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.
Get updates about the VanDusen and Bloedel Strategic Plan project
The VanDusen and Bloedel Strategic Plan project has launched
The purpose of the plan is to:
- Develop a compelling future vision for the VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory
- Create supporting governance and financial models
- Renew the partnership between the Park Board and the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association
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Bloedel Conservatory is at the heart of Vancouver and only 15 minutes from Downtown by public transit.
Enjoy all that Bloedel has to offer — exotic birds, tropical ecosystems, exhibits, and exciting events.
Bloedel Conservatory is the ideal location for hosting special events or taking photographs, with beautiful gardens and fabulous views.
After visiting Bloedel, enjoy a meal and superb views of Queen Elizabeth Park at the award-winning Seasons in the Park restaurant.
The acrylic panels of the iconic domed roof at Bloedel Conservatory were replaced to ensure visitors are comfortable and safe.
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