Vancouver Real Estate Information: Queen Elizabeth
Vancouver's second largest park occupies the highest
point in the city. At the base are a beautiful sunken garden surrounded
by small cliffs and some fantastic plants, and an Oriental-style garden
filled with pools and fountains. The centerpiece of the park is the
hilltop Bloedel Conservatory, where you can peruse flora from three
climate zones and observe 50 species of free-flying tropical birds.
The walk up to the conservatory affords splendid views of the city.
The highlight of the nearby VanDusen Botanical Gardens is the Elizabethan
Hedge Maze. You can also see a fine collection of ornamental plants.
Queen Elizabeth Park is about 5km (3mi) south of Gastown; the VanDusen
Botanical Gardens are a few minutes' walk west of Queen Elizabeth