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Bloedel Conservatory and North Quarry Garden

Bloedel Floral Conservatory, a huge bubble-shaped geodesic dome, is the second largest domed greenhouse in the world. It sits atop Vancouver’s highest point on Little Mountain, a 150-metre granite outcropping that was originally an industrial rock quarry, and makes up part of the spectacular Queen Elizabeth Park. It was built with the help of a $1,250,000 donation by lumber magnate Prentice Bloedel (link to our page) in 1967.

Plan a visit the conservatory, which houses more than 500 unique plants, as part of your day trip to Queen Elizabeth Park. Enjoy this unique and lush setting, with an emphasis on exotic plants and birds that fly past as you wander its circular, winding paths. The sounds, sights and smells will transport you to another place and the gentle, natural atmosphere will recharge you.

The Conservatory is open daily (except December 25), and the admission fee for 2006 is only CAD$ 4.25 for adults, with significant senior and youth/child discounts.

North of the Conservatory is the North Quarry Garden, opened in 1961 to commemorate the City of Vancouver's 75th anniversary. It's a beautiful garden that specializes in plants that prefer dry conditions and its focus includes oriental horticulture. It is artistically designed, beautifully maintained and is wheel-chair accessible. There is no admission to the North Quarry Garden, as it is an open part of the public Queen Elizabeth Park.

While up at the park, enjoy a few hours at the Queen Elizabeth Pitch and Putt, or plan to watch the sunset while enjoying superb cuisine at the Seasons Hill Top Bistro, the perfect way to end your perfect day.

Location: 33rd Avenue and Cambie Street, Vancouver – Queen Elizabeth Park.

Accessible by public transport, through city tours, and by car – ample parking available. Bloedel Conservatory Phone: +1 604 257 8584

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