are great, too.

      Thanks for sharing this with us. I voted this UP, and shared also.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Joseph Hollick,

      You were fortunate to find the Queen Elizabeth Park and Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver uncrowded. It is spacious and can accommodate many visitors. It was rather fun getting to see all the many wedding parties getting their photos taken on the day we happened to visit. Thanks for the comment.

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      Joseph Hollick 6 years ago from Hamilton, ON Canada

      We found Queen Elizabeth Park to be a beautiful park to visit when we were in Vancouver two years ago. We went there later in the day (after seeing Stanley Park) and it actually was not crowded which surprised us as the park offered so many breathtaking views.

      Enjoyed your Hub.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Micky,

      Glad you enjoyed this look at the Queen Elizabeth Park and Bloedel Conservatory as did we when visiting Vancouver in Canada those many years ago. My niece will appreciate that comment. Of course now she is a grown woman with a girl of her own that looks very much like her. Thanks for the comment.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Very BVeautiful and entertaining! You pick out great videos too. That niece is so pretty! God bless Peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello ss sneh,

      So happy to hear that you are enjoying the Queen Elizabeth Park & Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver via this hub. Thanks for the comment.

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      ss sneh 7 years ago from the Incredible India!

      Hi! Fabulous! It's like I am having an online vacation in Canada! -- Thanks

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello again loveroflife,

      Seems as though you are checking out my hubs on Canada. Are you planning a trip to Vancouver or the general area? If so, you will like the Queen Elizabeth Park & Bloedel Conservatory if you have time to do some sightseeing. It is a truly beautiful park. All those bridal photos tell the story!

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      loveroflife 8 years ago

      Queen Elizabeth Park is just one more reason to visit Vancouver.

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a wonderful compliment, Jimmy! Thank YOU!

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      Jimmy Fuentes 8 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga

      Hi Peggy. My mom doesn't fool around too much on the internet but I am going to have to forward your hubs to her or to get her on hubpages and make her a fan of yours. Beautiful pics. Thanks

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Zollstock, Thanks for your additional comments. Am sure artists still love those places. Why wouldn't they? Great subject matter...

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      Zollstock 8 years ago from Germany originally, now loving the Pacific NW

      Thanks for bringing back some vivid memories, Peggy W! I've been to all the places you have described here and wanted to add to your description and images that Vancouver always strikes me as a big place with a small-town atmosphere and wonderful appreciation for subtle beauty. Queen Elizabeth Park and the Conservatory are no exceptions. I wonder if artists still flock to this place the way they did when I visited in 2002?

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi kiran,

      It may be "great" except for misspelling PICTORAL which of course is spelled PICTORIAL. A typo that I missed in rushing because of this 30 hubs in 30 day challenge. Now I am stuck with it because they do not allow editing of the title once published. You can be sure that I will carefully check my titles more closely after this!

      Thanks for the comment.

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      kiran8 8 years ago from Mangalore, India

      Great pics and details :)

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I obviously agree, Pete. Thanks for the comment.

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      Pete Maida 8 years ago

      Very pretty