Home to over 170 trees and shrubs as well as 56 different plant species the Normand Boucher Community Arboretum is a living lesson in biodiversity, and a great place to spend an afternoon.
Originally a landfill site in the 1970’s, the Normand Boucher Arboretum is the result of over 25 years of hard work and dedication. Opened in 1990 to help celebrate Peace River’s designation as Canada’s foresty capital, at the time the Arboretum had only 18 species of plant and trees since then it has grown thanks to the work of local residents. The addition of park benches, a gazebo and an irrigation system has helped it to grown into one of the North-ends best loved parks. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Boucher Bros. Lumber – Nampa, in 2001, we were pleased to have this site re-named to show them our appreciation of their contributions.
The Normand Boucher Community Arboretum is a truly special “living” community asset.