5 May 2015
As a dedication to Queen Elizabeth, the mother of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, the Queen Elizabeth Park was named after her by her husband King George VI during their visit to Vancouver in 1939 as King and Queen of Canada. The popular sunken gardens of the park were designed by Park Board Deputy Superintendent Bill Livingstone and were unveiled in the early 1960s. Among the attractions in the park are the arboretum, celebration pavilion, Bloedel Floral Conservatory, fountains and plazas, quarry gardens, painters’ corner and sculptures.
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