Park Spark

Upcoming Events

Lights at Lafarge – Winter Lights Display ​Survey

Please take a few minutes and provide feedback on Coquitlam’s light display, one of the largest free outdoor light events in the Lower Mainland. This survey should require no more than 10 minutes of your time and your feedback will guide us in enhancing this display in future years. Take the survey.

Nov. 26 – Jan 22, 4:30 – 11 p.m.

More than 100,000 twinkling lights will illuminate Lafarge Lake this holiday season in a magical outdoor display that’s sure to delight visitors of all ages. Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display is one of the largest free outdoor light events in the Lower Mainland, and this season’s spectacle will be even bigger and brighter than ever before.

The lights display can be viewed seven days a week from dusk until 11 p.m. until Jan. 22. New this year, the lights will remain on until ​1 a.m. on Jan. 1 for visitors to take a magical stroll through the park to ring in the New Year!​

View the winter light displays at these locations | map:  

  • City Hall and Spirit Square, 3000 Guildford Way
    View the dazzling display of 10,000 lights located by the Burlington St. entrance to City Hall and Spirit Square. The Christmas tree alone has over 2,500 lights and is approximately 30 feet tall.
  • Lafarge Lake, Guildford Way & Pinetree Way
    For the first time, the Winter Lights Display will wrap its way entirely around Lafarge Lake, leading visitors on a 1.2-kilometre loop through 10 themed zones. 

Parking

There are lots of parking options available throughout Town Centre Park, off Trevor Wingrow Way close to the display. Please note there is no light display parking permitted at the Evergreen Cultural Centre parking lot.

 

Park Spark Welcome Tent, Upcoming Activities

On selected evenings the Coquitlam’s Park Spark team, along with volunteer Park Hosts, will be greeting visitors and hosting a range of free pop-up experiences, including caroling, hot chocolate nights, and workshops. 

Drop in anytime between 6 – 8 p.m. The Welcome Tent will be located on the east side of Lafarge Lake. Come and discover what's happening!

  • Mon. Jan. 9: Scavenger Hunt
  • Wed. Jan. 11: Lantern Workshop – Make a lantern to add to our bright reflections display!    
  • Fri. Jan. 13: Wildlife Bingo – Join the Environmental Services Department for Wildlife Bingo!
  • Sat. Jan. 14: Canada 150 Parade – Drop into the Welcome Tent at 7 p.m. wearing your best Canada wear, and join us for a procession to the O Canada section of the lights!
  • Mon. Jan. 16: Scavenger Hunt with a performance by the Glen Pine Singers (performance weather permitting)
  • Wed. Jan. 18: Lantern Workshop – It's your last chance to make a lantern to add to our bright reflections display!
  • Fri. Jan. 20: Scavenger Hunt
  • Sat. Jan. 21: The Coquitlam Heritage Society – Join the Coquitlam Heritage Society as they show off some Coquitlam artifacts and host a fun craft!

Bring Coquitlam Parks Alive!

Park Spark is your chance to have fun and gain meaningful experiences while enhancing Coquitlam’s parks. We offer a variety of opportunities for people to lend their expertise or experiences to connect with our parks.

Opportunities include:

  • Ongoing park care activities – Help take care of a park on your own schedule.
  • Drop-in volunteer activities – View upcoming events and examples of past drop-in activities below.
  • Group park projects – Involve your business, community group or school in a fun park project.
  • Park amenity additions – Donate a Little Library to your local park.
    Little Libraries are small wooden structures where people are free to take and leave books. 

For more information contact the Park Spark Program Coordinator:
Phone: 604-927-6312
Email: parkspark@coquitlam.ca

Mundy Volunteer PhotoMundy Park Volunteer Photographers

Each month we'll feature a new photo from our Mundy Park Volunteer Photographers. Interested in submitting your photos? Contact the Park Spark Program Coordinator at parkspark@coquitlam.ca.

Sign up for the Mundy Park List Serv to hear about upcoming volunteer opportunities in Mundy Park.

 

Past Events

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  • Coquitlam Remembers

  • 150th Celebration Garden Planting at Blue Mountain Park

  • Mundy Park Volunteer Photographers

  • Xylem Inc. Hoy/Scott Creek Watershed Clean Up

  • Scott Creek Community Garden Little Library

  • Flag Painting

  • Blue Mountain Park Toy Library & Pop Up Beach

  • 125 Laughter Yoga Challenge

  • TELUS Day of Giving

  • Town Centre Park Little Library

  • Simon Fraser Students Community Garden App

  • Geocaching Community's "Cache in, Trash Out" Mackin Park Clean Up

  • Scott Creek Middle School Real Acts of Caring

  • Como Lake Family Day Clean Up