Bloedel Conservatory Garden Road Trip
Category: Canada's Garden Road Trips
Location: Queen Elizabeth Park Plaza, 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M4, Canada

Experience Bloedel Conservatory, a fun, family-friendly indoor attraction atop Queen Elizabeth Park! Spot over 120 exotic birds, and 500 tropical plants and flowers thriving within a temperature-controlled environment. Interact with large perch birds, discover tropical plants, like the pitcher plant and strangler fig, or pick up a bird guide and try to spot a variety of birds at Bloedel. Bloedel has something for everyone of all ages to enjoy!

Bloedel Conservatory reopened on July 13, 2020 under new operation procedures to best ensure public safety. Tickets are only available online for designated 45-minute time slots on the website to best monitor capacity and provide a contactless experience for visitors.

Seasons in the Park is a gorgeous restaurant located just across from the Conservatory. Whether you are seated on their patio or indoors, the panoramic views of the city are stunning.

Explore Vancouver

After your visit to Bloedel Conservatory, explore the rest of Queen Elizabeth Park, where Bloedel is located, with its ponds and pathways. The park is only a few blocks from Main Street—Vancouver’s answer to Brooklyn. Explore independent boutiques, coffee roasters and donuteries. There is also a mind-boggling number of local breweries and restaurants.

If you’re looking for a place to stay, check out the Westin Bayshore Vancouver, which is located next to Vancouver’s Seawall, with easy access to Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre haven recognized as one of the greatest urban parks in the world. Stanley Park Pavilion, nestled next to the rose garden, is a relaxed restaurant with an excellent patio under the trees. Lift is a sleek eatery offering upscale Pacific Northwest fare plus views of Stanley Park.

The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel is another accommodation option, with its own herb garden and bee sanctuary. The bees here and at the Vancouver Convention Centre (their six-acre living roof may also be worth checking out) pollinate the downtown core.

Granville Island Hotel is a boutique hotel with lovely views overlooking False Creek. Visit Eklectic Finds Home & Garden, grab a delicious meal at Granville Island Market or on the Bridges patio, and catch an Aquabus or False Creek Ferry up and down False creek to see the many urban parks nestled along the shore. Hop off at Vanier Park to take in the sunset over English Bay.

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