Queen Elizabeth Park is the highest point within the City of Vancouver proper. Its 52 hectares (~130 acres) of park land are covered with flowers, gardens and trees.
Queen Elizabeth Park
At the top of Queen Elizabeth Park is the Bloedel Conservatory, plus exceptional views of the city and North Shore Mountains. The park is free, but you have to pay for the Conservatory which is full of birds and plants and might take you about 20 minutes to get through, depending on how interested you are in tropical plants.
The Park’s Location
Queen Elizabeth Park is located in Vancouver at 33rd Avenue and Cambie Street. It’s bordered by 29th and Midlothian Avenue to the north, 37th Avenue to the south and Ontario Street to the east.
The park is across the street from the Hillcrest Aquatic Centre (at 4575 Clancy Loranger Way) and Nat Bailey Stadium (where the Vancouver Canadians baseball team plays and where the Riley Park Farmers Market takes place). Queen Elizabeth Park is also just a few blocks from the King Edward SkyTrain Station.
About Queen Elizabeth Park
The best times to visit Queen Elizabeth Park are in the spring (for the flowers), the fall (for the autumn leaves), and the summer (when kids like to play in the fountain).
Looking for a great place to get a fancy bite to eat? Then try Seasons in the Park, located right at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park. It’s a highly rated restaurant, and a wonderful place from which to enjoy the views – just be sure to ask the server for a table by the window.
Golf at Queen Elizabeth Park
The park also has a great little pitch and putt golf course. It’s a small 18-hole course with no element more than 330 feet in length (so good for beginners).
Tee times are on a first-come, first-served basis and hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm (weather permitting) from around the third weekend of March until the fall.
Rates for the pitch and putt course as of the spring of 2019 are the following:
- Adults (ages 19 to 64) – $14.25 per game or $77.50 for a monthly pass.
- Seniors (ages 65+) – $10.50 per game or $55.50 for a monthly pass.
- Youth (ages 18 and under) – $10.50 per game or $55.50 for a monthly pass.
Clubs can also be rented at the following rates:
- Putter – $2.00
- Wedge or Iron – $2.00
- Tee – $1.00
- Golf Ball – $2.00
Note: Last rentals are available at 3:00 pm and players are required to have at least two clubs including an iron and a putter.
Check out Queen Elizabeth Park Pitch & Putt for more details.