Tree Tours and Events

2023 Dates are TENTATIVE
Please check back here later for confirmation!
The Riverview Horticultural Society INVITE you to a tree tour of a significant and beautiful part of the Lower Mainland,
The sumiqwuelu/Riverview Lands Arboretum. [for MAP]
April 16 Sunday 1 pm - 3 pm
TREE TOUR Cancelled
May 7 Sunday 1 pm - 3 pm TREE TOUR
June 25 Sunday 1 pm - 3 pm TREE TOUR
July 20 Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm TREE TOUR
Aug. 16 Wednesday 1 pm - 2:30 pm TREE TOUR
Sept. 17 Sunday 1 pm - 3 pm TREE TOUR
Oct. 22 Sunday 1 pm - 3 pm Last TREE TOUR of 2023

NOT Current, Coming when the dates are Confirmed!
MEET at the Henry Esson Young Building (HEY)
Meet near the front door
Follow EVENT PARKING SIGNAGE for available parking.
The lot in front may not always be available.
at Riverview Hospital
2601 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
(See directions below)
We recommend arriving early to ensure a spot on the tour. Hand sanitizer and a mask if needed, will be provided, and you will be required to register your contact details upon arrival. Please bring your own pen. Washrooms will be open for your convenience.
We will be meeting at our usual location at the Henry Esson Young Building (HEY) which is located approximately in the centre of the Riverview grounds. For those unfamiliar, here are some directions.
- Enter Riverview at either the Colony Farm Road traffic light or Holly Drive off the Lougheed Hwy in between the two new buildings.
- Follow Holly Drive through the grounds until reaching Oak Crescent, then turn uphill and then turn right on Kalmia Drive which is where the HEY building and start of the tour is located.


We are unable to get a Parking Location Guaranteed so please check signage on site for alloted Parking;

  • Enter the site at the Colony Farm Road traffic light.
  • MEET at the Henry Esson Young Building (HEY)
  • Take Holly Drive through the hospital grounds, then go uphill
    on Oak Crescent,and the H.E.Y. building is on your right on Kalmia Drive.
  • Find parking where permited, follow event parking signage,
  • Meet at the front door.
  • see Maps


  • We go Rain or Shine
  • Tours/Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, or RHCS member.
  • All Tours/Walks finish ‘within’ 2 hours.
  • Children are always welcome.
  • Dogs must be on ‘leash’.
  • Dress for the weather & wear comfy shoes or boots.
  • On-site PARKING.
  • Walks & Tours are open to the Public & are FREE;
  • You are Invited to Join the society;
  • or make a tax-deductible Donation if you wish.
For further information, phone our answering service to leave a message
604-290-9910, or visit website at

Visit our kiosk on Pine Terrace (west of Crease Clinic - see the sitemap)

The public is welcome to visit the arboretum during daylight hours.

Parking has become quite RESTRICTED
so do not park where signage indicates NO parking.
Contact BC Housing if you have questions about this.

A PLAQUE Honouring Norma & Don Gillespie's work in Finnie's Garden was installed in the garden on October 6, 2019

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There are a significant number of people living on-site receiving mental health care services, as well as numerous people receiving outpatient health services. We wish to ensure their privacy is protected and, therefore, photography is generally prohibited.
“Visitors are advised to stay on sidewalks/roads, not enter any buildings, to respect other tenants & users, to obey all posted signs, & to not photograph residents or occupants of buildings.”

A Unique Collection of Heritage Trees - ARBORETUM in COQUITLAM, BC - 2601 Lougheed Hwy.

Como Lake RPO, PO Box 64616
Coquitlam, BC, V3J 7V7

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