Paramount Orchids was started in 1995. We've been growing orchids commercially for 20 years, and currently have approximately 35,000 orchid plants growing in our new British Columbia greenhouses, most of which are intermediate to warm growing.
We carry a very good selection of oncidium intergenerics (oncidiums, miltonias, brassias, odontoglossums, odontonias, odontocidiums, colmanaras, burragearas, vuylstekearas, brassidiums, miltonidiums, wilsonaras, miltassias, etc), as well as many different paphiopedilums, cattleya types, some phalaenopsis, many different dendrobiums and masdevallias as well as a very wide variety of orchid species and unusual hybrids.
The Calgary operation is now permanently closed and all plant inquiries will be dealt with from our Vancouver Island location. We are still in the process of updating our web page to reflect current stock and pricing though, for the most part, it is up do date.
NOTE: Canadian mail order shipments currently are processed from April to October (weather permitting). Unless otherwise specified, we send the plants by Express Post with delivery generally occurring within three business days. Shipping is charged at actual cost.
NOTE: Effective September 1, 2016 shipments to the United States are being resumed for all orders that can be shipped via Canada Post/United States Postal Service delivery. Large orders to the United States, likely $750 or higher, will be shipped by air freight though these orders, in addition to a $25 shipping and documentation fee, will also be subject to a customs brokerage fee which fee is based on the dollar value of the order. The minimum order for shipments by Canada Post is $150 Cdn (excluding shipping).
The change to the minimum order is the result of increased cost and time required to ship internationally. Specifically, instead of simply bringing our paperwork to a local Canada Post office (5 minutes away) the changes occasioned by new Cites requirements will result in us having to drive approximately an hour (each way) to the nearest airport where we will be able to have our shipment processed through a Canada Services Border Agency official. That done, we then will be able to bring the shipment to a Canada Post office to have the parcel sent on its way.
We will assess whether the increased minimum of $150 is cost effective for us to continue shipping to the United States however, for the foreseeable future, we will process orders that meet this threshold.
Our Cites Multiple Export Permit has now expires and we are in the process of obtaining a renewal which should be in place by April 2017.
HOURS OF OPERATION: Currently appointments are required to visit the greenhouses. To schedule an appointment, please email us at email@example.com or phone us (from nine AM to five PM) at 1 250 248-7023 and we will confirm a time and date that is mutually satisfactory.
Here's how to contact us:
Phone: 1 250 248-7023
Mailing Address: Paramount Orchids, 95 Renz Road, Parksville BC Canada V9P 1E8
Gift Certificates. If you are not sure what orchid to buy, a solution might be to purchase a gift certificate (you can do so in person at the greenhouse, or either by emailing us or by phoning us). If you wish, we would be happy to send the certificate to the recipient directly via email (if you can provide us with their email address) or to your own email address so that you can print it off and arrange to deliver it yourself. All of this can be done without leaving your home with payment being made by phone!
Orchids Shows: We will be attending the Victoria Orchid Show on March 3-5, 2017, the Vancouver Orchid Show on March 26 and 27, 2017, the Foothills Orchid Society Show (Calgary) on June 3 and 4, 2017 as well as the Central Vancouver Island (Nanaimo) show and the Fraser Valley Orchid (Langley) show, both in the fall of 2017.
We also anticipate attending the Summer Vancouver Orchid Sale at the Van Dusen Gardens.
Pre-orders of plants for all of these shows can be made by emailing us with your order (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 7 days prior to the start of the show.
Last updated February 13, 2017
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