Celebrate National Flag of Canada Day with flag raising at highest point in city
February 14 2017
The Vancouver Park Board is raising the Canadian flag at Bloedel Conservatory and hosting a celebration to mark National Flag of Canada Day and Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Free entry to Bloedel Feb. 15
It will be the first time the Canadian flag has flown at the highest point in the city. As part of the celebration, entry into Bloedel Conservatory will be free February 15.
A 60-foot flag pole was installed outside Bloedel following a motion by Park Board Commissioner John Coupar to mark National Flag of Canada Day.
Project to mark Canada's centennial
Bloedel is a domed lush paradise with more than 200-free flying birds, 500 exotic plants and flowers in a tropical environment. Designated as a heritage building, Bloedel was conceived in 1966 as a project to mark Canada’s centennial celebrations in 1967.
It is jointly operated by Park Board and the Vancouver Botanical Garden Association. Together, these partners also operate VanDusen Botanical Garden.