Feb 28, 2017 Return to Headlines

Pick Up Coquitlam’s 2017 Travel & Experience Guide for Insider Tips and Hidden Gems

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, February 28, 2017 – What do “forest bathing,” salmon, a park that was a retreat for the wealthy, and a giant frog have in common? They are just some of the unique findings in the Coquitlam 2017 Travel & Experience Guide that highlight fresh ideas for exploring this city’s incredible backyard.

The 48-page magazine, available free at any City facility, offers details on this year’s hottest festivals and events, plus insider information on must-do experiences so you can play tourist in your own town.

Coquitlam is stepping up its roster of events this summer, with top musical acts set to take the stage at Town Centre Park Plaza. From free evening concerts to the Kaleidoscope arts festival, beer and wine festivals and a special Canada Day 150 celebration (to name a few), this year will be the perfect time for a staycation and for visitors to discover what Coquitlam is all about.

With the arrival of SkyTrain’s Evergreen Extension, Coquitlam is more connected than ever, providing both locals and Metro Vancouver visitors easy access to our shopping centres and neighbourhoods, festivals, cultural events and sporting activities.

Whether you are seeking ideas for how to entertain the kids on a warm summer’s day or searching for new dining recommendations, Coquitlam’s Travel & Experience Guide is jam-packed with suggestions. Out-of-town guests coming to stay? This is the guide for you.

It offers tips for biking, hiking, fishing, running and bird watching. It also has a special section of free and fun activities for families, details about some upcoming sporting events, plus recommendations including Coquitlam’s best patios and public artwork you won’t want to miss. You’ll learn some interesting historical facts and gain insight into several of the city’s most fascinating neighbourhoods.

So dig out your hiking boots, walking shoes, mountain bikes or fishing gear and get ready for new adventures!

Pick up your free copy of the Coquitlam 2017 Travel & Adventure Guide at any City facility, including recreation centres and City Hall, Visitor Centres throughout BC including Coquitlam’s Mackin House, select Coquitlam businesses, and at various local sport tournaments and festivals. It is also available to view online at www.coquitlam.ca/explore.

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Media contact:
Eric Kalnins
Tourism Manager, City of Coquitlam