Stepping Into the Exotic in Central Vancouver, Canada
Crossing the bridge, you pause to wipe the sweat from your face, and gaze at the colorful birds flitting through lush foliage. Then you spy a pair of green-wing macaws, perched on branches, grooming their colourful feathers. In the distance, you hear the loud raucous call of another tropical bird. While it may seem like you're in a jungle in far-off South America or Southeast Asia, you're actually smack dab in the middle of Vancouver. The Bloedel Conservatory sits atop Queen Elizabeth Park, and is home to several species of exotic birds as well as koi fish and numerous tropical plants. Outside, you can see the mountains of North and West Vancouver. On the slopes below grow the verdant plants that cover the park, making it a popular location for wedding photos. Hungry? Just walk 30 yards to the Seasons in the Park restaurant for food that’s eclipsed only by the view.