Bloedel Conservatory is located in Queen Elizabeth Park
(the highest part of Vancouver), next to Hillcrest Community Centre, off
33rd Avenue, between Cambie Street and Main Street.
The entrance to the Conservatory is right by an observation deck, from
which a fine view of downtown Vancouver with North Shore mountains as a
background can be had.
Inside the Conservatory, which is quite small and likely
to be overcrowded, are numerous exotic plants and several parrots and
other birds, as well as some fish in a stream. It's a pleasant small
dome, which would be especially nice to visit on a cold rainy day.
1. Here is a Google Maps location of Bloedel
2. We are in Vancouver on Main
Street just South of 2nd Avenue, boarding trolley #3.
Translink Trolley Bus #3 Main Street Vancouver BC Canada
3. Inside the trolley.
Inside articulated Translink bus
4. Just so-so.
Just So So Sneakers
5. The driver.
Translink Bus Driver
6. A passenger.
7. Saying good-bye to trolley #3 on Main
Street at 33rd Avenue.
Translink Trolley Bus #3 Leaving 33rd Avenue Stop
8. Now heading West on 33rd Avenue for
33rd Avenue at Main Street Vancouver British Columbia
9. Queen Elizabeth Park starts on the
south side of 33rd Avenue just past Ontario Street. Make a left turn to
reach Bloedel Conservatory within 10 minutes.
Queen Elizabeth Park - Corner of 33rd Avenue and Ontario Street
10. Queen Elizabeth Park after making a
turn off 33rd Avenue West of Ontario Street.
Queen Elizabeth Park
11. Approaching the parking area and the
observation deck by Bloedel Conservatory. Pay parking in effect, if you
Queen Elizabeth Park Vancouver BC Canada
12. Here is Queen Elizabeth Park
Vancouver BC - Queen Elizabeth Park Observation Deck
13. A fine view from the deck.
Vancouver View from Queen Elizabeth Park Observation Deck
14. Good times.
Taking a group photo with a statue in Queen Elizabeth Park
our video of the
views from this location.
15. Bloedel Conservatory is to the left
of the observation deck.
16. It's a fine-looking building.
Bloedel Conservatory Exterior
17. The price of admission.
Bloedel Conservatory Ticket Prices
18. The booth just inside the entrance
collecting the price of admission.
Bloedel Conservatory Admissions Booth
19. The etiquette of the place.
Bloedel Conservatory Rules
20. The visit begins. Takes about five
minutes to walk on a one-way path to get back to the starting point. You
may linger for hours until the closing time, of course.
Bloedel Conservatory Path
21. A neat bamboo bridge.
Bloedel Conservatory Bamboo Bridge
22. Lots of plants.
Bloedel Conservatory Plants
23. Lots of people too. Must be quite
packed on weekends.
Bloedel Conservatory Vancouver BC Canada
24. The roof of the dome.
Bloedel Conservatory Roof
25. The path continues.
26. More plants.
Bloedel Conservatory Plants
27. There are umbrellas here and there.
Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park Vancouver BC