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The Queen Elizabeth Park

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The Queen Elizabeth Park is a public Park with an area of 52 hectares (130 acres) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Park is situated on the slopes of the so-called "Small mountain" (the highest point of the city, about 152 m above sea level) just a 15-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. This is one of the most beautiful parks of Vancouver, where you can not only enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Park, which can rightly be considered a model of landscape art, but with fantastic panoramic views of the city and its surroundings.

In the late 19th - early 20th century in a Small mountain" actively mined rocks to create the first roads in Vancouver, and resulted in rather extensive careers. In 1919 the Canadian Pacific railway, which owned the land, suggested the city authorities to acquire land, but no action at that time was not taken. However, by the end of 1930-ies of land still officially was transferred to the Vancouver "green Board" to transform into holiday Park. To develop the Park was only a few years after the end of the Second world war. Its the same name of the Park was named after Queen Elizabeth visited Vancouver in 1939.

Today Queen Elizabeth Park - a favorite vacation spot, as locals and visitors alike. In the Park you will find the magnificent arboretum, rock garden, a famous orangery "Bloedel", where there are more than 500 species of exotic plants and home to tropical birds, rose gardens, picturesque ponds, fountains, Golf course, tennis courts, bowling club, an excellent viewing platform and more. There are in the Park also a special pavilion for special events and award-winning restaurant "Seasons".