It’s always funny to me that people who spend their lives living somewhere often miss out on so much of what that place has to offer because we’re all a little bit afraid of looking like we don’t belong. We avoid the tourist ‘attractions’ and ‘traps’ but a lot of times we’re skipping over cool experiences and fun times. As I’m getting older and really coming to appreciate this crazy cool place that I’m lucky enough to call home, I’m also starting to try and take advantage of all the places and experiences that are open to me. Over the weekend my little sister and I decided to have a little sister date. We both really love nature (although my dad would probably try and tell you that we hate going outside – it’s not true!) and she is also really good at getting me to try new things. So finally, after talking about going here forever, we decided to go to the Bloedel Conservatory.
The conservatory is up by Queen Elizabeth Park and full of lush plants and beautiful birds. Actually, I don’t know if you guys know this about me but I have a pet cockatiel! As much as I’ve always begged for a dog, we’ve always had birds and so I definitely have a soft spot for them. There were so many different kinds of birds (and so many colours!) including tiny little baby ones that just hop along the pathways! It was so cute. Bonus – it’s only $6.50 for adult admission! We went around 7pm (they close at 8 o’clock) and it was the perfect time because it wasn’t very busy and the lighting was amazing.
If you’re looking for something new and interesting to do definitely check out the Bloedel Conservatory because it won’t break the bank and you’ll get a heck of a lot of great Instagrams out of it!