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Project Overview

The Province of British Columbia is entrusted to develop a plan for a renewed Riverview in consultation with various groups. For more information, visit the Renewing Riverview website.

Date of Completion

Latest Updates

Wed Mar 29 18:00:10 UTC 2017

Mental health care services coming to Riverview

COQUITLAM – A new building on the Riverview lands will soon provide improved mental health care services for youth and individuals with developmental disabilities and concurrent mental health and/or substance use disorders.
Tue Dec 15 22:04:45 UTC 2015

Riverview vision highlights plan for a complete community

COQUITLAM – After two years of consultation with thousands of British Columbians and multiple stakeholders on the future use of the Riverview Lands, the Province today released a Vision for Renewing Riverview.
Mon Oct 07 19:44:24 UTC 2013

Province announces start of visioning process for Riverview

VICTORIA- The B.C. Government introduced a visioning process today for consulting the public and stakeholders on the future use of the Riverview lands.

About the Project

Riverview is a 244-acre site located in southeast Coquitlam, close to the Cape Horn interchange, downtown Coquitlam and the future Coquitlam Centre Station along the Evergreen Line. The lands are bordered by Riverview Crescent and Chilko Drive to the west and Lougheed Highway to the east. Natural areas, ravines and watercourses provide a connection to Riverview Forest to the west and Colony Farm to the east.

The Riverview Lands were acquired by the Province of British Columbia in 1904. For about 100 years, Riverview was the centre for the treatment of mental-health needs and addiction in the region. Riverview is currently home to several health care facilities, including three mental health lodges, several cottages for residential patient care, as well as several on-site businesses. Riverview is one of the top filming locations in B.C.

We continue to welcome visitors to Riverview. However, we ask that you review the rules and regulations of the site first. They are there for your protection as well as the residents and workers at Riverview.

For more information, visit the Renewing Riverview website or email Stay up to date with developments by subscribing to Riverview Updates or joining the conversation on Facebook.

Phases of the Project

The creation of the vision for renewing the Riverview Lands was the first step in the planning process and guides all future development on the Riverview Lands.


Through an extensive consultation, a Vision for Renewing Riverview serves as a long-range guide that balances the social, economic and environmental objectives of the Province, the City of Coquiltam, the Kwikwetlem First Nation and the community. It pays homage to Riverview’s heritage, culture and natural beauty, while providing wellness services, improved connections, and economic opportunities for all residents and the region.

Master Plan

The next step is to create a master plan, which will guide the land use on the site. The plan will identify spaces for institutional use (i.e., health care, schools, etc.), public amenities and park space, commercial use (such retail and office spaces, etc.), and residential use. It will be informed by the commitments made in the vision for Renewing Riverview. The public will have an opportunity to provide feedback throughout the master planning process.

Municipal Approval Process

Once completed, the master plan will then be submitted to the City of Coquitlam to go through the municipal approval process.

Check out the Renewing Riverview website to get up to date information.