Opened in Summer 2014, Trillium North Park is on the south edge of Strathcona neighbourhood; for millennia three Coast Salish First Nations: the XwMuthkwium (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Tsleil-waututh exercised overlapping traditional rights to the land on which the new Trillium North Park is situated. This new park’s perennial plantings were chosen for significance in traditional hand technology by First Nations People from across the province of British Columbia. Purpose-designed areas assist in processing plant materials including: covered harvest table and work area, shipping containers for indoor work, fenced outdoor storage and an open-air performance space. The park is approximately 1 hectare in size.
Certain areas of the park are managed by the non-profit organization, eartHand Gleaners Society with the intention of teaching skills in sustainable harvesting, crop management and hand skills in using the plants harvested from the park. We want to make Trillium North what urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg calls a ‘Third Place’- a great, good place that acts as a sphere for community happenings. We are thrilled to have Environmental Youth Alliance join us as partners for pollinator related programming, and to continue working with the Vancouver Park Board: Arts Culture and Environment team.
Where is Trillium North?
Find us at the corner of Malkin and Thornton Street- just south of Prior street.
by bike – turn south at Jackson from the Union Bike route- cross Prior Street and coast up to the shipping containers.
by skytrain and foot– 900 meter walk from Main street skytrain, head north east, take the back road along National and turn left just past the soccer fields.
by bus- the # 51364 stop on Prior is very close- serviced by the #22 downtown or MacDonald. Less then 5 minute walk south along Malkin and into the park.