The Queen Elizabeth Park is one of the most sensational public grounds in the world. Approximately six million people from around the world visit this 130 acres of land every year.
The Queen Elizabeth Park started off as a city landmark also referred to as ”Little Mountain.” It adopted this name because its summit was slightly over 500 feet above sea level. The location wasn’t seen as anything significant at the beginning of the century. The Canadian Pacific Railway offered it to the Vancouver Park Board, but they had no interest in it at that time. By the time they decided they wanted to purchase it, the park was a deserted waste land and its only assets were two reservoirs used for the city’s drinking water.
In 1930, the BC Tulip Association thought it might be a good idea to transform the gardens into a partial flower bed. By the end of the decade, the Vancouver Park Board had taken over and opened the park to the public for recreational purposes. The opening was made official by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth during a dedication ceremony in 1939.
The Queen Elizabeth Park has come a long way since it was officially opened in 1939. Visitors never tire of visiting the Queen Elizabeth Park, there are so many recreational activities that it is impossible to get through them all in one day. Here are some of the most popular things to do at the park.
The best time of the year to visit the Queen Elizabeth Park is during the spring and summer months. This is when the flowers are in full bloom, and when you have a better chance of taking part in the outdoor activities.
The Queen Elizabeth Park is not a difficult location to find, it is located in the heart of Vancouver and is accessible by all forms of transport. It is a 15-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, or you can take the SkyTrain to Oakridge 41st Avenue Station or King Edward Station.