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 Squamish legend, Billie Kibsey. Forty-four 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. With over 16 years of floral experience, Alanna still loves to stay current and has recently studied with Tulipina and Sinclair & Moore. Her design sensibility is imbued with her love for evocative colour palettes and lush surprising botanical delights. Full, flowing and lush garden style bouquets make her heart pound and she feels humbled by the opportunity to use flowers as her medium to help express emotion. 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. . Ferns & moss, textiles & trees, travelling & hiking and her family are a few of her favourite things.
Kevin-Co-owner, Store Director
Originally hailing from 'Down Under', Kevin has been in the agriculture industry for over twenty-five years. He knows the local growers and takes pride in the jigsaw puzzle process of fitting the dozens of buckets of flowers and potted plants into the delivery van. 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. He is lit up by the daily comments of how Billies brings inspiration and a sense of peace to those who visit our shop. He is truly committed to our core values and always has a word of gratitude and appreciation for the team. In his spare time Kevin can be found rocking out on the drums, perusing the local vinyl shop and being Super-Dad to Alanna and Kevin's son, Shem.
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. Her arrangements continue to evolve and change, always dancing with movement, mood and exciting colour combinations. Each day the team marvel at the beautiful creations she produces.n When not found in the floral studio, Lynne can be found hiking in the high alpine mountains, golfing the local greens, or walking the beach looking for the perfect piece of driftwood.
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 lovely infectious laugh that inevitably has the whole shop laughing with her in no time. She is also a certified yoga teacher. Tanya has a genuine love for connecting with people and bringing a smile to their face but also is an extraordinary designer with an eye for colour and a passion for flowers.
Kendra-Customer Experience/ Junior Designer
Kendra is an Alberta born climber, runner, cyclist and outdoor lover with a passion for adventure. You can find her out on the bike trails learning the tricks of the trade or climbing the amazing granite at the local crags. As a kid she was sometimes caught red handed picking flowers from her neighbours garden and making miniature bouquets. Today, you can be sure to find small jars of freshly picked wildflowers on camping and road trips. She is excited to be in Squamish and loves the small town friendly vibe. Kendra brings a fresh and natural feel to her design and loves meeting people from all over the world who visit our shop.
Amanda-Customer Experience/Junior Designer
Amanda brings a background of customer service expertise and passion for design to Billies. Her talents range from making natural home cleaning products to interior design. Amanda is a grounded and calm presence in the store, a welcome face on a busy day of wedding production! She is excited to be learning the art of floral design and all the individual needs and desires of the wide selection of plants at Billies.
Stacey-Visual Merchandiser / Official Joy Bringer
Stacey Tucker is a successful entrepreneur, a teacher, interior designer, an author and a parent. She is the founder of The Bodhi Tree (Bow-Dee Tree) and Stacey, an online meditation story room for children. It was created out of Stacey’s deep rooted belief in meditation and mindfulness. The goal of The Bodhi Tree and Stacey is to inspire, educate and evoke a sense of mindfulness in children and their parents all over the world. Check it out at www.kidsmeditation.netnStacey brings her passion for inspiring those around her to live their best lives into the store each day. She is a successful life coach and has imbued heart-centered team building and problem solving into the family of staff. Her love for people allows Billies to be a place where Stacey can share her vibrancy and passion, while guiding our customers to secret nooks and crannies in the store where they may delight in an unexpected gift or plant. Her interior design skills come to life in her role as visual merchandiser, bringing magic and stories into the displays around the shop.
Julie-Wedding Designer/Store Support
Julie has many years of experience in all things creative. A highly talented individual, she creates distinctly gorgeous boutonnieres, corsages, flower crowns, bouquets and garlands for our weddings. Ask Julie to make anything and she will work her magic into it, creating a work of art with flowers, foliages and plants. Julie has a deep appreciation for flowers and their natural beauty and is an immense support in the process of receiving and caring for the blooms while they live in our shop. nJulie is also a visual artist, a seamstress and also makes wedding cakes. When not working her floral magic, you can find her in her garden or cycling around Squamish enjoying the sights with her family.
Annabel-Junior Designer/ Store Support
Annabel started her creative career while finishing high school here in Squamish. Her work experience placement landed her in the perfect place-where opportunities abound for creative expression. Annabel delights in creating beautiful terrariums and bouquets and always has a personal flair to add to her creations. nAnnabel also is lucky to enjoy the feeling of Christmas every day at Billies as she opens boxes and packages and displays all our new merchandise, many of which are made by local artisans.
Erika-Junior Designer/ Daily Hug Provider
As a previous customer, Erika has always enjoyed coming into Billies Flower House. In her own words, “Billies is such a unique and pleasing environment. I feel like I am in a sanctuary when I am here.” Billies is the perfect place for Erika to contribute to the community by offering her many years of customer service experience spiced up with some creative Latino flavor. Erika loves nature and gardening and she welcomes the opportunity to be more creative working with plants and flowers. When not at work, she can be found enjoying the outdoors, camping, hiking or walking with her dog Gypsy. Erika stays active with Nia classes and Yoga. She enjoys the sounds of Shannon Falls and how it connects her with nature. She has been looking for the perfect full shade plant that will survive windy Squamish to add to her home garden.
Miranda-Junior Designer/ Customer Experience
Miranda calls her part time position at Billies her creative outlet. Her career in the medical field is beautifully balanced with her position here working with flowers and plants. A regular customer for many years, and a constant student in every one of our design classes, from floral design & terrariums, to succulent wreaths and planters, it was only natural that her passion for flowers and plants would evolve into her joining the team at Billies. Having had a Dad who is a farmer at heart, she inherited her love for plants and the outdoors. Miranda lives in Squamish with her wonderful husband, 2 year old son and Lou her crazy boxer. Creating something beautiful for someone else to love brings her so much joy. Miranda has a natural eye for design and colour and has embraced floral design readily. When not at work you can find Miranda enjoying the outdoors with family or friends on motorbikes, pedal bikes, sleds, or boards of any kind.
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 Friday 9:30AM - 5:30PM (summer only)
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.Please remember we do not deliver on Sundays.