Explore Coquitlam

Get Ready for Adventure

Coquitlam is located on nature's doorstep, with endless opportunities for outdoor adventures including hiking, biking, trail running and fishing. The city is ​home to incredible forested areas, with trails that work their way past moss-draped trees, rivers teeming with salmon, and viewpoints to alpine lakes, mountains, wildlife and waterfalls.

With the arrival of SkyTrain's Evergreen Extension, many of these outdoor destinations are now accessible by transit, and visitors can easily experience the activities Coquitlamites have been enjoying for years.

Coquitlam is a grown-up city with a wealth of shopping, dining and entertainment options, a rich heritage and diverse background. Whether you're in search of new adventures or planning to attend an upcoming event, we know you'll be amazed by this bustling metropolis on the edge of wilderness.

​Family Fun and Date Night Ideas

Coquitlam is the place to be this month! Here are some ideas to keep your kids, ​your date and even your pets busy. Share your photos with us on social media! #explorecoquitlam


Explore a new park

Easily accessible by transit, Town Centre Park has outdoor foosball and table tennis as well as a flat 1.2-kilometre trail circling the lake, which is suitable for all ages, including children on bikes.

Another lovely park to explore is Como Lake Park, which has an easy, 1-kilometre trail that loops around the lake, with a playground and two fishing docks (the lake is stocked with rainbow trout).

If you’re looking for a place to release the hounds, try Mundy Park, a heavily forested urban park that has an off-leash park and allows off-leash dogs on certain trails (before 10 a.m.).

Go bowling

Channel your inner Homer Simpson and line up a strike! Zone Bowling has beautiful five- and 10-pin bowling lanes with multiple dining options.

Indoor activities

Raining outside? How about making a splash at City Centre Recreation Centre, which has a wave pool, slide, hot tub, sauna, steam room, lanes for swimming laps, drop-in fitness classes and a gym.

Or lace up your skates for some laps on the ice at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, which offers ice skating, swimming, drop-in fitness classes, dry floor programs and so much more!


Looking for fresh ideas to woo your date?

Get the heart pumping

If your sweetheart is the physical type, why not start off your date with a climb up the Coquitlam Crunch? Feel the burn as you power up 437 stairs followed by a steep trail finishing at an elevation of 280 metres. Your hearts will be pumping after traversing this 2.2-kilometre trail. 


Take in a movie in pure luxury at Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam and VIP, featuring in-seat dining in comfy reserved leather chairs and a licensed lounge. This is an age 19+ venue for those looking for a kid-free experience.

Do dinner

Take a walk down Glen Drive, a short walk from Lincoln SkyTrain station, ​for your pick of hip eateries. Within a three-block span, you'll find Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Persian, Szechuan and Filipino restaurants


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Visitor Information Centres

Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3
Phone: 604-464-2716
Email: info@tricitieschamber.com
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mackin House

1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G3
Phone: 604-516-6151
Email: info@coquitlamheritage.ca
Tuesday - Friday:  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.


The City of Coquitlam offers a range of accommodation options from hotels to motels, to bed and breakfasts. Coquitlam has four hotels with approximately 390 rooms, one motel with 39 rooms and approximately 10 bed and breakfasts.

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Tourism Sector

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Contact Us

For further information on tourism development opportunities, please contact:

Tourism Office
Economic Development Division
P:  604-927-3912

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