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.
Fun Activities this Winter
This the perfect time of year for exploring new places and trying activities that will test your brain and body. If you’re looking for something new, check out these fun ideas out of Coquitlam this month. Share your photos with us! #explorecoquitlam
Hit the Ice
Nothing is more Canadian than lacing up the skates and zipping around the ice. Round up the kids, pop on those helmets and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Indoor drop-in skating is available at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex.
Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display (Until Jan. 22)
Just a few days left to take in the fabulous lights display at Lafarge Lake. Wrap up warm and stroll the 1.2-kilometre walk around the lake to take in the 10 themed zones. Coquitlam's Park Spark team will be organizing events including workshops and scavenger hunts, so check their website for updates. Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way, close to Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain Station. Parking is available off of Trevor Wingrove Way.
Coquitlam Express Home Games
Could the next NHL star be skating on home ice? Head over to Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex at 633 Poirier St. to cheer on the Coquitlam Express and scope out the talent of the BCHL. Whether you’re feeding a hockey addiction or simply looking for an affordable, family-friendly night out, this is guaranteed to be a fun outing. Regular season runs until Feb. 24.
Evergreen Cultural Centre
Highlights at ECC in the coming weeks include the quirky one-woman show, The (Post) Mistress, and a performance by the critically acclaimed Canadian Guitar Quartet. Families won’t want to miss A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a whimsical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic, featuring fairies, love potions and talking donkeys (ticket admission is pay-what-you-can).
Climb a Mountain
It’s true that Coquitlam is on the edge of nature, surrounded with mountains, but during soggy weather, why not try something new and scale an indoor climbing wall? Did you know that Coquitlam is home to the largest climbing gym in Metro Vancouver? Climb Base5 boasts more than 16,000 square feet of climbing space, a 1,000-square-foot ‘Tsunami Wall’ for bouldering, and custom programs for kids, groups and adults.
Knock ’em Down
Channel your inner Homer Simpson and line up a strike! Bowling is a great activity for all ages on a rainy day, and Zone Bowling in Coquitlam has a beautiful five- and 10-pin bowling alley that attracts visitors from all over Metro Vancouver.
Take a Hike
Just a short drive from Coquitlam’s City Centre, Minnekhada Regional Park nature sanctuary offers a place to get away from it all. The 200-hectare park has a variety of trails and is rich with wildlife. If the ground is covered in snow, take a walk around the marsh and enjoy the scenery, or walk to the Low Knoll. Depending on the conditions, you could try the 6.5-kilometre trek to the High Knoll to be rewarded with incredible views of the marsh below (allow yourself at least 2 ½ hours). The park is also home to Minnekhada Lodge, a 1930s country estate that is a popular film and wedding spot, open to the public on occasion for touring.
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.
For more information about Coquitlam's tourism sector, review the Tourism Sector Fact Sheet.
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