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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)

 

Take the Trail Less Travelled

Looking to get away from it all? Hit your stride in Coquitlam’s urban wilderness. It’s getting to the height of hiking season and Coquitlam is full of striking ​trails. People of all ages and fitness levels can be found trekking three main areas including Westwood Plateau/Eagle Ridge, Pinecone Burke Provincial Park and Minnekhada Regional Park. 

From friendly forest ​paths to more challenging hikes with remote mountain viewpoints, pg. 22-23 in Coquitlam’s Travel & Experience Guide will give you insider tips including important information about travelling safely in the outdoors and being bear aware.

Unsure about which hikes might suit your level? Let an expert guide you and join a hiking tour through one of the ​our many outdoor recreation programs.  

 

Upcoming Events 

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).

Evergreen Cultural Centre
Don't miss the culture, music and theatre events happening in June. Ticket info: 604-927-6555, evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Daisy Day
Sat, June 9, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. free
FREE Pancake breakfast: 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Discover local vendors, delicious food and family-friendly fun in the vibrant Austin Heights neighbourhood.

Teddy Bear Family Concert
Sat, June 9, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., free
Head over to Town Centre Park’s TD Community Plaza for entertainment and live music from kid-favourite Bobs & Lolo. For parade details visit the ​event page.

Teddy Bear Parade & Picnic
Sun, June 10, 9:45 a.m. – 4 p.m., free
Parade: 9:45 – 11 a.m. Picnic: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bring little ones (and their teddies too) to watch the parade march up to the Teddy Bear Picnic at Town Centre Park. Visit the event page for route location and details. 

The BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival
Fri, June 15 – Sat, June 16, ticketed
Kick Off Ceilidh: Fri, June 15, 5 – 9:30 p.m.
Highland Games: Sat, June 16, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Kilts, bag pipes, highland dancing, caber tossing, kids activities and a great beer garden all at Town Centre Park, Percy Perry Stadium! For tickets and event details visit bchighlandgames.com

Lafarge Lake Family Fishing Day
Sun, June 17 (Father’s Day), 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., free
Perfect for Father’s Day, Lafarge Lake will be fully stocked with rainbow trout—no fishing license required and volunteers will be onsite at Fishing Day to help teach little ones and offer angling tips and tricks.

Canada Day
Sun, July 1, 12 – 10:30 p.m., free
A free community festival filled with live music, incredible food and drink, family-friendly activities and of course, spectacular fireworks. Visit coquitlam.ca/canadaday.

 

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

Want to advertise in the City's leading premium tourism publication? Check out our Advertising Opportunities!

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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