In 2020, CanWest Horticultural Tradeshow was cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, oﬀering the team a chance to review, reevaluate and pivot the event into a new format.
This year has provided the opportunity to bring a brand-new show to the horticultural sector. Grow West Coast Horticulture Tradeshow (GWC) is the BCLNA tradeshow connecting buyers and sellers throughout Canada and the Pacific Northwest.
In years past this tradeshow attracted over 2,500 delegates representing landscape professionals, municipalities, garden centres and wholesale nursery and greenhouse growers from throughout the Pacific Northwest. This year, Grow West Coast Horticultural Show will attract the same strong demographic and provide the same value.
Exhibiting companies range from regional landscape and nursery-related businesses to internationally known companies selling brand name products. Grow West Coast is managed by the BC Landscape & Nursery Association and is strongly supported by its local industry. Any proﬁts from this event go directly back to the association to beneﬁt BC’s horticulture industry through advocacy, lobbying, professional training and certiﬁcation, setting standards and helping members build their business while also oﬀering many discount savings programs.
NOTE: Grow West Coast 2021 event operation is reliant solely on the Public Health Oﬃcer’s (PHO) guidelines at the time of the event, and we recognize there is the potential for the event to be postponed.
Show Dates & Hours
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – 11am – 7pm
Thursday, September 16, 2021 – 11am – 6pm
Surrey City Hall Civic Plaza (trade show)
13450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC
Civic Hotel – Autograph Collection (seminars)
13475 Central Ave, Surrey, BC
Outdoor, open-air market
Parking is available at multiple parking lots and streets around Surrey City Hall, for over height and overflow parking.
Overnight parking is also available for exhibitors with large trucks and vehicles at a nearby parking lot to the facility.
Move-In & Move-Out
From King George Blvd, take 104th Avenue westbound to City Parkway (one block) and get in the left turning lane. Turn left (south) on City Parkway, and continue past Civic Hotel to Central Avenue, and turn right (west) onto Central Avenue. Take your first right (north) onto the laneway between the Civic Hotel and Civic Plaza, and continue to the end where you will see the loading zone, right before the entrance to City Hall underground parking.
CLICK HERE FOR THE MOVE IN MAP!
Tuesday, September 14th: 8:00am to 10:00pm
CLICK HERE FOR THE COLOUR CODED MOVE IN FLOOR PLAN!
Wednesday, September 15th: 7:00am to 10:00am (any remaining booths, hand carry items only, no forklift service available)
- Move Out:
Thursday, September 16th: 6:01pm to 10:00pm (forklift service from 7pm to 10pm)
Friday, September 17th: 8:00am to 4:00pm (forklift service from 8am to 2pm)
CLICK HERE FOR THE COLOUR CODED MOVE OUT FLOOR PLAN!
**ANY SPECIAL MOVE IN REQUESTS MUST BE COMMUNICATED TO SHOW MANAGEMENT BY SEPTEMBER 10th, 2021**
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any exhibitors placing heavy stone, dirt/soil/mulch products in their display MUST use plywood and poly for a protective base beneath the display. Any damage done and repair required to the plaza at your booth location will be charged directly to your company.
Hotels & Travel
Civic Hotel – Autograph Collection
13475 Central Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 0L8
“With a sophisticated style and a scenic setting near the heart of downtown Surrey, BC, Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection offers an elevated city stay. Our hotel is located in Surrey City Centre just steps from the SkyTrain and is close to the outdoor recreation areas of Green Timbers Urban Forest and Holland Park. Enjoy upscale amenities including our curated dining experience at Dominion Bar + Kitchen and fitness center featuring a 24-hour gym and heated rooftop pool. Immerse yourself in our exceptional hotel rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic city views, flat-panel LED TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Those wishing to host a special event or meeting in Surrey, Canada, can make use of our hotel’s versatile venues, business center, bespoke services and expert event planners to create an occasion to remember. With our attention to detail and thought-provoking amenities, our downtown Surrey hotel in Canada promises a lasting impression.”
Learn more about the Civic Hotel by visiting their Website
Make a reservation: Call 604.951.3331 or Book online
Reservation Group Name: BC Landscape & Nursery Association
Reservation Code: L6C
Surrey City Hall Civic Plaza is located in downtown Surrey, BC and is easily accessible by car and SkyTrain. The Surrey Central SkyTrain station just steps away from the plaza!
Exhibitors are encouraged to compete for the title of best booth display in their respective booth size category. Awards available are:
- Best Use of Small Space (100 sq ft)
- Best Use of Medium Space (200-300 sq ft)
- Best Use of Large Space (400 sq ft +)
- Best in Show
- Rookie of the Year Award
Exhibitor Liability Insurance Required– Are You Covered?
Be sure you have adequate trade show coverage for your booth at Grow West Coast (minimum $2,000,000 Liability). Your commercial liability insurance should have coverage in their policies for trade shows – be sure that we are on your policy as an additional insured as BC Landscape & Nursery Association. For those that don’t have insurance, fill out the application below and email HUB International.
HUB International Contact:
Table and Chair Rentals
Looking for table and chair rentals for your booth? Look no further than our preferred partner, Cascade Tent and Event Rentals! Great customer service, competitive pricing and a personalized approach make the process and experience exceptional!
Forms for Show Services
For your convenience, all the required forms for exhibiting at Grow West Coast are placed online as they become available. These forms are generated from the BCLNA, and our registration service provider, Microspec/TIX123. See below for the forms you may need to ensure you have everything you need for your booth.
The following are administered by the Grow West Coast Show Oﬃce.
Services Offered at Surrey Civic Plaza
The City of Surrey provides the following:
Internet Access WIFI
Surrey City Hall Civic Plaza is outfitted with three Shaw WiFi Networks for complimentary use!
- Shaw Go WiFi Hotspot – for Shaw Customers, the best option for those who subscribe to Shaw Internet Services! Make sure to have your username and password for your Shaw Internet account available to log in
- Shaw Guest Hotspot – best option for non-customers who will be onsite at the plaza for an extended period of time (ie: Exhibitors). Simply select this network, register your email address, open your email address to confirm registration, and you will remain connected for the duration of your visit.
- Shaw Open Hotspot – the best option for visitors to the show and the trade show floor. Simply select this option, agree to the terms and conditions, and you’re connected! Best for short-term visits.
Shipping & Brokerage
Need transportation and/or brokerage services to get your booth material to the show? You can ship with any company as long as they abide by the ‘move-in schedule. Booth material must not be shipped to Surrey City Hall Civic Plaza in advance as there are no shipping/receiving services or warehouse space. Your material must be delivered on move-in day, Tuesday, September 14th.
If you are shipping from the US, please include the CBSA ‘Letter of Recognition‘ when travelling and include with your shipping documents. This is a ‘Customs’ letter for US exhibitors providing ‘Border to Show Privileges’; this will expedite your entry into Canada.