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Springtime at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver

Springtime at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver is what I needed on a sunny day yesterday. The last time I checked my weather forecast app was Tuesday and it showed a rainy on Friday so I didn’t really bother to check it again. But when I woke up at almost noon, I was surprised at the azure sky outside my window. I hastily took a shower and off I went to the park which is around 45 minutes ride from where I am.

It’s my first time to be here and I’m not disappointed. It’s a huge park – so there’s always a space for everyone. You can sit and lay down wherever you want, except on flower beds. 😉

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Cherry Blossom Festival Vancouver – Park Queen Elizabeth.

The Vancouver Skyline

The topmost part of the Queen Elizabeth Park is the highest point in Vancouver. That’s why the panoramic view of the city from here is something that would charm your naked eyes. 😉

Springtime at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver Canada Travel Blog
Springtime at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.
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Springtime at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.

The Cherry Blossoms

It seems to me now that every park in Vancouver has cherry blossom trees. Though I was hoping they’re landscaped like a tunnel for a picture perfect vista, the ones at this park still can still get you the perfect photos you want.

Cherry Blossoms at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver Travel Blog
The cherry blossoms at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver.
Vancouver cherry blossoms at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver
The cherry blossoms at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver.

You can even climb the trees – at your own risk. Believe me, it was not easy. 😀

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The cherry blossoms at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver.

Or you can pose until you get tired. 😀

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Cherry Blossom Festival Vancouver – Park Queen Elizabeth.

I was lucky that a couple had their pre-wedding photography here. I asked if I could borrow their Japanese umbrella! 😀

Canada Cherry Blossom Festival Vancouver - Q. Elizabeth Park.
Cherry Blossom Festival Vancouver – Park Queen Elizabeth

The Love in the Rain Sculpture

Parks are for lovers, they say. And this “Love in the Rain” sculpture by Bruce Voyce is the proof. It’s a love lock statue so don’t forget to bring your padlocks when visiting here. You can throw the keys on a designated bin solely for them.

Love in the Rain Sculpture at Q. Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.
Love in the Rain Sculpture at Q. Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.

Get Inside the Tropical Paradise – Bloedel Conservatory

Experience the tropical paradise all-year round inside Bloedel Conservatory. It has around 500 exotic plants from around the world and they thrive even in wintertime. You’ll also enjoy scores of colourful bird species that fly free in this domed structure.

Bloedel Conservatory at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver.
Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.

The Gushing Fountain

There are benches surrounding this fountain and it’s a great idea to sit for a while and soothe all your senses.

Fountain Bloedel Conservatory at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver Travel Blog
Bloedel Conservatory at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver.

The Red Clock

Got lost? Tell your friend to meet you at the red clock. 😉

Red Clock at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver Travel Blog
Red Clock at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver.

And of course, the well-kept Gardens

And they have bridges, too, that connect from one garden to another. When you see the flowers in bloom, you can definitely convince yourself that winter isn’t coming back. 😉

The Gardens at Park Queen Elizabeth (Vancouver).
The Gardens at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver.
The Gardens at Park Queen Elizabeth (Vancouver).
The Gardens at at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver.
The Gardens at Park Queen Elizabeth (Vancouver).
The Gardens at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver.
The Gardens at Park Queen Elizabeth (Vancouver).
Gardens at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver.
The Gardens at Park Queen Elizabeth (Vancouver).
The Gardens at Park Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver.

Where to Stay in Vancouver

For budget travelers, the HI Vancouver Central, and the Same Sun Hostel are good ones to stay for their downtown location. But of course, if you can afford for a medium-priced or luxury accommodation, then, book it because you deserve it!

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