VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — People in Vancouver will soon have another option to commune with nature.
The Vancouver Park Board has announced a limited reopening of the Bloedel Nature Conservatory starting July 13.
Bloedel Conservatory limited reopening: Bloedel Conservatory will reopen on July 13, 2020 under a series of new operational measures. Tickets will only be available online with specific 45 minute time slots. Please visit https://t.co/ZsO5WttpGD for more information. pic.twitter.com/H3gYhhUHFp
— bloedelconserv (@BloedelConserv) July 6, 2020
Home to exotic birds and non-native plant and flowers, the conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park has been shut down since March 16 due to COVID-19.
There will be some changes to visiting the conservatory to ensure the safety of staff and visitors. There will be a path to follow around the building to support physical distancing and visitors are asked to keep two metres apart from other people.
Visitors will be required to book in advance for 45-minute time slots, and can buy tickets online.
The gift shop will stay closed.
The park board has already reopened some golf courses, tennis courts, skateparks, as well as the VanDusen Botanical Garden as part of a phased reopening in line with B.C.’s Restart Plan.
Next week, some pools around Vancouver will also be opening again.