Bloedel Conservatory and Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver

Updated on January 8, 2018
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Linda Crampton is a writer and teacher who lives in Greater Vancouver. She enjoys walking and likes to take photographs of her discoveries.

A green-winged macaw at the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver, British Columbia
A green-winged macaw at the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver, British Columbia | Source

The Bloedel Floral Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park

The Bloedel Floral Conservatory is a beautiful botanical garden covered by a plexiglass dome and filled with exotic plants and birds. It's located in Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, British Columbia. The conservatory contains three climate-controlled habitats—a tropical rainforest, a subtropical rainforest, and a desert. It's a wonderful place to explore and to photograph.

The park surrounding the conservatory is also a lovely place for plant lovers. Queen Elizabeth Park is famous for its two attractive gardens created on the site of a former quarry. The conservatory and the park combine to make a must-see attraction for visitors to Vancouver and for residents. Unless otherwise stated, the photos in this article were taken by me during my visits to the area.

The conservatory as viewed from a quarry garden
The conservatory as viewed from a quarry garden | Source

Exploring Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver

A Beautiful Location

Queen Elizabeth Park is located on an elevated area known as Little Mountain and is 128 acres in size. The top of Little Mountain is the highest point in the city of Vancouver. The "mountain" is 498 feet tall and gives park visitors an interesting view of Vancouver, neighbouring communities, and nearby landmarks.

For many people, the highlights of Queen Elizabeth Park are the conservatory and the beautifully landscaped gardens in the former quarry. The gardens are popular sites for weddings. The park also offers an arboretum, a rose garden, sculptures, recreational activities such as lawn bowling and pitch and putt, and a restaurant.

Bloedel Conservatory is located at the top of Little Mountain. Nearby is the Seasons in the Park restaurant, which gives diners a scenic view of the smaller quarry garden as they eat. Once people have finished exploring the conservatory or eating in the restaurant, they can walk a short distance down the slope into the gardens to add to the enjoyment of their visit. The gardens can be seen from the top of the mountain, so people who are unable to walk up and down slopes can still enjoy their visit to the park.

The Bloedel Floral Conservatory
The Bloedel Floral Conservatory | Source
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Photos of Conservatory Plants

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I think that leaves can sometimes be as beautiful as flowers.
I think that leaves can sometimes be as beautiful as flowers.
I think that leaves can sometimes be as beautiful as flowers. | Source

The Floral Conservatory

The idea for Bloedel Conservatory was conceived around the time of Canada's centennial in 1967. The conservatory was opened in 1969. It was named after Prentice Bloedel from the MacMillan Bloedel forestry company. Prentice Bloedel donated 1.4 million dollars towards the construction of the conservatory, the plaza beside the conservatory, and the fountain in the plaza. The rest of the money was provided by the provincial government and the City of Vancouver.

The dome over the conservatory is 140 feet in diameter, 70 feet high, and covers an area of almost a quarter of an acre. It's made from more than 1,400 plexiglass panels in 32 different sizes. The frame of the dome consists of extruded aluminum tubing.

The conservatory contains more than 500 types of plants and more than 100 birds. Most of the birds are free flying. The area is a photographer and nature lover's dream and is packed with interesting sights.

More Plant Photos

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The wide variety of plants that can be seen under the dome is wonderful.
The wide variety of plants that can be seen under the dome is wonderful.
The wide variety of plants that can be seen under the dome is wonderful.

An Attractive and Interesting Plant Collection

Bird Life

A large part of the fun in visiting the Bloedel Conservatory is to bird watch. A visitor can see many kinds of birds almost as soon as they enter the conservatory.

The smaller birds fly freely through the dome and seem very happy. They are also very confident around people. In fact, they are so confident that visitors sometimes have to watch their step as a bird lands on the path in front of them. Feeding stations are set up very close to walkways so that people can watch the birds and take photographs.

The larger birds (parrots and cockatoos) seem to spend much of their time walking and climbing over their perches, although they also get personal attention from staff members. According to the Friends of the Bloedel blog, the big birds were either donated by people who could no longer care for them or came from a sanctuary for abandoned birds. They all have names. Several of them have learned to talk. The birds frequently speak to visitors.

Kramer the Cockatoo

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Kramer is a salmon-crested or Moluccan cockatoo. He often talks to visitors.Kramer is not so happy in this photo.
Kramer is a salmon-crested or Moluccan cockatoo. He often talks to visitors.
Kramer is a salmon-crested or Moluccan cockatoo. He often talks to visitors. | Source
Kramer is not so happy in this photo.
Kramer is not so happy in this photo. | Source

Other Birds in the Conservatory

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Gouldian finchZebra finchCanaryCasey, the Yellow-Crowned AmazonLineolated or Barred ParakeetAnother Lineolated ParakeetRuby, a female Eclectus ParrotKiwi, a male Eclectus ParrotA free flying bird at the Bloedel Conservatory
Gouldian finch
Gouldian finch | Source
Zebra finch
Zebra finch
Canary
Canary
Casey, the Yellow-Crowned Amazon
Casey, the Yellow-Crowned Amazon
Lineolated or Barred Parakeet
Lineolated or Barred Parakeet
Another Lineolated Parakeet
Another Lineolated Parakeet
Ruby, a female Eclectus Parrot
Ruby, a female Eclectus Parrot | Source
Kiwi, a male Eclectus Parrot
Kiwi, a male Eclectus Parrot | Source
A free flying bird at the Bloedel Conservatory
A free flying bird at the Bloedel Conservatory

Dome Problems

In 2009, plant and bird lovers got a scare when it was announced that the Bloedel Conservatory was closing and that the dome would be dismantled. The plexiglass panels making up the dome were forty years old. Cracks were forming in the panels, although the roof wasn't dangerous. The Vancouver Park Board said that they couldn't afford the cost of the necessary repairs or the annual cost of maintaining the conservatory and voted to close it.

An organization called Friends of the Bloedel rose to the challenge of protecting the conservatory. They raised funds to keep it in operation and also proposed that the VanDusen Botanical Garden take over the running of the conservatory. This garden is located not far from Queen Elizabeth Park, as shown in the map above. The park board then reversed their decision to dismantle the building.

A Vancouver Orchid Society Show

Renovation of the Dome

The Bloedel Conservatory was renovated in 2014. The renovation was a major job. The birds and plants inside the dome had to be protected during the project and the conservatory had to remain open to the public. Scaffolding was erected around the outside of the dome. Netting was put in place inside the dome before any panels were replaced. This stopped the birds in the conservatory from escaping and also stopped wild birds from entering. In addition, the netting caught any debris that fell on the dome. The renovation began in January 2014 and finished in August of that year.

Photos of Queen Elizabeth Park

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Lovely photos of the quarry plants can be taken both above a quarry garden and within it.The gardens contain many paths for visitors to follow.A bridge and a pond add interest to a garden.A view of the Coast Mountains from a high point in Queen Elizabeth ParkA closer view of a flower bedThe Seasons in the Park restaurant overlooks the smaller quarry garden.Photo Session is a life-size bronze sculpture of a man photographing three people. Vancouver and a city on the other side of Burrard Inlet are visible in the background.Photo Session was created by J. Seward Johnson, Junior and placed in the park in 1984.The Lions clock in Queen Elizabeth ParkThe fountain on the plaza beside the conservatory changes its appearance at frequent intervals. It's known as the Dancing Fountain.
Lovely photos of the quarry plants can be taken both above a quarry garden and within it.
Lovely photos of the quarry plants can be taken both above a quarry garden and within it. | Source
The gardens contain many paths for visitors to follow.
The gardens contain many paths for visitors to follow.
A bridge and a pond add interest to a garden.
A bridge and a pond add interest to a garden.
A view of the Coast Mountains from a high point in Queen Elizabeth Park
A view of the Coast Mountains from a high point in Queen Elizabeth Park
A closer view of a flower bed
A closer view of a flower bed
The Seasons in the Park restaurant overlooks the smaller quarry garden.
The Seasons in the Park restaurant overlooks the smaller quarry garden.
Photo Session is a life-size bronze sculpture of a man photographing three people. Vancouver and a city on the other side of Burrard Inlet are visible in the background.
Photo Session is a life-size bronze sculpture of a man photographing three people. Vancouver and a city on the other side of Burrard Inlet are visible in the background.
Photo Session was created by J. Seward Johnson, Junior and placed in the park in 1984.
Photo Session was created by J. Seward Johnson, Junior and placed in the park in 1984.
The Lions clock in Queen Elizabeth Park
The Lions clock in Queen Elizabeth Park
The fountain on the plaza beside the conservatory changes its appearance at frequent intervals. It's known as the Dancing Fountain.
The fountain on the plaza beside the conservatory changes its appearance at frequent intervals. It's known as the Dancing Fountain.

Some Attractions in Queen Elizabeth Park

For most people, the quarry gardens are probably the main attraction in Queen Elizabeth Park. The area contains other interesting things to see, however. It's the site of Canada's first civic arboretum, which is found in the north section of the park. The arboretum contains trees from across Canada as well as some from other countries. The lovely rose garden is located in the southwest part of the park.

The park contains public art as well as plants. One of the works of art is Photo Session, a sculpture that shows a man photographing three people. The four individuals in the sculpture are life sized and are made of bronze. The sculpture was created by J. Seward Johnson, Junior. It's been placed at an attractive viewpoint in the park, as shown in the collection of photos above. I often see someone standing by the sculpture as they pose for a real-life photo.

Watching the Dancing Waters fountain (sometimes known as the Dancing fountain) is always enjoyable. The fountain is located on the plaza beside the conservatory and frequently changes in appearance. Jets of water shoot up to different heights in a seemingly random pattern. The jets are controlled by a computer program. 85,000 litres of recirculating water produce the 70 jets.

The conservatory at night
The conservatory at night | Source

Visiting the Park and the Conservatory

The main entrance to Queen Elizabeth Park is on Cambie Street at West 33rd Avenue, but the park can be accessed from other areas as well. Visitors can reach the park by car or by public transit.

TransLink runs the Greater Vancouver public transit system. Their website has a useful trip planner that lets a traveller enter their starting address and their destination and then tells them what bus or SkyTrain to catch. SkyTrain is a light rapid transit system.

Bloedel Conservatory is open every day of the week and operates all year round (except for Christmas Day). The conservatory contains washrooms, which are located in a recessed area behind the plant display. There is a small gift shop at the entrance. It's not necessary to pay an entrance fee in order to visit the gift shop. The building is wheelchair accessible.

The admission prices for Bloedel Conservatory shown below were current as of early 2018. The latest entrance fees can be found at the City of Vancouver website.

Admission Prices for the Bloedel Conservatory

Age of Visitor
Admission Price
Adult
$6.50
Senior (Ages 65 and older)
$4.35
Youth (Ages 13 to 18)
$4.35
Child (Ages 3 to 12)
$3.15
Preschooler (Less than 3 years old)
Free
Various passes and membership plans are available in addition to single admissions.
A close-up view of an orchid at the conservatory
A close-up view of an orchid at the conservatory | Source

Two Beautiful Places to Visit in Vancouver

It's wonderful that both the Bloedel Conservatory and Queen Elizabeth Park will be around for the foreseeable future and that tourists and residents alike can enjoy their beauty. Both sites are enjoyable to visit throughout the year. Most of the flowers in the park are absent in winter, but the evergreen plants are still attractive. In addition, a summer environment can still be found in the dome. A spring to early fall visit to the area will reveal the best of both worlds, with beautiful flowers present in both the conservatory and the park.

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      • AliciaC profile imageAUTHOR

        Linda Crampton 

        3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you, Akriti. I appreciate all your visits very much!

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        Akriti Mattu 

        3 years ago from Shimla, India

        Went through a few of your posts.Looking forward to read more. Every post of yours is so informative :)

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        Linda Crampton 

        3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Hi, Camille. Thank you so much for the donation and for sharing the information. I'm happy to hear the names of the parakeets. I'll be looking out for each of them the next time I visit the conservatory!

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        Camille Bock 

        3 years ago

        The lineolated parakeets are Kali (blue female), Kilo (grey male), Leaf (green yellow female) and Turk (male green). I donated them :) glad to see them so happy!

      • AliciaC profile imageAUTHOR

        Linda Crampton 

        3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you very much for the comment, the vote and the pin, Snakesmum! I love the idea of free flying birds, too.

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        Snakesmum 

        3 years ago

        Love the idea of free flying birds in a conservatory, and the photos are beautiful. Voted up, and shared on Pinterest.

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        Linda Crampton 

        3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Hi, ologsinquito. Yes, I consider the conservatory a must see place to visit! Thank you for the comment.

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        ologsinquito 

        3 years ago from USA

        The birds are truly beautiful. The entire conservatory looks like a must see when you visit Vancouver. It's nice that it's accessible by public transportation.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Hi, MPG Narratives. It was a shock when it was announced that the conservatory would be closing. I'm very happy that it stayed open! Thank you for the comment.

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        Marie Giunta 

        4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

        How could they even think about closing such a beautiful and educational place? If I ever come to Canada it will be on my list of 'must see places'. Thanks for the virtual tour Alicia, the photos are beautiful.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you very much, oliversmum! I appreciate your comment and your vote. I'm glad that I live near the conservatory. It's a beautiful place.

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        oliversmum 

        4 years ago from australia

        AliciaC Hi. What a beautiful part of the world. So much information. The photographs are magnificent. Thank you for the exciting and wonderful walk thru the Conservatory and park. Thumbs up. :) :)

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you very much, VioletteRose! Yes, the Bloedel Conservatory is a very enjoyable place to visit. I love to explore it.

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        VioletteRose 

        4 years ago from Chicago

        Wow Sounds like a wonderful place to explore. Thanks for sharing this :) the images look excellent!

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Hi, Deb. Yes, the conservatory is wonderful. It would be very sad if it disappeared from Vancouver. Thanks for the visit.

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        Deb Hirt 

        4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

        This is a fabulous place, and I am so pleased that people stepped up in order to keep it from closing. I would love to visit here, as you no doubt know.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thanks for the comment, Glimmer! The Bloedel Conservatory is a lovely place. It's very enjoyable to visit.

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        Claudia Mitchell 

        4 years ago

        I love conservatories and this one looks lovely! If I'm ever near there I will definitely take a look.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you very much for such a kind comment, suzettenaples! I appreciate your visit. Conservatories are wonderful places to explore nature. I'd like to visit conservatories in other places and photograph their plants and animals.

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        Suzette Walker 

        4 years ago from Taos, NM

        This is such a beautiful article and your photos are stunning. I love conservatories and nature as well. I'd love to see this and if I am ever in Vancouver, I will certainly check this out. Thanks for the tour and your knowledge of this wonderful place.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you very much for the comment, the vote and the pin, Writer Fox! I appreciate your visit. Vancouver does have a lot of tourist attractions. It's a popular place for visitors, especially in summer.

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        Writer Fox 

        4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

        What a beautiful and inspiring place! I didn't realize that Vancouver had so many tourist attractions. I loved the parrot pictures and pinned. Voted up!

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thanks for the comment, Dianna. I love visiting conservatories and botanical gardens. I'd love to visit Florida, too! I hope this is possible one day.

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        Dianna Mendez 

        4 years ago

        What a beautiful tour of this conservatory. I used to love visiting them when I lived up north. Here, we don't seem to have many but then we have flowers all year round in South Florida. Thank you for the photo tour.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thanks for the comment, vespawoolf. I've never seen the Bloedel birds land on someone's body. They aren't fed by the public, which probably helps. I hope you and your husband enjoy the conservatory if you visit it!

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        vespawoolf 

        4 years ago from Peru, South America

        We live Vancouver but have never visited this conservatory. My husband isn't very fond of birds as they often land on his head in this sort of setting, but he still might be convinced to visit this fascinating and reasonably priced attraction. Thanks for sharing!

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you very much, Vellur. I'm glad the conservatory didn't close down, too! It's a lovely place to visit.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        4 years ago from Dubai

        Great hub. A glad that the conservatory did not close down. The plexiglass dome is awesome! Enjoyed the read.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Yes, the floral conservatory is a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for the comment, Liz!

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        Elizabeth Parker 

        4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

        Thank you for sharing. This looks wonderful!

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank for very much the visit and the comment, Larry.

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        Larry Rankin 

        4 years ago from Oklahoma

        Sounds like something I would really enjoy. Great article.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you very much, Nell! I appreciate your comment. The conservatory and the quarry gardens are gorgeous. They are great places to visit!

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        Nell Rose 

        4 years ago from England

        Wow, I would love to visit! This sounds like my sort of place to explore and relax, how gorgeous! We have something similar called the Eden project over here, but I haven't had the pleasure of going yet, wonderful hub Alicia! nell

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Yes, Bloedel Conservatory is awesome! Thank you for the comment and the vote, Devika.

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        Devika Primić 

        4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        Wonderfully presented. I like the photos and the place sounds are awesome! Voted up.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you very much for the comment about the photos, truthfornow! The conservatory is certainly beautiful. I enjoy seeing the birds there as well as the plants.

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        truthfornow 

        4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

        Looks like a beautiful place. Love that this place has birds as well. Your photos are so great. You did such a good job.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you, Nadine! I enjoy visiting botanical parks and photographing the plants. I'd love to visit different countries and explore their gardens. That would be a wonderful vacation!

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you very much for the comment, Rebecca. I appreciate your visit!

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Hi, Cynthia. Thank you for the visit. Places like the Bloedel Conservatory and the Eden Project are great! They are such interesting places to explore.

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        Nadine May 

        4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

        Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful. I could spent whole full days in a place like that and keep coming back. next week we are going to Kirstenbosh, a botanical park in Cape Town and I will make photos, but its not as incredible like this Conservatory in Vancouver.

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        Rebecca Mealey 

        4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

        Thanks for this great photo journey to Bloedel Conservatory and Queen Elizabeth Park!

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        CMHypno 

        4 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

        This looks like a wonderful place to visit Alicia, as it has two of my favourite things flowers and birds! We have something similar in the UK - the Eden Project down in Cornwall, but they don't have parrots. Vancouver is on my bucket list as I want to go whale watching, so now I can add Bloedel Floral Conservatory to my activities list

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Hi, Flourish. Thank you very much for the comment. I like the fact that the big birds are rescues, too. Hopefully you will be able to meet Art and the other birds one day!

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thanks, Pamela! I appreciate your comment and vote. I hope you make it to Vancouver some day.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        4 years ago from USA

        What a fabulous travel hub with beautiful photos and rich detail. I like that they got their birds from responsible, humane sources. I'd love to visit Art and his friends.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        4 years ago from Sunny Florida

        This is one of the places that I really want to visit. Your pictures are beautiful, as is the building. Vancouver has been one of the top destinations on my bucket list and I hope to make it there. Great hub. Voted up!

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Hi, Bill. Thank you for the comment, the vote and the share. I appreciate your visit. I hope you have time to return to Vancouver one day. There's so much to see in the city, but sometimes not enough time to discover everything! I hope you have a great weekend, too.

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        Bill De Giulio 

        4 years ago from Massachusetts

        Hi Linda, what a great place. Wish I knew about this when we visited years ago. We'll have to return at some point. The birds and floral life are beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us, great job. Voted up, shared, etc.. Have a great weekend.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Hi, John. Thanks for the comment! All the places that you saw are beautiful! I'm glad that you got to visit them. I'd love to visit Australia, but I doubt that I'll ever be able to. I hope you're able to come to Vancouver again.

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        Jonn Ross Christie 

        4 years ago from Australia

        Wow incredible i went to Vancouver with my mum when we went to Canada for my 21st birthday we went to aquarium the buchurt Gardens and Whistler on the train i did not know this was here it is absolutely beautiful thank you sharing i knew i did not give Vancouver much a chance hope to be back one day.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you very much for the comment, word55. I love nature, photography and writing, so this hub was great fun to create!

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        Word 

        4 years ago from Chicago

        Hi Alicia, Ummm, Oh, What beauty it is there with flowers and birds. Thank you so much for sharing.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you very much for the kind comments, erorantes! I appreciate them both. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. I love exploring the conservatory.

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        Ana Maria Orantes 

        4 years ago from Miami Florida

        It is good to keep this flowers growing. The fowers are joy to some of us. Definitely , I will keep this place in my travel plans. Thank you for writing this beautiful hub on The Bloedel_Conservatory_In_Vancuver.

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        Ana Maria Orantes 

        4 years ago from Miami Florida

        Hello miss Linda. Thank you for making this hub. It is beautiful. We have some of this flowers in Central America . I like the pictures. Your hub on The Bloedel_Conservatory_In_Vancuver is a delightful article.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Hi, Faith. Thank you very much for the comment and all the shares! I appreciate the support very much. Vancouver does have some beautiful spots. It's fun to visit and photograph them. I hope your weekend is wonderful!

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        Faith Reaper 

        4 years ago from southern USA

        Such a beautiful hub here with all the gorgeous birds, plants and flowers! Thank you for taking us along. Vancouver certainly has many beautiful and interesting spots to visit. I do hope the renovations go well and all the birds and plants are kept safe. Your photos are spectacular as always.

        Up and more, tweeting, pinning and sharing

        Have a lovely weekend.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you for the visit and the comment, Bill. I hope you have a great weekend, too!

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        Bill Holland 

        4 years ago from Olympia, WA

        The outside of the building is spectacular...and the inside gorgeous. Thank you for the tour my friend and have a great weekend.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thanks for the comment, Jodah. Yes, after forty years it's not surprising that the building needed a renovation! It must be expensive to operate, too. I'm glad that it has been saved.

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        John Hansen 

        4 years ago from Queensland Australia

        What a beautiful hub Alicia. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. Being the age that the dome is and the cost of maintaining it I can understand the decision to close it, but I am glad the friends of Bloedel decided to save it. This conservatory is a wonderful asset to Vancouver.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thank you very much for the comment, the votes and the share, Rachel! I appreciate them all. It would be a great shame if the conservatory closed. It's a beautiful place.

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        Rachael O'Halloran 

        4 years ago from United States

        What a gorgeous place! The admission fees are low in comparison to where I live. The birds are beautiful and this looks like a very fun yet educational outing for a couple or a family. What a shame it would be if this wonderful cultural center had to close. The planned work is sure to generate more visitors and I hope it does.

        Voted up, awesome and shared.

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