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. 😉
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. 😉
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.
You can even climb the trees – at your own risk. Believe me, it was not easy. 😀
Or you can pose until you get tired. 😀
I was lucky that a couple had their pre-wedding photography here. I asked if I could borrow their😀
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.
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.
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.
The Red Clock
Got lost? Tell your friend to meet you at the red clock. 😉
And of course, the well-kept G
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. 😉
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!