English Ivy Removal Event at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam


Minnekhada English Ivy Removal

When I hear of English Ivy it conjures up thoughts and images of Ivy League, staid old buildings and libraries or country estates in the English countryside and not invasive species. But English Ivy is just that and, if not controlled, Hedera helix can choke out other plants and create ‘ivy deserts’ where other plant […]



Minnekhada Art in the Park


Minnekhada Art in the Park in the Tri-Cities

Minnekhada Lodge was built in 1934 in Northeastern Coquitlam as a country retreat and hunting lodge by lumber magnate Eric W. Hamber, who later became Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia. In addition to Hamber, Minnekhada was home to another Lietuenant-Governor, shipbuilder Colonel Clarence Wallace. The lodge has hosted royalty, and Governor-General Lord Tweedsmuir and his sons […]



Art in the Park a Big Success


During the weekend of August 22nd and 23rd, the first annual Art in the Park Festival was held in Minnekhada Park. There was live music, performers, a guided nature walk, food, and artist demonstrations. A total of 629 participants came and enjoyed the festivities. The photos are courtesy the event organizer, Manfred Kraus. Manfred is […]

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