Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver

4.5
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Garden
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Experience the colors and scents of the tropics year-round at Bloedel Conservatory. Located at the city's highest point, the conservatory contains three habitats: tropical rainforest, subtropical rainforest, and desert. Spot a dwarf macaw or African parrot flying overheard, or one of the other 200-plus exotic birds. Walk around and look at 500 species of plants in their recreated habitats. Visit the healing garden and engage your senses to feel the positive effects on your wellbeing. Plan to visit Bloedel Conservatory during your Vancouver vacation using our convenient Vancouver trip maker app.
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Bloedel Conservatory reviews

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  • I attended Oct 19, 2021 and booked my ticket in advance. It was a rainy day so not busy outside. Inside the dome I spent the allotted hour reading all the materials and signs. Lots of workers busy... 
    I attended Oct 19, 2021 and booked my ticket in advance. It was a rainy day so not busy outside. Inside the dome I spent the allotted hour reading all the materials and signs. Lots of workers busy...  more »
  • Good to have a couple of rainy day options in Vancouver. Well structured and maintained with some birds flying around inside. 
    Good to have a couple of rainy day options in Vancouver. Well structured and maintained with some birds flying around inside.  more »
  • Parrots are restricted to their degraded and unenriched perches. Their flight feathers are cut and they can't access the ground (perches are proofed against ground access). Considering that these... 
    Parrots are restricted to their degraded and unenriched perches. Their flight feathers are cut and they can't access the ground (perches are proofed against ground access). Considering that these...  more »
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  • A delightful space, lush and full of unique birds and plants. Great experience. Reasonable admission fee to get up-close & personal unique birds & foliage. The plants are unique and beautiful. Be gentle to the living things. There is much trust in visitors to not damage the plants or hurt/step on the birds. Birds and plants seemed to share the space in harmony. A checklist of the birds is available, and adds to the fun. Do at least 2 loops around. Washrooms available inside. Spend at least 1 hour here easily, more for those who love birds and plant. Favourite moments: seeing the red cheeked cordon blue finch in its unique colour, and noticing the flowers of a ruby coloured airplant. Binoculars are useful and enhanced my experience!
  • Great place to take the kids. There is a lot for them to see and do. The staff were helpful and friendly and provided us with a handy guide with a checklist of all the important birds we could look for. This would be a great place to visit in the grey of Vancouver's winter to get some much needed colour I n your life.
  • Beautiful place with lots of birdies. I only wish it was bigger for that -1 star. They have a wide variety of birds that need more space to fly around though it was kind of fun how fast they would fly past you. Otherwise very peaceful and clean space with great big plants and flowers, could've stayed here all day.
  • Pretty cool to have a conservatory in the middle of the park. It is paid admission but $7 per person so not much. It is a straight walk way so make sure you dont speed through it. They give you a sheet of paper with pictures of the different birds you will see. Very interesting place and humid (like the tropics), which is awesome. FYI - No pets, outside drink or food allowed.
  • Only place you can experience birds very closely. Bloedel beats any zoo in Vancouver or Seattle by miles with the close range experience you get with wild birds from all around the world. Not big, but it's a gem. Well worth every penny you pay for this place.

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