Grow West Coast Horticulture Trade Show (previously CanWest Hort Expo, est 1981) is celebrating it’s second year connecting buyers and sellers throughout Canada, the Pacific Northwest and North America.
In years past, the well known CanWest Hort Expo attracted over 2,500 delegates representing landscape professionals, municipalities, garden centres and wholesale nursery and greenhouse growers from all over the continent and beyond.
Exhibiting companies range from regional landscape and nursery-related businesses, to internationally known companies selling brand name products. Grow West Coast Horticulture Trade Show is professionally 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.
Show Dates & Hours
Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 – 9am – 3pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – 9am – 3pm
(Carson Arthur, Keynote Speaker @ 3pm)
Thursday, September 15, 2022 – 9am – 4pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – 10am – 5pm
(Tailgate Party 5pm to 7pm)
Thursday, September 15, 2022 – 10am – 4pm
Surrey City Hall & Civic Plaza (seminars & trade show)
13450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC
Civic Hotel – Autograph Collection (seminars)
13475 Central Ave, Surrey, BC
Year of the Garden: BOLD & BRIGHT!
CLICK HERE for inspiration and more information on 2022 – Year of the Garden!
Parking passes are available to purchase for the King George Safeway parking lot.
Additionally, hourly parking is available at this lot using the Pay-By-Phone parking app – you can download the Pay-By-Phone parking app HERE!
Additional parking is available at multiple parking lots and streets around Surrey City Hall, for over height and overflow parking.
Overnight pay parking is also available for exhibitors with large trucks and vehicles at a nearby parking lot to the facility. *NOTE: parking lots are not monitored nor secure. All parking is at your own risk.
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.
Monday, September 12th: 12:00pm to 5:00pm (By special request only, ie: oversized deliveries)
Tuesday, September 13th: 8:00am to 8:00pm – Please follow colour coded plan for booth location!
Wednesday, September 14th: 8:00am to 10:00am (hand carry items only, no forklift service available)
Thursday, September 15th: 5:00pm to 11:00pm (forklift service from 5pm to 10pm)
**Please ensure to follow the move-out plan and have your items removed by Thursday evening**
Friday, September 16th: BY SPECIAL REQUEST ONLY.
**ANY SPECIAL MOVE IN REQUESTS MUST BE COMMUNICATED TO SHOW MANAGEMENT BY SEPTEMBER 9th, 2022**
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.
Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection, is located in downtown Surrey, BC and is easily accessible by car and SkyTrain. The Surrey Central SkyTrain station just steps away from the lobby!
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3R 1N5
(3.5km or 7 minute drive from Civic Plaza)
Distinguished as the largest convention hotel east of Greater Vancouver and impressing guests with all-suite accommodations, thoughtful service and cutting-edge amenities, Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel is a one-of-a-kind destination. Experience this dynamic part of Canada from the elegant comfort of our hotel, ideally located near the city centre, moments from Holland Park. Sleep soundly in our Sheraton Signature Bed, connect with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and take in spectacular mountain, river and city views from your hotel suite. Renowned for its daily breakfast buffet and delicious weekend brunch, MiXT Restaurant and Lounge is also open for lunch and dinner, tempting diners with a taste of Pacific Northwest cuisine. Reboot at our Sheraton Fitness Centre, or visit our on-site spa for a facial or a massage. Our hotel also features a year-round, outdoor heated pool and 29,000 square feet of flexible venue space, perfect for meetings, weddings and special events in Surrey.
Sandman Suites Surrey Guildford
10608 151-A Street, Surrey, BC V3R 1J8
(3.6 km or 7 minute drive from Civic Plaza)
South of Vancouver, the city of Surrey is touted as one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. There’s certainly no shortage of business opportunities, as well as a diverse social scene and an array of leisure activities. When here, slow your pace a bit with a comfortable and relaxing stay at Sandman Suites Surrey-Guildford.
Every amenity has been accounted for. With superb, spacious rooms, select suites with washer/dryer units and a fireplace, 24/7 business centre, and high-speed Wi-Fi throughout. Oh, one more thing: your four-legged companion is welcome here, too. Talk about a great way to make yourself at home away from home.
Conveniently located in the Greater Vancouver area and close to the U.S. border, Sandman Suites Surrey-Guildford is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.
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:
Booth, Table and Chair Rentals
CLICK HERE to download the rental pricing form and ordering instructions from Goodkey 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
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 13th.
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. Check back soon to download the letter.
Grow West Coast Shipping Label – ANY BOOTH OR DISPLAY ITEMS BEING SHIPPED UNACCOMPANIED BY YOUR STAFF MUST HAVE THIS LABEL AFFIXED IN TWO TO THREE PLACES PER ITEM. ITEMS SHIPPED WITHOUT THIS LABEL WILL NOT BE DELIVERED TO YOUR BOOTH AND SHOW MANAGEMENT CLAIMS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST ITEMS.