Explore Coquitlam

Picture Yourself in Coquitlam 

Calling all adventurers! Coquitlam is embracing national Tourism Week (May 28-June 3) with a fun campaign aimed to inspire locals and residents to share their snapshots of Coquitlam with the world.

To celebrate Coquitlam, the City is posting four picture frames ​in prime tourism locations. Have some fun beginning Saturday, May 27 searching for the frames, whether you’re strolling around Lafarge Lake, conquering the Coquitlam Crunch, going wild in Mundy Park or stepping back in time at Mackin House.

YOUR MISSION: Spot the frames, pose for a photo and share on social media using the hashtag #explorecoquitlam

One lucky participant will win this awesome prize:

  • $100 gift card toward food or golf at Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club: www.westwoodplateaugolf.com
  • Sunday brunch for two people at the Wild Fig Restaurant & Lounge at the Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre: www.wildfig.ca
  • Tickets for two to play in a real life escape room at Trapped Coquitlam: www.trapped.ca

The prize will be drawn after June 30, 2017. Full contest details are available at  www.coquitlam.ca/contest

2017 Coquitlam Travel ​& Experience Guide

Coquitlam Travel and Experience Guide (download)

Go Fish in Coquitlam's Stocked Lakes

Two of Coquitlam's lakes are teeming with rainbow trout right now and conditions are ideal for urban fishing. Whether you're age three or 83, fishing is an activity that can be enjoyed by all, and here in Coquitlam, you don't have to travel far to cast your line. 

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC recently stocked Lafarge and Como lakes with 1,000 trout each, and the months of May and June are among the best for local fishing. 

Both lakes have ample parking and are easily accessed by transit. At Lafarge Lake, it’s as easy as stepping off the SkyTrain at Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station, fishing rod in hand, and walking to the water’s edge. 

Don’t forget! B.C. freshwater sport fishing licenses are required for recreational lake fishing for age 16 and over. You can purchase them online through the government of B.C. website (just $10 for the day for British Columbians).

fishingFun Fishing Events

Como Lake Fishing Derby (May 28): Free, family-oriented fun for kids under age 16 at Como Lake, with prizes awarded for a variety of catches.

Lafarge Lake Annual Free Fishing Day (June 18): Fishy fun and prizes during B.C.’s free fishing weekend, when anglers can fish B.C.’s waters without a licence. The lake is stocked in the morning.

Learn to Fish (May-June): The City of Coquitlam offers free Learn 2 Fish events for children between the ages of 5-17. The classes are free (by donation) in partnership with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. Details in the spring recreation guide.

familyfundayMore Upcoming Events

City-wide garage sale (May 27): Hunting for a bargain? Get ready to find some hidden treasures.

Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival (May 27): Hungry? Feast your eyes on this foodie frenzy on Burlington Drive next to City Hall from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also featuring live music and an artisan market.

Family Fun Day (May 27): Free fun from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring Bobs and LoLo, crafts, Tumblebus, face painting and a fire truck!

Festival of Music in the Park (May 27): Town Centre Park Plaza will come alive with music when choir groups and musical performers from School District 43 take the stage from 10 a.m.-3 p.m

DeBoville Slough Nature Walk (May 28): Get to know more about the plants, animals and birds in the area. A free, family-friendly walk from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the kiosk at the north side of DeBoville Slough and be sure to dress for the weather, including sturdy walking shoes. info@fodbs.org  

MEC Vancouver Century Ride (May 28): Choose between a 50 km or 100 km ride that takes you through Coquitlam’s scenic countryside.


Visitor Information Centres

Mackin House

(Official Coquitlam Visitor Centre)

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.

Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

(Local Information Available)

#205 – 2773 Barnet Highway
Coquitlam, BC  V3B 1C2
Phone: 604-464-2716
Email: info@tricitieschamber.com
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 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

For more information about Coquitlam's tourism sector, review the Tourism Sector Fact Sheet.

Travel & Experience Guide Advertising Opportunities

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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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