Treefest 2017

September, 10th 2017 SUNDAY 11 to 4
24th Annual TREEFEST

Annual celebration of Trees
The festival site is located on the Riverview Hospital Grounds at 2601 Lougheed Highway
Access the site via Lougheed Highway at Colony Farm Rd/Holly Drive entrance.
Once you enter the grounds, follow the festival signs and arrows to the Parking areas.
Please note the NEW LOCATION this year!

There is plenty of on-site parking and parking attendants will help you find a spot.
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RAIN or SHINE A funfilled day for the whole Family FREE EVENT

Be sure to visit the INFO table by the Event Trailer for all information during the event.

RAIN or SHINE A funfilled day for the whole Family bring the entire family to this annual celebration of trees.
Lots of Parking.
Admission and activities are Free
except for the bus tours and the purchase of any food or beverages.

For More Info visit or call 604-927-3583

Tentative Schedule of Events 2017

Time Activity Location
11:15 Tree Tour
11:00 – 4:00 SPARC Radio Museum open all during the event
11:00 – 4:00 Finnie’s Garden Self-Guided Tours
11:15 – 11:45 Bus Tour
12:00 Tree Tour
12:15 – 4:00 Blackberry Tea
12:00 – 12:45 Tour SPARC
1:00 Tree Tour
1:00 – 2:00 Heritage Building Walk - Don Luxton
1:15 – 1:45 Bus Tour
2:00 Tree Tour
2:00 – 2:45 Tour SPARC
3:00 Tree Tour
3:15 – 3:45 Bus Tour

Entertainment Schedule

Time Performer Location
12:30 – 2:00   tba tba
2:15 – 3:45 tba tba
11:00 – 3:00 tba tba

Kwikwetlem First Nation - Music & Dance
Visit the tents for children’s crafts and activities.

Enjoy a variety of hot food and beverages or check out the Blackberry Tea in the Serenity Garden.

Explore this 2 acre natural garden that was started in 1951 for horticultural therapy. Today you can still see the original fish pond, stone terraces, flower beds, plots for different wards, and lawns. Access the garden on foot or take the bus tour.

Join heritage consultant and author, Donald Luxton, for a guided outdoor tour to the original hospital buildings 1 - 2pm.

HISTORY BUS TOURS (note these are tentative times only)
Join the following guides on a bus tour through the Riverview Lands where they will point out historical features, and speak to the past and future of Riverview. Tours will be approx. 30 minutes. Purchase tickets for a minimum $2.00 donation at the Info Booth from 11:00 - 2:00. Limited seating, first come, first serve.
11:15 – 11:45 Bus tour
12:00 – 12:45 SPARC (bus to wait at SPARC for return journey)
1:15 – 1:45 Bus tour
2:00 - 2:45 SPARC (bus to wait at SPARC for return journey)
3:15 - 3:45 Bus tour

SPARC – This tour will take you to the SPARC antique radio museum where a guide will show you the progress of electronic technology through the decades (see more details below).

Listen to live music in the Serenity Garden while enjoying tea and blackberry shortcake. Treats from $1 - $3.

SPARC Radio Museum on Kerria Drive showcases a large collection of antique consumer, military, marine and amateur radios and broadcast equipment where you can see the progress of electronic technology through the decades. Exhibits include a replica of the Carpathia radio room, the steamship famous for rescuing survivors of the Titanic.

Guided tours of significant and unusual trees leave each hour. Tours are approximately 60 – 75 minutes and are led by local arborists and botanists


Visit the tents at the HEY Building parking lot for activities and displays presented by: Burke Mountain Naturalists, City of Coquitlam, Colony Farm Park Association, Coquitlam Amateur Radio Emergency Services Society, Friends of DeBoville Slough, PoCo Garden Club, Port Moody Ecological Society, Renewing Riverview and Riverview Horticultural Centre Society.

If you require more information phone 604-927-3583 or email

This Event is FREE no registration required. Lots of Parking! (might be pay parking by then?)
If you require more information phone 604-927-3583 or email

Bring the entire family to this free annual celebration of trees on the Riverview Hospital Lands.

Brochure for the 2016 EVENT

The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, RHCS
"Speaking for the Trees since 1992'

Thank you for visiting. Hope to see you there!!


To our Volunteers & Supporters

Treefest is organized in partnership with:
ArtsConnect Burke Mountain Naturalists City of Coquitlam Shared Services BC SPARC Riverview Horticultural Centre Society

Treefest 2016 was supported by:
Coquitlam Towing & Storage Ikea Lee Valley Tools Maple Creek Watershed Streamkeepers
Meridian RV Real Canadian Superstore Westwood Shared Services BC
SPARC Radio Museum Starbucks Thrifty Foods Vancity Pinetree WSI


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