The Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in Vancouver and is
open daily, rain or shine. A modest fee is charged. It is dedicated to the
wonders of the natural world with an emphasis on plants and birds. As a matter
of fact, over 100 birds of various species call the Bloedel Conservatory home
and free-fly within its spacious dome. It was constructed through a very
generous donation from Prentice Bloedel in 1969. That same donation enabled
the Park Board to cover the main reservoir atop Queen Elizabeth Park.