Signs of Summer at Queen Elizabeth Park

Running through the fountains atop Queen Elizabeth Park. Photo: Dana Lynch

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:

Quarry Garden in bloom at Queen Elizabeth Park. Photo: Dana Lynch

Queen Elizabeth Park. Photo: Dana Lynch

Winding pathways at Queen Elizabeth Park. Photo: Dana Lynch

A few favourite things to do at Queen Elizabeth Park:

*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.

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2 Responses to Signs of Summer at Queen Elizabeth Park

  1. Wasn’t it just perfect at Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday? We must have been there at exactly the same time! I remember the child in the striped shirt running in the fountain. We enjoyed our stroll through the gardens and had fun with the birds in the conservatory!

  2. colleen martin

    Address for Q E Park. I’ll be staying in a hotel on the waterfront, is it within walking distance.