Summer is coming! If the approaching long May weekend isn’t enough to convince you, then how about these pictures from Queen Elizabeth Park—You know summer is coming when the weather is warm enough for kids to run through Queen E’s dancing fountains!*
My family and I headed to Queen Elizabeth Park for part of Mother’s Day yesterday, and the scene there was just idyllic! Barefoot babies in the fountain, flowers in bloom throughout the free quarry gardens, clear skies making it easy to see all of downtown Vancouver from atop the park (the highest point in the city)—It was one of those days that made me feel lucky to live in Vancouver, one of the most gorgeous cities on earth!
Check out the photos for a peak at early summer at Queen Elizabeth Park:
A few favourite things to do at Queen Elizabeth Park:
- Stroll through the Quarry Gardens – now in full bloom!
- Grab a bite or a glass of wine at Seasons in the Park Restaurant – one of the Top Vancouver Restaurants with a View
- Visit the tropics—and the birds—at the Bloedel Conservatory
- Play a quick round of golf at the Queen Elizabeth Pitch & Putt
*Disclaimer: I don’t know if you’re “officially” allowed to run around in the Queen Elizabeth Park fountains. I’ve put in a call to the Vancouver Park Board and am awaiting clarification of the official policy. UPDATE: A spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Park says NOT to get in the fountain, for safety reasons.