Show Features

Make the most of your time at CanWest and take advantage of all the show’s resources that extend beyond the trade show floor!

Education Program

CanWest features an extensive education program, including:

New Product Showcase | Sponsored by Green Theory Design

Check out the latest plants and products to hit the BC marketplace. Located along the centre aisle in Hall A, make sure you vote for your favorite new plant and product in the People’s Choice Awards.

Greenhouse Demo Zone | Sponsored by Goodwin’s Greenhouse Supply & Service Ltd.

Look for the big greenhouse showcasing the latest technology and products for greenhouse growers.

Finning Tailgate Party & Happy Hour | Sponsored by Finning (Canada)

Opening Day Tailgate Party
Wednesday, September 25, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Celebrate CanWest’s opening day with appetizers and live music at the Finning Lounge!
Featuring the Bruce Coughlan Trio and Classic 50’s Rock & Roll.

Closing Day Happy Hour
Thursday, September 26, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kick off Happy Hour with the “Green Theory Design Container Wars” at 3:00 pm. Enjoy treats served along the aisles. Jack Ray’s musical sounds of vintage banjo and jazz will be featured throughout the afternoon.

Job Board

The CanWest Job Board effectively allows companies to instantly meet with potential employees. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to find your next employee, or post a notice. Send your notice in advance to Michelle Linford at [email protected]

Attendee Prize Draw 

Win cash just for being at CanWest! All CanWest attendees have a chance to win a daily draw prize of $250. If you submit a sales order during the show, then you can enter a Bonus Draw for a chance at winning another $250. Drop your ballot in the box located at the BCLNA Booth. Prize draws made at the end of each day of the show.

Find the Gnome

Have some fun and look for three hidden gnomes that will be placed somewhere on the show floor each day. Bring the gnome to the show office and claim your prize.

Inline Nurseries (2010) Inc. Plant ID Contest

Test your Plant ID knowledge at the Certification Zone for a chance to win $250! Set up as if it were administered by the CLNA’s Landscape Industry Certified program, each completed contest form is your ticket into the draw. One winner is announced daily!

CanWest Show Specials

Exclusive for CanWest Attendees, exhibitors offer great show specials. Be sure to check back in September to see the list of deals that you can use towards pre-booking your spring products!

Free WiFi | Sponsored by TSD IT Solutions
Free Parking & Shuttle Service

The CanWest Show Committee strives to make the show affordable by negotiating reasonable hotel rates, free shuttle service to and from the hotels on show days…and free parking and WiFi!

Food Trucks

Four delicious food trucks will be onsite to serve lunch: plan your lunch before arriving.