Under the Domed Sky

Practice macro and nature photography in the shelter of the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park. Even for non-floral lovers, the roof, the architecture and even the view are worth the visit. There are over 100 birds inside, tall trees and lots of colour and texture from the diverse plant materials. 

Vancouver’s Bloedel Conservatory is a year-round indoor tropical garden in Queen Elizabeth Park.

This “park within a park” is an enclosed triodetic dome filled with 500 different exotic plants and flowers, koi fish, and more than 100 free-flying birds. Note, apparently the birds are most active in the morning, which is when we are visiting.

The Conservatory sits beside the beautiful Quarry Gardens and has a panoramic view of the city's skyline and mountain backdrop.

If the inside looks strangely familiar to first time visitors, it is because the garden and surrounding QE park have been used in movies and TV shows such as Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica, Andromeda and many others.

Winter hours of operation are 10 to 5 every day.  We are arriving as early as possible to beat the crowds,