S.P.A.R.C. Museum

Society for the Preservation of Antique Radio in Canada

Photo of an Antique Rogers radio on display at the SPARC Radio Museum

The SPARC museum is located on the Riverview Hospital grounds in Coquitlam, BC Canada, about 15 minutes east of Vancouver

Hours: Most Sundays, 10am – 4pm
Admission: By donation

The Riverview Hospital grounds are a sprawling site with many buildings. It can be a little difficult to find the building containing SPARC. There are two main entry points to Riverview off the Lougheed Hwy (#7) between the Cape Horn interchange and Coquitlam Centre: one at Colony Farm Rd. and one at Orchid Drive. SPARC is located in a light-yellow-beige metal-clad, flat-roof building roughly in the north-south centre of the grounds, up the hillside from the red-brick East Lawn building and south of the white-and-blue North Lawn building.

Once you’re on the Riverview grounds follow the white and blue signs for BCAS.

Parking is plentiful and free.

If you are visiting SPARC on a nice day you may wish to allot some extra time to walk about the Riverview site with it’s arboretum of trees and old architecture, and/or visit Finnie’s garden. Another possibility is to coordinate your visit with one of the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society’s Treefest tours.

Our Sunday programming is transmitted to the radios on the display floor on AM 1240 and FM 89.1 at low power. You may be able to tune in when you get near the building.