View from Queen Elizabeth Park

Hillcrest to Queen Elizabeth Park

Take a walk around Hillcrest Centre, one of our Olympic venues as well as Queen Elizabeth Park, the highest point in the city. Paths through wooded areas, beautifully maintained gardens, Indigenous public art pieces and scenic views of downtown and the Two Sisters in the North Shore Mountains are only some of the visually spectacular sights to see along this route.

Route statistics

Distance 2.98 km
Steps 3010
Elevation change 51 m

Route description

The Hillcrest to Queen Elizabeth Park route was created to highlight one of our 2010 Winter Olympic venues as well as the greater community around it. This route will take you to the highest point in the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. From here you can see some of the most spectacular views of the city, including the Two Sisters in the North Shore Mountains. Take a walk through the Riley Park neighbourhood and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of a residential area just minutes from the city centre. Your walk begins at the entrance to Hillcrest Centre, which features two pieces of Indigenous public art.



This route is made up of city sidewalks, paved and paved dirt paths. On the northside of Midlothian Ave at Clancy Loranger Way there are steps and a path available on a large incline for those wanting a quicker route into the park. Those who want a more gradual incline will want to follow to displayed route.

Points of interest

Grand Entry

Quarry and Rose gardens

Love locks sculpture

Bloedel Conservatory

Dancing Waters fountain

Knife Edge - Two Piece

Riley Park


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