Snow in the Quarry

… in the former quarry, that is. One that we Vancouverites know as Queen Elizabeth Park.

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This is a lovely spot for nature lovers, and equally popular with locals wanting to show off our city to visitors.

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That’s because, in addition to the conservatory, above, and some impressive plantings, the highest elevations of the park are 152 metres (almost 499 feet) above sea level.

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That’s the highest elevation in our city, and makes for a panoramic view encompassing the city, waters and North Shore mountains.

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This family of snowmen is popular with visitors, and the park’s usual residents – such as the little birdie below – have been adapting to the unusual weather.

 

 

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