Queen Elizabeth Park
The city's highest point – it's 167m above sea level and has panoramic views of the mountain-framed downtown skyscrapers – this...
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Landmark Hot Pot House
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Queen Elizabeth Park, 4600 Cambie St · interesting places nearby
Bloedel Conservatory information
Cresting the hill in Queen Elizabeth Park, this balmy, triodetic domed conservatory is an ideal rainy day warm-up spot as well as Vancouver's best-value attraction. For little more than the price of a latte, you'll find tropical trees and plants bristling with hundreds of free-flying, bright-plumaged birds. Look for the resident parrots but also keep your eyes peeled for rainbow-hued Gouldian finches, shimmering African superb starlings and maybe even a sparkling Lady Amherst pheasant, snaking through the undergrowth. The attendants might even let you feed the smaller birds from a bowl.
Pick-up a free bird watcher's checklist from the front desk and record how many you see.