Coquitlam in Bloom

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Coquitlam will compete in the 2017 International Challenge- stay tuned for this year's initiatives! 

2016 Coquitlam in Bloom Profile BookCoquitlam Wins Big!

Announced Oct. 29 at the 2016 Communities in Bloom National/International Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Regina, Coquitlam was recognized as the winner of the national Over-50,000 population category of this year’s Communities in Bloom civic pride and beautification competition.

The City of Coquitlam competed against St. John’s, Newfoundland. Coquitlam received a “5 Blooms Silver” rating and a special mention for Mackin House Museum and Mackin Park.

National Communities in Bloom Judges

Coquitlam rolled out the red carpet for a panel of visiting judges July 20 and 21 as it seeks a national Communities in Bloom win to mark the year of its 125th birthday.

Hailing from Ontario and Nova Scotia, the judges ​received a Coquitlam in Bloom 2016 Profile Book (download) and toured City highlights such as the Centennial Rose Garden, Riverview Arboretum, Mundy Park, Mackin House, Place des Arts, Austin Heights, Coquitlam River and Town Centre Park. At each stop, the judges were hosted by local business owners and community members.​ 


Featured Projects

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  • Heirloom Seed Collection

  • Coquitlam Munch

  • 125 Coquitlam Gardens

  • "Coquitlam" Rose

  • Little Toy Libraries

  • Flower of the Year – Dahlia

​Get Involved

  • Help keep Coquitlam tidy and litter-free.
  • Help beautify the places where you live, work or spend time – consider planting a garden, tidying up the property and improving street appeal. 
  • Plant Coquitlam’s flower of the year in your garden.
  • Join in the 125 Garden Photos project by taking a picture of your favourite garden, whether it’s a vegetable plot, flower display or pots on your balcony.
  • Volunteer for the Little Toy Libraries program. Contact Jennifer Urbaniak, Park Spark Program Coordinator for information. Email: | Phone: 604-927-6312

2015 Coquitlam in Bloom

Watch our inspiring video in celebration of 2015 Coquitlam in Bloom activities that brought joy to our residents all year long!

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  • 2015 Results

About Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering community pride, environmental responsibility and beautification.

It uses friendly competition between communities to bring together local businesses, service clubs, residents and civic government to focus on enhancing their community.

Judges visit the City over a two-day period in the summer to assess the performance of four sectors: municipal, business and institutions, residential and community involvement.  

Each of these sectors is judged on their performance in six categories:

  1. Tidiness
  2. Environmental action
  3. Heritage conservation
  4. Urban forestry
  5. Landscape
  6. Floral displays