OUR BRICK AND MORTAR FLOWER SHOP
Located in the heart of downtown Squamish, Billies Flower House, formerly known as Billie's Bouquet, opened their doors in 1973 by Billie Kibsey. Forty-three years later, owned and operated by husband and wife team Kevin and Alanna Wilson, Billies is still a local favourite - a beautiful brick and mortar flower shop brimming with fresh flowers, unique planters, terrariums, gifts and natural curiosities.
Flowers are our passion; we design fresh arrangements for everyday occasions and celebrations, to special events like weddings, corporate functions and funerals. Our mission is simple - to inspire and delight our customers every single day.
We invite you in to delight your senses, or just say hi!
Meet the Team
In a ten minute career coaching session, this Rossland BC gal was asked to choose three words that would define her ideal career. She chose: colour, nature and community. Shortly after, she became a florist and those words encompass everything she does at Billies. She has the honour of working with nature's beauty on a daily basis, bringing vibrancy and beauty to the community she loves. When not designing a wedding, filling the store with fresh floral creations, , or curating the Billies gift collection, this busy bee can be found spending quality time with her family, digging in her garden, teaching a Nia Dance class www.nianow.com or sewing a quilt for her online fabric shop: www.cedarandneedlefabric.com. Ferns, mosses, fabric, latte’s, travelling, hiking and her family are a few of her favourite things.
Kevin-Co-owner, Logistics & Office Manager
Originally hailing from 'Down Under', Kevin has been in the agriculture industry for over twenty-five years. This do-it-all talented man divides his time between managing the office, delivering flowers, driving to the flower market to pick up the weekly orders, and setting up weddings. Kevin brings his passion for people to this role at Billies and always has a joke to lighten the day. In his spare time Kevin can be found rocking out on the drums and being Super-Dad to Alanna and Kevin's son, Shem. Music, biking, drumming, tea and family are a few of his favourite things.
Catherine-Team Leader/Official Hug Provider
Catherine believes retail chose her and not the other way around. She loves to create, inspire, and find solutions for both her customers and the businesses she has worked with in the past 30 years. Her skills for both go as far back as her childhood, where she learned from her mother and grandmother during her summer holidays on the family farm. She is so happy to be part of the Billies Team, as it combines her passion for business with horticulture & floriculture. Catherine believes that attention to detail and a welcoming environment are key to the success of any business. When she is not busy merchandising displays, designing, or planning in the shop, she can be found enjoying the world with her hubby on bike or foot, and exploring the flora and fauna of the Sea to Sky Corridor.
Jill has planned and executed hundreds of events and has a deep love for wedding planning and coordination. Her knowledge of weddings and appreciation of flowers transcends into her role as Billies Flower House’s Wedding Liaison. Her acute attention to detail and genuine connection to each of our wedding couples will help ensure your day will not only be beautiful, the whole planning process will be an enjoyable experience. When Jill isn’t busy in the shop, she can be found enjoying Squamish with her family, skiing, and buried deep in her kitchen trying new healthy recipes.
Lynne has been a floral designer for the past twenty five years and has seen floral trends come and go, yet her passion for creating, natural and garden inspired floral arrangements has stood the test of time. Lynne constantly amazes the Billies team with her incredible talent as a designer and with her wealth of technical knowledge. When not found in the floral studio, Lynne can be found hiking in the mountains, golfing the local greens, or walking the beach looking for the perfect piece of driftwood.
Erika-Floral Translator/Customer Experience
Erika grew up in fields of flowers. She remembers laughing with her older sister in the dew covered tangles of the cosmos on the flower farm where they worked. For Erika, being surrounded by flowers has always felt like home. She thinks of each arrangement as a fleeting work of art, as an opportunity to play with colours and textures. She studies languages and translation at Quest University, but in her ideal world we would all speak in flowers. Erika brings a sense of calm and peace into the bustling shop.
Kim-Floral Oracle/Senior Designer
When travelling in Europe, Kim found herself at the world renowned flower auction in Amsterdam.... in other words, it was love at first sight. From that defining moment, Kim knew the rest of her career would be spent working with flowers in a creative setting. A prairie girl at heart, Kim has recently relocated to the West Coast and is now proud to call Squamish, home. Kim's love of colour and texture combined with her appreciation for nature, make Kim a perfect addition to the Billies family. A passionate rock climber, mountain biker, gardener and avid reader, when Kim is not in the studio, she can be found out and about looking for hidden gems in our little mountain town.
Tanya-Customer Experience/Junior Designer
Growing up in the foothills of the Alberta Rockies, Tanya has always had a passion for exploring and appreciating the beauty of nature. When not at work, you can bet on finding Tanya riding the local mountain bike trails with her pup Bodhi, climbing with her hubby in the Smoke Bluffs or making crafts with anything mother nature can provide. Tanya has a loud infectious laugh that inevitably has the whole shop laughing with her in no time. She is a certified yoga teacher. Her genuine love for connecting with people and bringing a smile to their face makes Tanya a great addition to the Billies team.
Daniella-Customer Experience/Junior Designer
Originally coming from out east, Daniella has now been on the west coast for 6 years and happily calls Squamish home. She’s inspired most by nature and loves to create, so when the opportunity came about to work with flowers it seemed like the perfect fit. She loves making art, her dog River, classic rock music and spending time outdoors exploring all Squamish has to offer.
Location and Store Hours
Located in the heart of downtown Squamish, nestled amongst the mountains you can find us:
38082 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish, BC
PO Box 1736, Squamish BC, V8B 0B2
Monday through Saturday 9:30AM - 6:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM - 3:00PM
We are open with extended hours on floral holidays and closed most statutory holidays. Please call the shop for more details.