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Coquitlam - Riverview

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

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.