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Bloedel Floral Conservatory

Cambie St. at West 33rd Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V5X 1C5, Canada
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Ranked #22 of 184 attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: Unique and unusual domed structure containing a wide variety of flora and fauna.
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This garden is essentially enclosed in a domed glasshouse which houses many exotic flora and fauna. Rare birds and parrots fly freely around and it is wonderful to see them so closely. There is also a nice gift shop. Outside is a lovely fountain and many high vantage points for good photos. Well worth a visit,

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Morgan Hill, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The conservatory was small and doesn't take much time to walk around. The birds are cute very colorful and there are much prettier plants in the garden... Don't forget to use your AAA card for a discounted entry into the Conservatory. If this was a helpful review please let me know!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My family and I came across the Bloedel Conservatory while exploring Queen Elizabeth Park and had to have a wander around. I thought it was very unique and quite incredible. It was a rainforest inside of a building. There was a waterfall, a small bridge, colourful birds, exotic plants and flowers etc. The only thing I didnt like was the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

All the fauna and flora are labelled, exotic birds, parrots and flowers everywhere. My students love to see them all so close by. Really warm inside, nice treat in the middle of winter.

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Halifax, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ended up at the Bloedel as a result of the botanical gardens being closed for a private event. As often happens with unexpected changes to travel plans, it turned into a great afternoon and evening. Inside the conservatory is a jungle with hundreds of plants to identify, and even better, hundreds of birds flying free. You can take a... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My wife and I went to the Conservatory on a rainy day, and discovered it was the best place to spend a dreary, drizzly day. The Conservatory is beautifully laid out, and we had a marvelous time admiring the vast varieties of flora and fauna. I can safely say we were both enchanted by the exotic, brightly colored birds. My... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

To think the plans were to shut this venue down at one point. Glad they did not. Great place to visit on a dull rainy Vancouver day. Helps take one to a more tropical place. Spend a hour and look at all the floral and fawna it is well done. There are also many birds and fish here to view.... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had the place to myself when jetlagged at 9am on a rainy Tuesday. Staring at brightly coloured birds was about all I was good for but luckily Bloedel is good for it. There were some repairs going on when I arrived but staff were very good at telling me how long it would go on for and checking that I... More

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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363 reviews 363 reviews
79 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This small piece of paradise in Vancouver offers wonderful photo opportunities. Birds of different sizes are here to behold. They are all very tame and you can watch them bathing from a short distance. I particularly engaged with Casey, the green Amazon parrot and got him to say "hello" and "what are you doing?".

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I've visited this extraordinary place countless times since my childhood, and I've never been disappointed.

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