Winter wonderland opens today at Bloedel Conservatory

December 14 2018

“Holiday Heights at Bloedel offers a fun and affordable family-friendly holiday event inside the warm and tropic dome at the peak of Queen Elizabeth Park,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon.

Holiday Heights

Parrots Kramer, Casey and the gang are getting into the holiday spirit … just in time for the opening of Holiday Heights at Bloedel!

These exotic birds call Bloedel Conservatory home and will add colour to Holiday Heights, which opens today and runs until January 6 (closed December 25).

“Holiday Heights at Bloedel offers a fun and affordable family-friendly holiday event inside the warm and tropic dome at the peak of Queen Elizabeth Park,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon.

Holiday features

Visitors will experience unique holiday themed plant displays, lights, music, photo opps, a scavenger hunt with prizes, 17’ LED fir trees by MK Illumination, the same agency behind Luna the Lumiere Whale at Morton Park in the West End, and gold feather ornaments suspended from the dome.

The indoor paradise has 120 free-flying exotic birds and 500 species of tropical plants. Keanu and Kaylee are the newest residents. The Australian king parrots were recently donated by the Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary and are adapting well to their lush new home. Endemic to Eastern Australia and rarely seen in captivity, these large colorful parrots can reach up to 45 cm in length.

Regular conservatory admission rates apply. All VanDusen Festival of Lights visitors receive a free ticket to Holiday Heights.

Bloedel is jointly operated by the Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association. Together, these partners also operate VanDusen Botanical Garden.

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