Vancouver's Bloedel Conservatory is reopening next week

Jul 6 2020, 1:16 pm

The Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park is reopening to the public next week after being closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The exhibit housing tropical birds and plants will open to visitors on Monday, July 13, with new physical distancing measures, the Park Board announced Monday.

Guests will need to book a 45-minute visit time slot online and bring their ticket to be scanned at the entrance.

bloedel bird bowl

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“Visitors are reminded to keep two metres apart from others at all times, and the path in the conservatory will be one way to support physical distancing,” the Park Board said.

The gift shop will remain closed and washrooms will be sanitized throughout the day.

The Bloedel Conservatory is located at the top of the hill in Queen Elizabeth Park. It’s a large class dome that contains parrots, macaws, cockatoos, and many smaller bird species.

Admission costs $6.90 for adults.

COVID-19 disclaimer: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officer, if you choose to take part in recreational activities in public spaces please adhere to coronavirus health safety measures, including proper physical distancing, wearing a mask, and remaining at home if you show symptoms of cold or flu.