Featured Plant

Regal Celebration Maple

To commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, over 150 Regal Celebration Maple trees will be planted throughout the province this year as part of the Lieutenant Governor’s Tree Project, a legacy initiative of Her Honour the Honourable Janice C. Filmon, lieutenant-governor of Manitoba.

Assiniboine Park was one of a six locations selected to receive trees as part of this initiative in 2017. This fall, 71 Regal Celebrations Maple trees were planted in multiple locations throughout the Park including the north side of the Assiniboine River footbridge and along the pathway between the Lyric Theatre and the Riley Family Duck Pond.

Designed to be a living tribute, something other than a traditional medal or gift, the trees are a sustainable way of recognizing award winners and volunteers who have made meaningful contributions to Manitoba.
The Regal Celebration Maple was developed over 20 years by Jeffries Nurseries in Portage la Prairie. The tree combines the hardiness of western maples with the bright red fall colour of eastern maples. The leaf of the Regal Celebration is similar to that which graces the Canadian flag, so Manitobans and Canadians alike with proudly identify with its beauty and grace.


Regal Celebration Maple