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 easily accessible by transit, and visitors can 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. It's where city life meets wildlife.
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Fun Activities for Your Spring Break Staycation
School is almost out – so now what? Check out these suggestions for fun, free and affordable activities and events that will make your Coquitlam staycation one to remember.
Spring Break Festival
Take part in a hilarious festival of interactive storytelling theatre at Evergreen Cultural Centre from March 21-23. Shows include Peter Pan, Snow White and Rumpelstiltskin playing at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Watch as members of the audience are called up on stage to join in the fun!
Free Movie Matinee
Drop in to the City Centre or Poirier branches of the Coquitlam Public Library for a free showing of The Secret Life of Pets March 21 from 1:30-3:05 p.m. Registration not required – just drop in.
Cheap March Break Movies
If the weather isn’t cooperating, why not kick back at a large-screen showing of Fantastic Beasts, Storks, The Secret Life of Pets or Trolls? These films will be showing every day at SilverCity Coquitlam and VIP Cinemas from March 20-24 starting as early as 11 a.m. Best of all, tickets are just $2.99.
Get your School’s Out! Pass
Keep the kids active over the holiday break without breaking the bank. For $20, your child can enjoy unlimited access to Coquitlam’s indoor pools and drop-in programs.
Let the kids run wild! Crash Crawley's features a two-storey crazy maze of tunnels, bridges, ball pits, slides and more. Other attractions include laser tag, glow-in-the-dark mini golf and a miniature train ride.
Scale a Wall
Climb Base5 in Coquitlam is home to Metro Vancouver’s largest climbing wall, 16,000 square feet of climbing space, plus a 1,000-square-foot ‘Tsunami Wall’ for bouldering.
Get (indoor) camping
A few spaces remain for some Spring Break camps.
Explore Mundy Park
Did you know that TripAdvisor rates Mundy Park the number one thing to do in Coquitlam? Go for a bike ride, take a nature walk, try out the free Disc Golf Course or do some geocaching. We have tons of suggestions for how to have fun at this incredible park.
Take a Hike
A great option for all age levels is Minnekhada Regional Park, a 200-hectare park located just minutes from Coquitlam’s City Centre. For more details, see page 23 in the 2017 Coquitlam Travel & Experience Guide.
Persian Fire Festival
Fire pits will be stationed throughout Town Centre Park on March 14 from 6-10 p.m. to celebrate Chaharshanbe Suri with the Tri-City Iranian Cultural Society. This age-old tradition involves jumping through fire, which is believed to burn fear from people’s spirits in preparation for the New Year.
For a list of great playgrounds to try throughout Coquitlam, turn to page 33 in Coquitlam's Travel & Experience Guide.
Show off your skills at Mackin Park’s skatepark (1046 Brunette Ave.) or Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way) near the playground.
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Visitor Information Centres
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G3
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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