Queen Elizabeth Park is a 52 hectare (130 acre) public park in Vancouver, Canada.
It is the second most visited park in Vancouver after Stanley Park. It is a 152 metres above sea level, making it the highest point in Vancouver, offering views over Vancouver towards the mountains on the North Shore.
During the early twentieth century the land was quarried for rock to build Vancouver’s first roads. The old quarries were later turned into sunken gardens. The park was dedicated by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) during their visit to Vancouver in 1939.
Within the beautifully maintained gardens there are redwoods, a rose garden, arboretum, and the ‘dancing waters’ fountain, which has 70 jets, which burst around 85,000 litres of recirculated water. The park is also home to the Bloedel Conservatory, a domed conservatory with exotic birds and tropical plants and flowers.
For sports and recreational enthusiasts there is a bank of 17 public tennis courts, three basketball courts, two outdoor roller hockey courts, the Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club, and the Queen Elizabeth Park Pitch & Putt golf course.
The park is located at Cambie Street and West 33rd Avenue. There are also entrances on Ontario Street and West 33rd Avenue, and West 37th Avenue between Columbia and Mackie Streets.