The park, considered the second most important park in Vancouver, is called after the former Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, mother of the current Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, and is located at an area where old quarries used to be.
Except for the huge variety of flowers and the botanical gardens, in the park there is also the impressive Quarry Garden, that the park designers planned between the ruins of the quarry that was here and its cut out cliffs from the past.
In an area in the park called Arboretum there are hundreds of trees exhibited from all around Canada, that were brought from afar and planted here. Near them are playgrounds, many statues, fountains, green lawns and well-maintained gardens. There are also picnic areas and a pretty good restaurant.
The view from the park is not any less impressive. At the Queen Elizabeth Park there is a small hill, about 150 meters tall, and that is the tallest point in the city.
From downtown Vancouver and the English Bay, until the wonderful snow-capped mountains around the city - any direction you will look, there are wonderful views from the park. Locals and tourists come here, to enjoy the peace and quiet, or watch over the city.
There is a painting corner where artists meet and paint together. The park is large, and its size is over 500,000 square meters. This park is also popular as a place to take wedding photos. Many couples even get marries in a small cabin that is meant for wedding ceremonies.
Like in every park in the city, there are various sporting facilities and fields, out in the open air, locals come here regularly to play sports, play golf, tennis and frisbee, or just walk or run and work out.
In the Bloedel Conservatory there are plants from different parts of the world. From jungle greenery to exotic plants. In the greenhouse live many fish and birds, in their natural habitats. There are dozens of types of tropical birds and vibrant fish that will create a unique experience.