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Top Tips on Coquitlam's Hidden Gems

Interested in pristine hiking trails, world-class running trails and free outdoor festivals? Yes, please! Pick up Coquitlam’s 2018 Travel & Experience Guide at any City facility, including City Hall, libraries and recreation centres, or read it online.


2018 Coquitlam Travel ​& Experience Guide


 
Coquitlam Travel and Experience Guide (download)

 

5 Ways to Beat the Heat

Looking for a way to chill out? We’ve got you covered.

  1. Our two outdoor pools are open for the season. For just $2.00 per person, you can throw on your shades and lounge poolside. Or, if you’re looking for free family fun, try out our wading pool or spray parks
  2. Catch a flick at Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam & VIP and escape the heat in comfy seats, complete with a licensed (+19) lounge. Families can also enjoy kid-friendly movies this summer at a cost of $2.99 a seat!
  3. Stop and shop at Coquitlam Centre just steps from Lincoln SkyTrain station. It’s a great way to chill out during the hottest hours of the day.
  4. Grab an icy treat, like the ever-popular Bingsoo, a Korean shaved ice dessert. Steps from Town Centre Park you’ll find Bingsoo at Snowy Village, and Cup Full Dessert Café.
  5. There are plenty of cool urban forests and beautiful trails from Mundy Park to Coquitlam River Trail. Catch some shade, and reconnect with your wild side.

Upcoming Events 

Music on the Grill – Jim Byrnes
Sat, ​Aug. 18, 6 p.m., ticketed 
BBQ dinner served al fresco followed by renowned blues musician Jim Brynes performing in the Studio Theatre. Ticket and event information is available at evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Live History Show, Dinner Theatre
Fri, Aug 24, 6:30  - 7:45 p.m., ticketed event (19+)
Solve a mystery at the Mackin House’s live dinner theatre show. Looking for something the whole family can enjoy? Check out their teen and family events. Find ticket information here coquitlamheritage.ca/events

Summer Weekend Festival
Aug. 24-26, free
The Summer Weekend Festival at Hard Rock Casino includes an East Coast crab boil, a beer garden, free outdoor music, & a cash giveaway. Event details can be found at hardrockcasinovancouver.com.

Do it: Art Exhibition Tour
Sat, Aug 25, 2 - 3 p.m.
As seen in Bangkok, Mexico City, & Moscow, this ever-evolving DIY art exhibition tour explores artist’s instructions and audience’s interpretation of them. Head to evergreenculturalcentre.ca for more details.

Long Table Dinner on the Farm 
August 29, ticketed
Hosted by Coquitlam Farmers Market,grab your friends and enjoy a memorable, farmside Long Table Dinner experience featuring local food, chamagne toast and more. Find tickets and event info here.

Chili Cook Off 
Sun, Sept 2, 10:30 a.m., free
Are you a chili master? Or do you sit at the judges table? Head to the Farmer's Market for the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off, sample a variety of chili, then vote for your favorite!

pARTy@PdA: PAWcasso! Paint with your Pooch
Sat, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m, ticketed
Create a painted masterpiece . . . with your dog! Grab your pooch for an outdoor painting adventure. Canvases, non-toxic paints & light refreshments for both humans and canines will be provided. Tickets and event details can be found here.

Lunch with Fred Soofi 
Sun, Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m., ticketed
Join Chef Fred Soofi of Pasta Polo for a very unique dining experience at the FArmer's Market! Shop with Chef Soofi for market fresh ingredients and then help prepare a delicious meal to enjoy! Tickets and event info here.

Evergreen Cultural Centre 
Don't miss the culture, music, art and theatre events. evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Go Fishing
Anytime, free 

Como Lake and Lafarge Lake have been stocked with rainbow trout. Remember, a fishing license is required for those ages 16+. Take a look at our Travel & Experience Guide for tips​

Coquitlam Farmers Market 
Every Sunday, May - October, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Drop by for fresh local produce, kids’ activities and live entertainment. The Poirier Street Farmer Market takes place in the parking lot of Dogwood Pavilion (corner of Winslow and Poirier).

Coquitlam's Top Attractions   

Interested in the best things to do in Coquitlam, as voted by visitors? According to TripAdvisor.ca reviewers, here are the city’s top three attractions.

1. Town Centre Park
Walk the 1.2-km lakeside trail around Lafarge Lake or take the kids over to the playground and skate park. This park was named Canada’s best public space in 2017 by the Canadian Institute of Planners. You’ll find free outdoor fitness equipment on site as well as table tennis (BYO paddles and ball) and foosball tables. The lake is regularly stocked with trout for urban fishing.

2. Mundy Park 
This 400-acre coastal rainforest urban park offers a lush escape from city life. Explore its extensive trail system totalling 16 km to uncover either of the two pretty lakes. The flat terrain is also great for bike riding.  

Como Lake Park

3. Como Lake Park 
Regularly stocked with rainbow trout, this small lake is a popular fishing spot, with a 1-km lakeside trail and a playground. It’s a great location for canoeing and kayaking.

 

 

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Visitor Information Centres

Mackin House

(Official Coquitlam Visitor Centre)

1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G3
Phone: 604-516-6151
Email: info@coquitlamheritage.ca
Hours:
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.

Accommodations

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
tourism@coquitlam.ca

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