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Queen Elizabeth Park Self-Guided Bike Ride

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Year Round

Moderate (E Bike Recommended)

Bike paths & neighbourhood streets with uphill stretches

Duration & Distance

Half Day to Full Day (23km), Self-Guided

Tour Rates

Free Map + Optional Attraction Fees


Take in Vancouver’s natural beauty on self-guided bike tour with our free map. Cycle through downtown, Yaletown, and along the seawall. If you like, stop by Science World before grabbing some food on Main Street on the way to Queen Elizabeth Park for a picnic. View several beautiful floral displays, native & exotic trees, and sculptures throughout. Take in the view from the highest point in Vancouver. Check out the Bloedel Floral Conservatory filled with tropical plants, fish, birds and more.  Take an optional stop at VanDusen Botanical Garden, then ride down the Arbutus Greenway (old railway corridor) into downtown. Electric bikes are recommended as a good portion of the ride is uphill; we offer e-bikes on our rental page

Self-guided bike tour created by Rental Supervisor Alexander Wang.

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Views from the Highest Point in Vancouver

Check out all the beautiful foliage and gardens in Queen Elizabeth Park, and make sure to check out the amazing mountain & city views!

Experience the Bloedel Conservatory

This domed lush paradise is home to more than 100 exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

Check Out VanDusen Botanical Garden

The 55-acre oasis boasts 7,500 plant species! Visit the hedge maze, waterfall, and view beautiful sculptures and architecture.

Tour Itinerary

Start from our shop, where you can rent an electric bike if you need one. Don’t forget your picnic blanket if you plan to picnic! You’ll ride down to Vancouver’s scenic seawall, along the Yaletown section of the seawall, and by Science World. If you’re a science fan, definitely make a stop to check out the exhibits! 

From there, head up Heather Street and take an optional pit stop along Main Street between 12th & 19th, where there are many great eateries to choose from. Take your food to go and head up to nearby Queen Elizabeth Park, where you can take your pick of impressive trees to picnic under. Talk a walk around the gardens and up to the highest elevation viewpoint in Vancouver for breathtaking views. Check out the Bloedel Conservatory, named after Prentice Bloedel, who dedicating its opening to “a better appreciation and understanding of the world of plants”. 

After you’re fueled up, cycle up to VanDusen Botanical Garden to view the many gorgeous displays including an Elizabethan Maze, Stone Garden, Korean Pavillion, unique plants, flowers, and wildlife. If you prefer to keep cycling, you can skip the the garden and head down to the Arbutus Greenway, a 9km stretch of old railway corridor perfect for cruising. As you reach the bottom of Arbutus, you’ll head across Burrard Bridge and back into downtown. This self-guided bike tour is a wonderful way to spend a day in Vancouver.

Approximate Attraction & Rental Cost:
(per person, check their website for the most up-to-date information)

Science World ~$20-30
Bloedel Conservatory ~$3-7
VanDusen Botanical Gardens ~$6-$12
Bike Rental from $33

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Happy Holidays from the Cycle City Team!
We will be closed on Wednesday, Nov 30th for our annual store inventory.
In addition, we will be closed on Dec 24th-26th and Dec 31st – Jan 1st.
May your season be warm and bright!