Kid Approved Vancouver Field Trips: The Bloedel Conservatory0
Sometimes visiting a city can feel really overwhelming, especially if you have kids in tow and it can be even more bonkers if they are under five. Having the inside scoop on where to go and what to see can really make things a lot more enjoyable for everyone. We’ve put together a series of blog posts featuring fun family friendly field trips within Vancouver and first up is a trip to the The Bloedel Conservatory.
One of the things that I’ve always enjoyed doing with my kids is exploring different parts of our city together. It’s amazing how you can live somewhere for so many years and still have never visited something five kilometres away. I know this to be true because over the years we have become quite ‘downtowned’ and venturing over the bridge always feels like quite the event.
On this field trip we left the downtown core, went over the Cambie bridge and headed to Vancouver’s indoor tropical garden at The Bloedel Conservatory. The conservatory is located at the top of Queen Elizabeth park and gets credit for being the highest point in Vancouver. This makes for some amazing views while walking outside the front of the conservatory. It was bit of a drizzly Spring day which made it the perfect escape for us. We arrived early which was smart as it made parking super easy for us. There is a large pay lot just outside the conservatory and ample handicap spots.
The actual conservatory is on the smaller side so taking someone under five is perfect! You can do multiple laps inside and really take in all that they have to offer. There are over one hundred free flying birds to spot and you are provided with a laminated guide so you can learn more about each bird. The chirping birds and humidity almost made it feel like we were back in Hawaii, which was so welcomed.
Whether you are local or coming from afar we would definitely recommend a field trip to Vancouver’s Bloedel Conservatory. Add on a visit to the beautiful Queen Elizabeth park and you’ve got yourself a morning or afternoon adventure with gorgeous scenery.
Stay tuned for our next Vancouver Kid Approved Field Trip!