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Bloedel Conservatory

Celebrating 50 years this December

Join the celebration of this tropical paradise that first opened doors on December 6, 1969. Experience the vibrant colours, scents, and sounds of the tropics that have been loved by tourists and Vancouverites for the past 50 years.

Bloedel Conservatory is a domed lush paradise located in Queen Elizabeth Park atop the City of Vancouver’s highest point. More than 120 free-flying exotic birds, 500 exotic plants and flowers thrive within its temperature-controlled environment.

Constructed through a very generous donation from Prentice Bloedel, Bloedel was dedicated at its opening in 1969 “to a better appreciation and understanding of the world of plants."

Designated as a heritage building, it is jointly operated by Vancouver Park Board and the Vancouver Botanical Garden Association. Together, these partners also operate VanDusen Botanical Garden.

View a video of the opening of Bloedel Conservatory in 1969

Festivale Tropicale

Experience 150 free flying exotic birds, magical lights, colourful plant displays, festive music, a scavenger hunt, and much more.

Prices and memberships

Learn more about memberships with VanDusen Botanical Garden Association, and find prices for single visit entries.

Location and hours

Bloedel Conservatory is at the heart of Vancouver and only 15 minutes from Downtown by public transit.

What to see and do

Enjoy all that Bloedel has to offer — exotic birds, tropical ecosystems, exhibits, and exciting events.

Weddings and events

Bloedel Conservatory is the ideal location for hosting special events or taking photographs, with beautiful gardens and fabulous views.

Seasons in the Park restaurant

After visiting Bloedel, enjoy a meal and superb views of Queen Elizabeth Park at the award-winning Seasons in the Park restaurant.

Bloedel Conservatory roof replacement

The acrylic panels of the iconic domed roof at Bloedel Conservatory were replaced to ensure visitors are comfortable and safe.

 

 

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