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  1. A photo of Maillardville&#39s Clock Tower

    Five-Year Capital Plan Prepares Coquitlam for Future

    Coquitlam plans to allocate more than $631 million over the next five years to a capital plan that takes care of core infrastructure while adding or upgrading facilities and amenities to meet future needs. Read on...
  2. Shannon Files Fraser Mills

    Archival Records Bring Untold Fraser Mills Stories to Light

    Many residents may not be aware that Fraser Mills was once an independent municipality with its own elections, taxes and a multicultural community. Read on...
  3. Crowd enjoying an outdoor concert in an amphitheatre on a sunny day

    Local Groups Benefit from Spirit of Coquitlam Grants

    The City of Coquitlam has awarded over $200,000 in Spirit of Coquitlam grants in support of local non-profit and community-based organizations. Read on...
  4. Image of four BCSMA awards arranged in a row

    Coquitlam Recognized as Leader in Workplace Safety

    Coquitlam is being recognized for its leadership in occupational health and safety for a fourth consecutive year with a provincial municipal safety award. Read on...
  5. Sparky posing with kids at Lights at Lafarge

    Enhance Your Lights at Lafarge Experience

    Scavenger hunts, light up sports and caroling nights are just some of ways you can enhance your Lights at Lafarge experience this winter. Read on...
  6. Hand holding phone with winter weather notification on screen

    Download the Coquitlam Curbside Collection App this Winter

    Coquitlam residents can download the free Coquitlam Curbside Collection mobile app to receive collection day reminders and instant service disruption notifications if they receive collection service from the City. Read on...
  7. NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

    Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, December 12, 2022

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. Read on...
  8. Stoney Creek

    Coquitlam Increases Monitoring of Construction Site Discharge

    Large new development sites in Coquitlam’s Stoney Creek Watershed will soon be required to install high-tech water quality monitoring equipment. Read on...
  9. City plow truck removing snow

    Be Prepared for Snow

    With snow in the forecast, now is the time to make sure you are prepared and ‘winter wise.’ Read on...
  10. Photo of the exterior of Coquitlam City Hall

    Last Chance to Participate in Coquitlam’s 2023 Budget Planning Survey

    There is one week left for the public to complete a survey in order to provide feedback on the City’s 2023 budget planning. Read on...
  11. Coquitlam Fire Rescue Christmas

    Have a Fun and Fire Safe Holiday Season

    As you get ready for the holiday season, Coquitlam Fire/Rescue has simple fire safety tips to protect your family and home. Read on...
  12. Photo of 2 people walking on a sidewalk with a cars parked along the side of the road

    Trades Parking Frees Up Street Parking

    Coquitlam will be looking to its unused properties to generate community value and funding for new park amenities, while freeing up street parking in areas with active construction. Read on...
  13. Adults stretching in a yoga class

    Sign Up for General Recreation and Fitness Programs Nov. 23

    Coquitlam residents can soon plan their winter 2023 activities, with general recreation and fitness program registration starting on Nov. 23 at 8:30 a.m. Read on...
  14. Fire and Light Performance

    Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge Season Kicks Off Nov. 26

    Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge are back this year with new lighting features and a free kick-off event that’s sure to spark your holiday spirit. Read on...
  15. Junior Firefighter Program

    Applications Open for 2023 Junior Firefighter Program

    Grade 11 and 12 students from School District No. 43 interested in learning more about a career in firefighting are encouraged to apply for the 2023 Junior Firefighter program. Read on...
  16. NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

    Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, November 21, 2022

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. Read on...
  17. Putting leaves in a kraft paper bag

    Last Week of Extra Yard Trimmings Collection for Fall

    Next week is the last week to take advantage of the City’s Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings program that helps with the collection of extra yard trimmings. Read on...
  18. Coyote

    Coyote Conflicts Reported around Miller Park and the Glenayre/Oakdale Area

    Coyotes live in urban areas around Coquitlam and there are recent reports of coyotes showing aggression towards pets in the neighborhoods near Miller Park and the Glenayre/Oakdale area. Read on...
  19. Public Works Vehicle

    Now is the Time to Get Winter Wise

    With winter just around the corner, now is the time to make sure you are Winter Wise. Read on...
  20. Kids skating in hockey program

    Sign Up for Winter Skating and Swimming Programs on Nov. 9

    Winter 2023 recreation program registration is coming up with two dates to watch—one for skating and swimming and one for general recreation and fitness. Read on...
  21. Coquitlam Public Library City Centre Branch

    Board Members Sought for Coquitlam Library Board

    Applications are currently being accepted for vacancies on the Coquitlam Library Board. Read on...
  22. A view of City Hall from the corner of Guildford

    Participate In Coquitlam’s 2023 Budget Planning

    As the City prepares its 2023 budget, the Coquitlam community members are invited to provide feedback through an online survey. Read on...
  23. Remembrance Day 2020

    Honour Our Veterans and Armed Forces as Coquitlam Remembers

    Coquitlam residents are encouraged to honour veterans in meaningful ways this Remembrance Day. Read on...
  24. catch basin

    Heavy Rain and Wind Warning in Effect

    Heavy rain and a wind warning are in the forecast in Coquitlam. City crews will be checking drainage intakes and critical catch basins. Residents can also take steps to reduce the risk of flooding and other impacts. Read on...
  25. Daytime view overlooking Lafarge Lake

    Inaugural Coquitlam Council Meeting Monday, Nov. 7

    On Monday, Nov. 7, Coquitlam’s 2022-2026 City Council will participate in their inaugural Council meeting. Read on...
  26. Young boy in Halloween costume

    City of Coquitlam Tips for a Safe and Fun Halloween

    With Halloween quickly approaching, Coquitlam is reminding residents about safety tips. Read on...
  27. Two youth planting trees

    Coquitlam Recognized with National Community Awards

    Coquitlam was recognized with the Green Cities Award, as well as a rating of 5 Blooms – Gold and second place in the ‘2022 Year of the Garden’ contest at the 2022 Communities in Bloom (CiB) National & International Symposium and Awards. Read on...
  28. Woman Dropping Off a Blue Recycle Bin

    Coquitlam Promotes Circular Economy Month

    October is Circular Economy Month and Coquitlam is encouraging residents and local business owners to learn about the many benefits of the circular economy and how to use City tools and resources to get involved. Read on...
  29. Adult carrying a shovel

    Volunteer as a Snow Angel this Winter

    Coquitlam is actively recruiting volunteer Snow Angels, neighbours who can lend a helping hand this winter by assisting those who are unable to clear their City sidewalks. Read on...
  30. Coquitlam City Hall

    Official Election Results 2022: Coquitlam Mayor, City Councillors, School Trustees

    Official results are in for Coquitlam’s 2022 General Local Election. Read on...
  31. Image of Burke Mountain Discovery Centre

    Burke Mountain Discovery Centre and Ibex Café + Kitchen Now Open

    There is a new place in town to grab a great cup of coffee or sit down with a glass of wine and a meal, as the Burke Mountain Discovery Centre and Ibex Café + Kitchen opened its doors to the public on Saturday, Oct. 15. Read on...
  32. 2022 Get Out the Vote

    Will You Be Voting in Coquitlam’s Local Election on Saturday?

    Following a number of early voting opportunities, this Saturday, Oct. 15, is the last opportunity for eligible Coquitlam voters to cast their ballot to decide who will represent them at City Hall and on the SD43 School Board. Read on...
  33. Little boy having fun at Salmon Come Home

    Family Friendly Fun at Coquitlam's Annual Salmon Come Home Event

    Coquitlam residents are invited to celebrate local salmon-spawning creeks with a free outdoor celebration and self-guided activities on Sunday, Oct. 23. Read on...
  34. Cultural Summit - News Flash

    Coquitlam’s Cultural Summit Returns

    Get inspired and connect with local arts leaders and creative thinkers at the 2022 Coquitlam Cultural Summit. This year’s Summit will explore Embracing Inclusivity + Resilience — A Path Forward. Read on...
  35. Raking leaves

    Extra Yard Trimmings Collection for Fall

    As Coquitlam residents start working on fall yard clean-up, the City’s Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings program can help with the collection of extra yard trimmings. Read on...
  36. Sprinkler watering flowers

    Stage 1 Watering Restrictions Extended to Oct. 31

    Metro Vancouver has extended regional watering restrictions until Oct. 31 due to the ongoing warm and dry weather conditions. Read on...
  37. Finger pressing button on smoke alarm

    Prepare, Plan and Practice for Fire Safety Week

    This year's Fire Prevention Week celebrates its 100th anniversary with the, Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape. Campaign. Read on...
  38. Wildland Fire Exercise

    Coquitlam Highlights Proactive Efforts to Prevent Wildfires

    The wildfire at Minnekhada Regional Park is a stark reminder of the importance of proactive measures to prevent – and fight – fires in our community. Read on...
  39. A boy and a girl sit on a piece of play equipment side-by-side.

    City Approves Incentives and Funding to Bring More Child Care to Coquitlam

    Coquitlam City Council has approved two key pieces of policy aimed at bringing more child care spaces to the community. Read on...
  40. 2022 Get Out the Vote

    Get Out and Vote Coquitlam: Advance Polls Are Open

    Advance polls are officially open today, making voting in Coquitlam’s General Local Election easier than ever. Read on...
  41. A group of people stand at a HUB Cycling display tent

    Go by Bike Events in Coquitlam

    In partnership with HUB Cycling, the City of Coquitlam is celebrating Go by Bike Week Oct. 3 to 9. Read on...
  42. A City of Coquitlam Public Works employee replaces the lid on a sewer cover

    Coquitlam Offers Grants to Replace Aging Sewer Connections

    Coquitlam has launched a new grant program to encourage property owners to replace their old sewer connections, starting with the Stoney Creek neighbourhood. Read on...
  43. A young woman walks on the sidewalk in City Centre in front of a number of local businesses

    Community Engagement and Data Helping to Guide Coquitlam’s Economic Development

    Coquitlam’s Economic Development Strategy (EDS) is starting to take shape with the completion of the community engagement and the data gathering process. Read on...
  44. The exterior of the new Bettie Allard YMCA in Coquitlam&#39s Burquitlam neighbourhood

    Coquitlam’s Bettie Allard YMCA Nears Completion

    Coquitlam and the Burquitlam neighbourhood will soon benefit from key civic and community facilities with the imminent opening of the Bettie Allard YMCA. Read on...
  45. Flooded Road with Road Closed Sign

    City of Coquitlam and Kwikwetlem First Nation Coordinate Efforts to Protect Against Floods

    The City of Coquitlam and Kwikwetlem First Nation (KFN) are working together to secure funding towards dike improvements and flood prevention measures along the Coquitlam and Fraser Rivers. Read on...
  46. Black bear standing on a tree stump

    Secure Attractants as Bears Prepare to Den for the Winter

    Coquitlam is asking residents and businesses to make sure their property isn’t a source of food for bears this fall as they fatten up for winter. Read on...
  47. Culture Days Logo

    Celebrate Culture Days in Coquitlam

    Indigenous storytelling and an interactive marimba workshop are planned for Oct. 1 as Coquitlam celebrates Culture Days. Read on...
  48. A group of working professionals reviewing documents on a table

    New Video Showcases Value of Coquitlam Partnerships

    A newly released video showcases some of the many partnerships that make Coquitlam an attractive place to live, work, learn and do business. Read on...
  49. MCC Opening - News Flash

    Celebrate the Opening of the New Maillardville Community Centre

    Mark your calendars and join Coquitlam City Council and staff in celebrating the opening of the new Maillardville Community Centre (MCC), Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5 – 7 p.m. with a free, family-friendly carnival night. Read on...
  50. Garage Sale

    Coquitlam Hosts City-Wide Garage Sale and Giveaway September 24 – 25

    Coquitlam is hosting the City-Wide Garage Sale and Giveaway this weekend. Read on...
  51. An image of flowers has the words Get out and Vote overtop

    Get out and Vote Coquitlam

    With the close of the nomination period and the election officially declared, eligible Coquitlam voters residents can get ready to cast their ballot in the upcoming municipal election. Read on...
  52. Archives Community Records

    Archives Preserve Community Stories Alongside City Records

    Coquitlam’s City Archives is carefully preserving the stories of the people who have lived and worked in the community over time. Read on...
  53. Rose Display

    Coquitlam Recognizes Day of Mourning for the Queen

    On Sept.19, 2022, Coquitlam will recognize a National Day of Mourning to mark the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Read on...
  54. Black bear

    Coquitlam Wins Award for Work to Reduce Wildlife Attractants

    The City of Coquitlam has been recognized by local governments across the province for efforts to reduce wildlife attractants through public education on the importance of solid waste compliance. Read on...
  55. NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

    Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, September 26, 2022

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. Read on...
  56. Buchanan Square - News Flash

    Celebrate the Opening of Buchanan Square

    Coquitlam is invited to join the celebration Friday, Sept. 9, from 5 –7 p.m. as the unique new plaza outside of City Hall opens with a free, family-friendly event and concert. Read on...
  57. Swim instructor and child

    Coquitlam Aquatics Transitions to Lifesaving Society of B.C.

    Swimmers will be registering for new swimming lesson programs in winter 2023 as Coquitlam Aquatics transitions to the Lifesaving Society of B.C. Read on...
  58. Cottonwood Park - News Flash

    Cottonwood Park Phase Two Expansion Complete

    The multi-year Cottonwood Park expansion is complete, and features a range of new sport and recreation amenities for the growing Burquitlam neighbourhood. Read on...
  59. Toilet Rebate

    Replace Your Old Toilet for a $100 Utility Bill Credit in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam is offering homeowners a $100 rebate for updating their old water-guzzling toilets. Read on...
  60. Summer Concert Series - News Flash

    Free Summer Concert Series Finale

    Coquitlam’s Summer Concert Series wraps up Friday, Sept. 2 from 6 – 9 p.m., with the Pop Night finale. Read on...
  61. Coquitlam City Hall

    Nomination Period Now Open for General Local Election

    The nomination period is now open for people planning to run in the general local election in Coquitlam this fall. Read on...
  62. Volunteer holding map

    Organizations Can Apply for Spirit of Coquitlam Grants until Oct. 3

    Starting next week, Coquitlam organizations will have an opportunity to apply for financial support from the City through the Spirit of Coquitlam Grant program. Read on...
  63. Exterior of CCAC

    City Centre Aquatic Complex to Undergo Annual Maintenance

    Coquitlam’s City Centre Aquatic Complex (CCAC) will undergo its annual maintenance closure from Tuesday, Sept. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 9, reopening on Monday, Oct. 10. Read on...
  64. Garage Sale

    Register for Coquitlam’s City-Wide Garage Sale & Giveaway Event

    Register for Coquitlam’s City-Wide Garage Sale and Giveaway Event taking place Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25. Read on...
  65. Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

    More Hot Summer Weather in the Forecast

    Summer is sticking around in Coquitlam with Environment and Climate Change Canada issuing a heat warning for this week. Read on...
  66. 2022 Kaleidoscope branding

    Enjoy Arts, Culture and More at Coquitlam’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival this Weekend

    Live music from award-winning musicians, captivating dance performances, Indigenous and cultural education opportunities, and more are just days away at this weekend’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival in Coquitlam. Read on...
  67. Adult lifting weights

    Sign Up for General Recreation and Fitness Programs Aug. 17

    Coquitlam residents can soon plan their fall 2022 activities, with general recreation and fitness program registration starting on Aug. 17 at 8:30 a.m. Read on...
  68. Bike to Shop

    Take it Slow, Go Green and Bike to Shop in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam is supporting HUB Cycling’s 2022 Bike to Shop campaign Aug. 13 to 21 alongside the Austin Heights BIA. Read on...
  69. Storm Drain Marking

    Help Keep Streams Safe by Marking Coquitlam Storm Drains

    Coquitlam residents are invited to do their part to help protect local streams by marking storm drains. Read on...
  70. Candidate Packages

    Candidate Packages Available for Fall 2022 Election

    Candidate packages are now available in Coquitlam for people looking to run in the 2022 General Local Election taking place on Oct. 15. Read on...
  71. Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

    Coquitlam Reminds Residents of Safety Measures In Advance of Potential Weekend Heat Warning

    After a brief cooling off, the region expects to see temperatures in the 30-degree range over the weekend and into early next week. In response, the City encourages residents plan ahead, stay cool and be safe. Read on...
  72. Sun peaks through the trees at a park

    Park Upgrade Projects Starting in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam crews will be taking advantage of the summer weather to bring a number of improvements to parks across the community. Read on...
  73. Performer on TD Community Stage at Kaleidoscope

    Coquitlam’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival—Three Days, Three Sites, Endless Fun

    Coquitlam’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival—the Tri-Cities ultimate celebration of arts and culture—returns for in-person performances and immersive arts activities at three locations Aug. 19 to 21. Read on...
  74. Child running with a rugby ball

    Coquitlam Sports Fair Returns Aug. 20

    Coquitlam residents of all ages can learn about local sports opportunities, test their skills and play sports games on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the City’s popular Sports Fair. Read on...
  75. Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

    Coquitlam Opens Cooling Centres

    In response to prolonged high temperatures Coquitlam is opening City Centre Aquatic Complex, Glen Pine Pavilion and Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex as formal cooling centres for those seeking relief from the heat. Read on...
  76. Summer Concert Series - News Flash Image

    Free Summer Concerts Continue with Jazz Night

    Coquitlam gets ready for a swingin’ night of music in Town Centre Park with the second installment of the Summer Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 5 from 6 – 9 p.m. Read on...
  77. Coyote in the Bush

    Coyote Conflicts Reported Near Laurentian Park and Montgomery Middle School

    Coyotes live in urban areas around Coquitlam and there are recent reports of coyotes showing aggression towards pets in the neighbourhoods near Laurentian Park and Montgomery Middle School. Read on...
  78. Wildland urban interface

    Get a Free FireSmart Assessment Booked Before September 1

    Coquitlam residents living in the wildland-urban interface area of northeast Coquitlam have until September 1 to have a free FireSmart home assessment. Read on...
  79. Wildland urban interface

    Wildfire Prevention Tips for Coquitlam Homeowners

    Coquitlam Fire /Rescue is reminding homeowners who live near green spaces of simple steps they can take to help prevent wildfires. Read on...
  80. Blue Mountain Spray Park

    Plan Ahead and Stay Safe in the Heat

    With temperatures well into the 30s this week, residents are encouraged to plan ahead, stay cool and be safe. Read on...
  81. The words &#34Get out and Vote&#34 overlay the feet of a person climbing the Coquitlam Crunch

    Coquitlam Seeking Workers for Local Election

    Looking for an opportunity to make some extra income this fall? Coquitlam is seeking people to support the upcoming municipal election. Read on...
  82. Child skating

    Sign Up for Fall Skating and Swimming Programs on July 27

    Fall 2022 recreation program registration is coming up with two dates to watch —one for skating and swimming and one for general recreation and fitness. Read on...
  83. A woman and a man hold up a framed award

    Coquitlam’s Child Care Partnership Strategy Recognized for Excellence in Planning

    Coquitlam’s Child Care Partnership Strategy has been awarded a Silver Medal for Excellence in Policy Planning by the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC). Read on...
  84. A woman holds up her cell phone in front of Town Centre Park

    Grant Funds Faster Speeds at Free Wi-Fi Hotspots in Coquitlam

    The public can look forward to faster uploads and downloads this year at Coquitlam’s free Wi-Fi hotspots, thanks to a federal grant. Read on...
  85. Sidewalk cleared of vegetation so pedestrians can move freely

    Residents Reminded to Trim Overgrown Vegetation

    Coquitlam reminds property owners to be proactive and trim any overgrown plants. Read on...
  86. NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

    Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, July 25, 2022

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. Read on...
  87. Road work underway

    Summer Road Work Projects Underway in Coquitlam

    Watch for road work in Coquitlam over the coming months. Read on...
  88. Be Mindful of Fire Safety While Doing Home Renovations

    Be Mindful of Fire Safety While Doing Home Renovations

    Residents planning home renovations this summer can minimize the risk and impact of fires by following some guidelines. Read on...
  89. Project Greenlight Open Call

    Coquitlam’s Project Greenlight Open Call Deadline is July 31

    The deadline is July 31 for Coquitlam’s Project Greenlight open call for innovative problem-solvers. Read on...
  90. A woman in hijab adds a note to a poster board

    New Framework Guides Coquitlam’s Approach to Community Engagement

    A new Community Engagement Framework will guide why, when and how Coquitlam informs and involves the community in decisions being made. Read on...
  91. A cyclist rides on a busy street next to cars and trucks

    Coquitlam Launches Update to Strategic Transportation Plan

    How people and goods move in, through and around Coquitlam is changing. As a result, the City is developing a new Strategic Transportation Plan (STP). Read on...
  92. Image of a crane and construction site

    Coquitlam Approves Updates to Development Cost Charges

    Coquitlam has updated its Development Cost Charges (DCCs) to ensure development continues to pay towards the cost of new roads, utilities, parks and other growth-related infrastructure. Read on...
  93. Hands raising a cup of beer to cheers

    Responsible Drinking Coming to Coquitlam Parks

    Adults will now be able to drink alcohol responsibly at Coquitlam parks. Read on...
  94. Tri-Cities Female Ice Hockey Booth

    Local Groups Benefit from Spirit of Coquitlam Grants

    The City of Coquitlam has awarded nearly $80,000 in Spirit of Coquitlam grants in support of local non-profit and community-based organizations, bringing the total awarded to over $9 million since 2002. Read on...
  95. Black bear on trail

    Secure Attractants and Help Keep Bears Safe

    Coquitlam is reminding residents and businesses to make sure their property isn’t a source of food for bears. Read on...
  96. NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

    Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, July 11, 2022

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. Read on...
  97. Couple paying bill online

    Avoid Late Fees on 2022 Utility Bills

    Coquitlam residents have a few days left to pay their utility bills before incurring a five per cent penalty. Read on...
  98. Environmental Achievement Awards Celebration Event 2022

    Coquitlam Honours its Environmental Champions

    Coquitlam held its sixteenth Environmental Achievement Award celebration on Sunday, June 26 in Blue Mountain Park. Read on...
  99. Summer Concert Series - News Flash - IB

    Coquitlam Summer Concert Series Kicks Off July 15

    Coquitlam’s much-anticipated Summer Concert Series returns to Town Centre Park’s outdoor stage in the coming weeks with extended performance times, food trucks and a spectacular musical lineup spanning rock, jazz and pop. Read on...
  100. City Hall Property Taxes

    Last Week to Pay Property Taxes Before Deadline

    This is the last week to pay property taxes to avoid penalty before the July 4 deadline. Read on...
  101. Bylaws Bike Patrols Summer Fire Safety in City Parks

    Smokers Face Hefty Fines in Coquitlam Parks

    Coquitlam is reminding all local park users that smoking, including e-cigarettes and cannabis is banned in City parks. Read on...
  102. Dan Mangan

    Dan Mangan Concert Kicks off Expanded Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

    Two-time JUNO award winner Dan Mangan is kicking off Coquitlam’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival with an outdoor concert on Friday, Aug. 19. Read on...
  103. Adult and child at the spray park

    Beat the Heat and Stay Cool this Weekend

    As the first warm stretch of the summer arrives this weekend, Coquitlam is providing tips for residents to stay cool and safe. Read on...
  104. Image of people standing in front of the Library Link mobile library in a park setting.

    New Chapter for Coquitlam Public Library’s Mobile Library

    The Coquitlam Public Library’s new and improved mobile library will be visiting Coquitlam neighbourhoods next year. Read on...
  105. Graphic image that states &#342022 Tech Trailblazer Award Winner&#34 in red font on a gray backgroun

    City Wins Tech Award for Digital Review Process

    Coquitlam’s use of technology to transform its development application processing is not only saving time and resources, but has earned the City an industry award. Read on...
  106. Adult Climbing the Crunch

    Temporary Detour on Coquitlam Crunch Stairs this Week

    There will be daytime detours on the Crunch stairs this week (June 20 to 24) for maintenance work. Read on...
  107. Adult Rolling Garbage Cart out to Curb

    Never Miss Another Collection Day in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam residents can download the free Coquitlam Curbside Collection mobile app to receive collection day reminders and instant service disruption notifications if they receive collection service from the City. Read on...
  108. CoquitlamWatershedMetro2

    Report Gives High Marks to Coquitlam Tap Water

    The results are in: Coquitlam has excellent tap water. Coquitlam’s recently completed 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report shows residents have access to safe, clean and top-quality drinking water right from their tap at home. Read on...
  109. Salmon Sculpture at Hoy Creek

    Exhibit Explores Coquitlam’s Historic Connection to Salmon

    The newest online exhibit from Coquitlam’s City Archives reminds us that history is not always dry and dusty. Read on...
  110. Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

    Be Prepared for Possible Flooding

    With warmer weather expected and a higher-than-average snow pack, Coquitlam residents are encouraged to prepare for potential flooding. Read on...
  111. City Hall Coquitlam Sign

    Coquitlam Adopts New Council Leave to Support Greater Candidate Diversity

    In the lead up to this fall’s general municipal election, Coquitlam has introduced new Council leave procedures to take effect following the election as a step toward removing barriers for future candidates. Read on...
  112. Canada Day -News Flash

    Canada Day in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam welcomes the community back to Town Centre Park for the first in-person Canada Day event since 2019. Read on...
  113. Riverview Construction

    Coquitlam Increases Public Access to Riverview Artifacts

    A photo book, online catalogue and plans for a searchable database and artifact loans are opening up more public access to Coquitlam’s extensive Riverview Hospital collection. Read on...
  114. NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

    Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, June 20, 2022

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. Read on...
  115. Animal Shelter staff

    Coquitlam Animal Shelter Closed for In-person Visits June 11

    On Saturday, June 11 the Animal Shelter will be temporarily closed to the public. Read on...
  116. Senior and Youth Looking at Red Blooms

    Live the Garden Life in Coquitlam and Plant Red this Year

    Expect to see more red and green around Coquitlam in the weeks ahead as the City kicks off its annual Coquitlam in Bloom program. Read on...
  117. Road work construction sign

    Improvements to Gatensbury Street Begin in June

    Major safety and mobility improvements on Gatensbury Street are set to begin the week of June 13. Read on...
  118. Heat Pump

    Sign Up for a Heat Pump Webinar and CleanBC Better Homes Rebate

    Register for an informative, free webinar on June 23, at 7 p.m. to learn how a heat pump works, its benefits, rebates available and more. Read on...
  119. Turf Field - News Flash

    Celebrate the New Centennial Sports Field on June 8

    The community is invited to celebrate the much-anticipated opening of the Centennial Sports Field from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 with music, food, games and more. Read on...
  120. CITY-HALL-4337 - news flash

    City Accomplishments Highlighted in 2021 Annual Report

    Coquitlam has released its 2021 Annual Report to the public, offering a look back at the City’s focus areas and accomplishments last year. Read on...
  121. NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

    Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, June 13, 2022

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. Read on...
  122. The renovated lobby of City Centre Aquatic Complex

    New Facilities and Park Upgrades Delivered in 2021-2022

    Two new recreation facilities, a new park and upgrades to a number of public spaces are on track for delivery in Coquitlam this year, part of the City’s $160-million investment over 2021 and 2022. Read on...
  123. NECC Site Fit Concept

    Coquitlam Makes Progress on Northeast Community Centre

    Planning for the new community centre in northeast Coquitlam is moving to the next stage with the completion of public engagement for the project. Read on...
  124. Seniors Week - News Flash

    Coquitlam Celebrates Seniors Week

    Coquitlam is gearing up for Seniors Week, June 5 – 11, with a variety of activities and events to celebrate residents aged 50 and up. Read on...
  125. Kids jumping into an outdoor pool

    Child and Youth Pass Returns this Summer

    Kids and youth can stay active and have fun over the summer without breaking the bank as the popular $20 Summer Child & Youth Pass returns this year. Read on...
  126. Grilling on a barbeque

    Reconnect with Neighbours in 2022 at a Block Party

    The City’s popular block party program is back with $150 grants and free liability insurance, plus new add-ons such as tree-planting sessions and play kits with games and activities. Read on...
  127. National AccessAbility Week

    Coquitlam is Building a Community Without Barriers

    As National AccessAbility Week approaches, Coquitlam is highlighting its efforts in removing barriers and building an accessible community. Read on...
  128. City Hall 2022

    2022 Property Tax Notices in the Mail

    Property Tax Notices are being mailed out to Coquitlam homes and businesses this week. Read on...
  129. Swimmers from BC Aquasonics

    More than $38,000 Granted to Coquitlam Not-for-Profit Organizations

    Coquitlam is awarding $38,750 to not-for-profit organizations through the Revenue Recovery Grant. Read on...
  130. Child at spray pad

    Get Ready to Splash Outdoors in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam will open its spray pads May 21 followed by its outdoor pools in June. Read on...
  131. Tri Cities Bike Route Map

    Hop on Your Wheels and Go by Bike in Coquitlam

    The City of Coquitlam is celebrating Go by Bike Week May 30 to June 5, with public events to help build awareness around Coquitlam’s cycling infrastructure and services. Read on...
  132. NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

    Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, May 30, 2022

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. Read on...
  133. A neighbourhood in Southwest Coquitlam

    Proposed Changes Moving Forward for Southwest Housing Pockets

    Three neighbourhood pockets in Southwest Coquitlam are one step closer to more housing options. Read on...
  134. Exterior of PSLC

    Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex to Undergo Annual Maintenance

    Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (PSLC) at 633 Poirier St. will undergo its annual maintenance closure from Tuesday, May 31 to Sunday, June 26. Read on...
  135. Opt B View from NE Corner - website

    Building the Future Place Maillardville Community Centre Together

    Coquitlam is inviting the community to help establish the future programming and feel of the new Place Maillardville Community Centre (PMCC) through workshop opportunities. Read on...
  136. Wildfire resiliency plan

    Local and Regional Efforts Support Coquitlam Wildfire Preparations

    While the risk of fires in Coquitlam’s forests heightens, wildfire preparation has become a year-round activity for the City. Read on...
  137. An aerial image of the Innovation Centre and Town Centre Park

    New Community Uses Imagined for Coquitlam’s Innovation Centre in Town Centre Park

    A new community centre is coming to Coquitlam’s City Centre with a proposed renovation of the Innovation Centre in Town Centre Park. Read on...
  138. Environment Assess 2017 (34)

    Op-Ed: Protecting Stoney Creek Water Quality

    Protection of Stoney Creek, a fish-bearing stream that traverses Coquitlam, Port Moody and Burnaby, has been the focus of a recent letter-writing campaign directed at the City of Coquitlam and Metro Vancouver. Read on...
  139. Kids in summer camp following the program leader

    Register for General Recreation and Fitness Programs May 18

    Registration for Coquitlam’s Summer 2022 general recreation and fitness programs begins May 18 at 8:30 a.m. Read on...
  140. FireSmart Home Assessment

    Northeast Sector Wildfire Preparedness Assessment Program Extended

    Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra residents living in the wildland-urban interface can get a wildfire home assessment. Read on...
  141. Pinetree Way

    Coquitlam Issues Call for Tech-based Environmental Innovations

    Coquitlam is looking to partner with innovative problem-solvers to develop novel technology-based solutions to local environmental challenges. Read on...
  142. News Flash - Corporate Parnerships for Summer Events

    Coquitlam Seeks Corporate Partners for Summer Events and Programs

    Coquitlam’s Corporate Partners program is offering local businesses and organizations the opportunity to align with popular summer events and programs. Read on...
  143. Staff looking at plans
  144. A small child bends forward to look closely at a salamander on a mossy log.

    Coquitlam Makes Progress on Climate Change Priorities

    Coquitlam has made significant headway in the first year of implementing its new plan to address climate change in the community. Read on...
  145. Small Business Open
  146. Wheelbarrow with sticks

    Last Week of Extra Yard Trimmings Collection for Spring

    Next week is the last week to take advantage of the City’s Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings program. Read on...
  147. Hands holding mulch

    Free Garden Compost Available for Coquitlam Residents May 7

    Coquitlam residents can get a jump start on their spring planting on May 7 with a free bag of compost and a discounted composter from the City. Read on...
  148. News Flash - Youth Week 2022

    Fun in Store for Coquitlam’s 2022 Youth Week

    Coquitlam youth can sign up now for more than 18 free in-person activities taking place during Youth Week May 1 to 7. Read on...
  149. Two kids swimming

    Sign Up for Spring and Summer Recreation Programs

    Summer program registration will kick off April 27 for skating and swimming and May 18 for general recreation and fitness. Read on...
  150. News Flash

    Celebrate Earth Day by Nominating an Environmental Champion

    Earth Day is a great opportunity to take action for the environment by nominating an environmental champion. Coquitlam residents, students and organizations have until May 8 to submit nominations for the City’s 2022 Environmental Achievement Awards. Read on...
  151. Lawn watering restrictions sprinkler

    Stage 1 Water Use Restrictions in Effect May 1

    Metro Vancouver’s revised regional Stage 1 water use restrictions go into effect Sunday, May 1. Residential and business owners will notice changes from past years. Read on...
  152. Digital Parking Sign at Town Centre Park

    Town Centre Park and Coquitlam Crunch Parking Availability Now Online

    Visitors to the Coquitlam Crunch and Town Centre Park can now plan ahead for parking at two of Coquitlam’s most popular destinations. Read on...
  153. Electric Heat Pump

    Sign Up for the CleanBC Better Homes Rebate Program

    The Tri-Cities invites you to learn more about the CleanBC Better Homes Heat Pump Rebate Program Read on...
  154. NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

    Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, April 25, 2022

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. Read on...
  155. Image of a crane and construction site

    Updated Development Processes Bring Efficiency, Flexibility

    Coquitlam is making rapid progress on its latest efforts to cut red tape and improve efficiency for housing and other construction applications. Read on...
  156. Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

    Coquitlam Installs Monitoring Well for Town Centre Park Irrigation

    Coquitlam plans to install a monitoring well at Town Centre Park April 11 to 13. Read on...
  157. COVID-19 Update - News Flash

    Coquitlam Removes Vaccination Requirements Following PHO Update

    Coquitlam will be removing proof of vaccination requirements from all programs and recreation activities as the relevant Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders expire as of Friday, April 8, 2022. Read on...
  158. Black bear licking a bird feeder

    Bears are Waking Up in Coquitlam – Don’t Provide Their Next Meal

    Bears are waking up from winter denning and looking for an easy meal – including garbage, birdseed and other unnatural food sources on Coquitlam properties. Read on...
  159. King Albert Greenway

    Road and Utility Investments Support Safety, Economy

    More paving, updated streetscapes, improved water system and other upgrades are in the works this year in Coquitlam. Read on...
  160. Mundy Planting

    Coquitlam Invests in 2022 Parks Enhancements

    More parks enhancements are on the way this year at Coquitlam parks, thanks to a $250,000 City investment that includes portable furniture and equipment, youth summer jobs, winter lighting and a community tree planting program. Read on...
  161. Councillor Recognition Event Terry O&#39Neill

    Coquitlam Recognizes Former Councillor Terry O’Neill

    Coquitlam recognized long-time volunteer and former City Councillor Terry O’Neill last night for his contributions to the community. Read on...
  162. Young girl is leaning down to smell a patch of blooming yellow daffodils

    Join in the Tri-City Nature Challenge

    Guided walks, hatchery visits, children’s activities and more are in store for nature-lovers across the Tri-Cities in April and early May. Read on...
  163. Yard trimmings in a wheelbarrow

    Extra Yard Trimmings Collection for Spring

    As Coquitlam residents start working on spring yard clean-ups, the City’s Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings program can help with the collection of extra yard waste material. Read on...
  164. Couple paying bill online

    2022 Utility Payments are Due March 31

    Utility bills were issued at the end of February and cover the costs for utilities that residents use in their homes every day, such as water service, sewer service, garbage and green waste collection. Read on...
  165. Lawn watering restrictions sprinkler

    Changes to Lawn Watering Rules in Coquitlam

    The City of Coquitlam intends to adopt Metro Vancouver’s revised regional watering restrictions starting on May 1, 2022. Read on...
  166. NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

    Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, March 28, 2022

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. Read on...
  167. Adult picking herbs

    Grants Available this Spring for Coquitlam Neighbourhood Projects

    Applications for Neighbourhood Small Grants will be accepted from March 18 to April 29. Read on...
  168. Hand turning off light

    Turn Out the Lights for Earth Hour March 26

    Planning to join in Earth Hour on March 26? Coquitlam has some ideas to make this year’s experience fun and memorable. Read on...
  169. Volunteer tree planting

    Nominate Environmental Champions in Coquitlam

    The City of Coquitlam is inviting nominations for its 2022 Environmental Achievement Awards. Read on...
  170. Grandparents laugh with young grand son

    Land-Use Changes Proposed for Partington Creek Neighbourhood

    As Coquitlam moves forward with plans around the future Burke Mountain Village, the public is invited to learn more and ask questions about proposed land-use changes. Read on...
  171. COVID-19 - Update

    Coquitlam Removes Mask Mandate Following PHO Update

    Following the Provincial Health Officer’s (PHO) repeal of the Face Coverings Order, effective immediately the City of Coquitlam will no longer require visitors to wear masks indoors at civic facilities. Read on...
  172. Three musicians play on an outdoor stage at community event

    Organizations Can Apply for Two Coquitlam Grants Until April 11

    Starting next Monday, Coquitlam organizations will have two opportunities to apply for much-needed financial support from the City. Read on...
  173. Junior Firefighters

    Youth Try Out Firefighting During Spring Break

    A dozen Grade 11 and 12 students are finding out what it takes to be a firefighter this spring break in Coquitlam. Read on...
  174. United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre

    Large New Regional Depot Adds to Coquitlam Recycling Options

    Coquitlam residents wanting to up their recycling game will want to check out the expansive new regional depot opening next week on United Boulevard. Read on...
  175. Opt B View from NE Corner - website

    Coquitlam Preparing for New Place Maillardville Community Centre

    As we approach the opening of the new Place Maillardville Community Centre, the City of Coquitlam is honouring the facility’s past while looking ahead to future offerings. Read on...
  176. Cutout of homes

    New Housing Needs Report Provides Insights for Future Planning

    Coquitlam’s new draft Housing Needs Report is providing critical data for future community planning while confirming that the City’s efforts to encourage rental housing are on the right track. Read on...
  177. Aerial Shot of South West Coquitlam

    Coquitlam Housing Strategy Delivering New Rental Homes

    Hundreds of new rental homes became available in Coquitlam last year and thousands more are on the way through the City’s Housing Affordability Strategy (HAS). Read on...
  178. A group of adults play pickleball at an indoor court

    Coquitlam Plans for New Pickleball and Tennis Amenities

    More pickleball and tennis amenities will be coming to Coquitlam over the next few years to meet rising demand. Read on...
  179. Sewer maintenance work

    Coquitlam Fast-tracks Sewer Upgrades

    Coquitlam is accelerating priority sewer projects in early 2022. Read on...
  180. Black bear with snow

    Secure Attractants and Help Keep Bears Safe

    Coquitlam is asking residents and businesses to make sure their property isn’t a source of food for bears. Read on...
  181. Paying Taxes

    2022 Utility Payments are Due March 31

    Coquitlam households will be receiving their 2022 utility bill next week and payment is due Thursday, March 31, 2022. Read on...
  182. Image of a crane and construction site

    Development Cost Charges Updated to Help Fund Future Growth

    Coquitlam is updating its Development Cost Charges (DCCs) this year to ensure development continues to pay towards the cost of new roads, utilities, parks and other growth-related infrastructure. Read on...
  183. Two kids in outdoor program

    Register for General Recreation and Fitness Programs March 2

    Registration for Coquitlam’s Spring 2022 general recreation and fitness programs begins on March 2 at 8:30 a.m. Read on...
  184. COVID-19 - Update

    Coquitlam Lifts Capacity Limits Following Health Order Update

    Following the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) update on Gatherings and Events, the City of Coquitlam is taking steps to return some City programming, including recreation and events, to full capacity. Read on...
  185. Wildfire resiliency plan

    Get a Free FireSmart™ Assessment Booked Before March 17

    Coquitlam residents living in the wildland-urban interface area of northeast Coquitlam have until Thursday, March 17 get a free FireSmart home assessment Read on...
  186. NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

    Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, February 28, 2022

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. Read on...
  187. Sandy Burpee Freedom of the City

    Coquitlam Honours Sandy Burpee with Freedom of the City

    Coquitlam Council honoured tireless community volunteer, Sandy Burpee, with Coquitlam’s Freedom of the City. Read on...
  188. Paying Taxes

    Coquitlam Utility Bill Now Includes Sewer User Fees

    Starting this year, Coquitlam property owners can expect to see City sewer fees included in their annual utility bills delivered in early March. Read on...
  189. Family Skating

    Celebrate Family Day Safely in Coquitlam

    From Friday, Feb. 18 to the holiday Monday, Feb. 21, the City is offering a variety of activities for the whole family as we celebrate Family Day in Coquitlam. Read on...
  190. Southwest Coquitlam Aerial View

    Refined Land-use Concepts Considered for Burquitlam-Lougheed Area

    Following extensive public consultation, Coquitlam will consider Official Community Plan (OCP) designations in order to bring more housing options and amenities to the Burquitlam-Lougheed area in early 2022. Read on...
  191. Idle-free zone regulatory icon

    Coquitlam Limits Unnecessary Vehicle Idling to Three Minutes

    Better air quality and reduced greenhouse gases (GHGs) are the key goals of a new Coquitlam bylaw banning unnecessary vehicle idling. Read on...
  192. Young girl is leaning down to smell a patch of blooming yellow daffodils

    New Garden Walk Among Improvements Coming for Lafarge Lake Loop Trail

    Construction is set to begin in early February on two sections of the Lafarge Lake Loop Trail in Town Centre Park. Read on...
  193. NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

    Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, February 7, 2022

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. Read on...
  194. Two youth swimming

    Register for Spring Swimming and Skating Lessons Wednesday, Feb. 2

    Spring 2022 recreation program registration is coming up with two dates to watch for—one for skating and swimming and one for general recreation and fitness. Read on...
  195. A woman wearing a mask is working out with a kettle bell

    Fitness Centres Reopen and Group Fitness Activities Return to Coquitlam

    Weight rooms at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex and City Centre Aquatic Complex are slowing reopening after an announcement from the Provincial Health Officer on Tuesday. Read on...
  196. Young boy looks up at camera while his hands are around a tank of salmon
  197. Archival Pic of 1948 Flood City Archives Annual Report

    More Archival Records Available Online after a Busy 2021

    The continuing pandemic led to more history being accessed online for City of Coquitlam Archives in 2021. Read on...
  198. Entrance to Coquitlam Animal Shelter

    Coquitlam Animal Shelter Becomes a Regional Service

    Coquitlam will soon be home to the official animal shelter for the Tri-Cities. Read on...
  199. A rendering of the Austin Works Yard expansion

    Addressing Community Concerns around the Austin Works Yard Renewal Project

    As work gets underway in support of the Austin Works Yard Renewal Project, it’s important to the City of Coquitlam to address some of the community concerns around this project. Read on...
  200. Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

    Be Prepared: Heavy Rain in the Forecast

    Coquitlam residents are encouraged to be prepared as a storm system is forecast to bring moderate to heavy rain to our area. Read on...
  201. Fraser Health Vaccination Clinic

    Coquitlam’s Poirier Forum Vaccination Clinic to Reopen

    The City of Coquitlam is proud to continue to support COVID-19 immunization in British Columbia, as Fraser Health will once again be using the Poirier Forum as a mass vaccination facility in our region. Read on...
  202. Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

    Thin Ice Safety Alert

    Coquitlam park users are asked to stay off of local lakes and ponds as the ice is too thin and there is a severe safety risk. Read on...
  203. Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

    Winter Weather in Coquitlam’s Extended Forecast

    Now is the time to get winter wise in Coquitlam as we prepare for an extended period of cold, sub-zero weather through the next couple of weeks. Read on...
  204. COVID-19 - Update

    Coquitlam Follows Updated Provincial Restrictions

    The City of Coquitlam will be temporarily suspending group fitness and weight room recreation in City facilities following the announcement of new provincial restrictions on Tuesday. Read on...
  205. Dog looking at owner and owner typing on laptop

    Discount Period for Dog Licence Renewals Ends Feb. 1

    Dog owners in the City of Coquitlam are reminded that 2021 dog licences expired on Dec. 31 and the discount period to renew is underway. Read on...
  206. Red bells and pine

    Coquitlam Facility Service Hours for December 2021

    Many of Coquitlam’s recreation and civic facilities have special operating hours or closures over the holiday season. Read on...
  207. Natural tree for community tree chipping event

    Tree Chipping Events in Coquitlam

    Help reduce waste this holiday season by disposing of your natural Christmas tree at a community tree-chipping event. Read on...
  208. Public works crews prepare for freezing temperatures

    Be Prepared for Snow

    With snow in the forecast, now is the time to make sure you are prepared and ‘winter wise.’ Read on...
  209. Fremont - News Flash

    Cities Agree on Alignment For Future Fremont Connector

    Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam have achieved key milestones in the planning of the Fremont Connector – including, notably, completion of the preliminary design and alignment. Read on...
  210. Wildfire resiliency plan

    Coquitlam Adopts Multi-Year Plan to Improve Wildfire Resiliency

    Coquitlam has developed a comprehensive plan to protect public and private properties from fires in forests, parks and green spaces. Read on...
  211. Freedom of the City medal

    Coquitlam Honours Sandy Burpee with Freedom of the City

    Tireless community volunteer, Sandy Burpee, will be named Coquitlam’s 12th Freedom of the City recipient in early 2022. Read on...
  212. Glass recycling

    Curbside Glass Collection in Coquitlam Resumes

    The City of Coquitlam has been informed by Recycle BC that as of Monday, Dec. 13, they will resume curbside glass collection. Read on...
  213. Family of three skating and smiling for the camera

    FortisBC Partners with Coquitlam to Present Holiday Drop-in Skates

    The City of Coquitlam has partnered with FortisBC to enhance a number of festive and fun drop-in skate events throughout December. Read on...
  214. Three adults sit and socialize at Pavilion cafe

    Coquitlam Focuses on Seniors’ Programming for 2022

    Activities for older adults are ramping up in Coquitlam, including outreach to isolated seniors and returning activities, volunteers and food services at the City’s 50+ facilities. Read on...
  215. A young child crawls out of a tunnel

    Coquitlam Approves New Strategy to Improve Child Care

    Coquitlam is moving forward with a new strategy to improve child care, including measures to encourage new developments to add to the supply. Read on...
  216. CITY-HALL-4337 - news flash

    Coquitlam Budget Supports Tax Stability and Community Priorities

    Coquitlam’s 2022 budget will continue to support pandemic recovery, help keep taxes stable as future amenities roll out, and deliver on new City priorities including reconciliation and diversity, equity and inclusion. Read on...
  217. CSRP - News Flash Image

    Pandemic Relief Program Rolls Out Final Supports in 2022

    Coquitlam’s investment in pandemic relief will approach nearly $4 million when it winds down its award-winning Community Support and Recovery Plan (CSRP) at the end of 2022. Read on...
  218. Coquitlam City Centre

    Public Hearing on New City Centre Plan Set for November

    The public will have a chance to comment in November on plans to continue to transform Coquitlam City Centre into a lively, walkable urban downtown and regional economic, civic and cultural hub. Read on...
  219. Robinson Cemetery

    More Services Coming to Robinson Cemetery

    Expanded burial services and a new privacy hedge are planned for Coquitlam’s cemetery over the coming year. Read on...
  220. Older woman using a tablet

    Customize Your Coquitlam Info with New Notify Me Service

    Want to stay up to date on City of Coquitlam news with a focus on the topics that interest you? Sign up for Coquitlam’s new Notify Me service at www.coquitlam.ca/notifyme. Read on...
  221. Small Business Week

    Coquitlam Celebrates Small Businesses

    This week marks Small Business Week – an annual celebration of entrepreneurship organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada. And this year, more than ever before, small businesses need support. Read on...
  222. Town Centre Park Lake View

    Digital Parking Signage Project Expanded at Town Centre Park

    Town Centre Park users will be able to find a parking spot with ease this coming fall, as the City has expanded its digital parking signage project with funding support from the federal government. Read on...
  223. November December 2020 Program Registration

    Register for Coquitlam Recreation Programs Oct. 14

    Many of Coquitlam’s popular recreation programs, such as fitness classes and swimming and skating lessons, will be continuing in November and December, with registration beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14. Read on...
  224. Communities in Bloom Image

    Coquitlam Recognized in National Community Competition

    Coquitlam has earned national recognition for programs promoting environmental action and youth involvement. Read on...
  225. Lafarge Lake Image

    Feedback Sought on Revised Concept for Lafarge Lake Loop

    The public is invited to weigh in on an updated concept for major upgrades to the Lafarge Lake loop trail at Town Centre Park. Read on...
  226. Message From the Mayor Image

    Message From the Mayor - Oct. 8, 2020

    As we head into the Thanksgiving long weekend, it’s understandable if some of you are not feeling particularly thankful right now. The silver lining to the challenges of 2020 is that they have helped to show us what’s really important in our lives. Read on...
  227. Fire Safety Cooking

    Plan Kitchen Fire Safety with Your Family

    Does everyone in your household know how to cook safely and know what to do if you have a kitchen fire? During Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4 to 10, Coquitlam Fire/Rescue is reminding everyone that it’s important to learn about cooking safety. Read on...
  228. Heritage Management Strategy

    Have Your Say to Help Shape Coquitlam’s New Heritage Strategy

    The City is engaging the public this month in a discussion about all types of heritage – buildings, landscapes, culture and more – as it prepares to develop Coquitlam’s first Heritage Management Strategy since 2001. Read on...
  229. New Website Launch

    Coquitlam Unveils User-Friendly New Website

    Finding information about Coquitlam at home or on the go is now easier than ever, with the launch of the City’s user-friendly new website on Thursday, Oct. 8. Read on...
  230. Small Business Open

    Submit Your Small Business Profile to Coquitlam

    As Small Business Week approaches, Coquitlam is inviting its small businesses to introduce themselves to the community they serve. Read on...
  231. The Great British Columbia Shake Out

    Register for Emergency Preparedness and the Great British Columbia ShakeOut

    Get yourself and your family prepared for an emergency by signing up now for a free training session to learn to take care of your basic needs for at least 72 hours following a disaster, and participate in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Read on...
  232. Volunteering

    Citizen Reps Invited to Apply for Library Board and Board of Variance

    Interested in volunteering your time, sharing your expertise and helping your community? The City of Coquitlam is seeking volunteers for its two statutory committees: Board of Variance and the Coquitlam Public Library Board. Read on...
  233. Rake Fall Leaves

    Extra Yard Trimmings Collection to Start Oct. 5

    As fall yard clean up gets underway, the City is offering additional curbside collection for fallen leaves and other yard trimmings. Read on...
  234. Coquitlam

    Message From the Mayor - Oct. 2, 2020

    Fall is officially here and there are signs of it all around us: the leaves are falling, the nights are getting colder, and pumpkin spice is back. Read on...
  235. Youth Recreation

    Coquitlam Youth Centres Re-opened to Support Youth Recreation Needs

    Coquitlam youth can return to recently re-opened Getaway and Landing Youth Centres. Both centres offer group activities, social support and public information to Coquitlam youth ages 13 – 18. Read on...
  236. Indoor Sports Basketball

    Coquitlam Indoor Sports Courts Available for Fitness Fun

    Avid sports enthusiasts can return to play their favourite indoor court activities at Pinetree Community Centre. Read on...
  237. Boy in spray park

    Spray Pads Open Until Monday in Coquitlam

    With good weather in the forecast this week, Coquitlam is keeping its spray pads open until Monday, Oct. 6. Read on...
  238. Coquitlam

    Streamlined Processes, Technology Improve Development Services

    Coquitlam builders and developers are experiencing measurably faster turnaround times and better service than ever, thanks to ongoing improvements to the City’s development application processes. Read on...
  239. Washing Machine

    $100 Rebate to Replace Your Old Clothes Washer

    Coquitlam residents who are considering replacing their old clothes washers could get a $100 rebate – and save on their energy bills – by upgrading to ENERGY STAR© models before Friday, Nov. 27. Read on...
  240. Coquitlam

    Message From the Mayor - Sept. 25, 2020

    The pandemic has affected all of us in different ways. Some of us have been fortunate to have maintained a stable income. Read on...
  241. Bear with garbage

    Secure Attractants as Bears Prepare to Hibernate

    Coquitlam is advising residents and businesses to make sure their property isn’t a source of food for bears this fall as they fatten up for winter. Read on...
  242. Coquitlam

    Last Chance for Input on Coquitlam’s 2021 Budget

    Coquitlam residents and businesses have just a few days left to provide input on the City’s 2021 budget. Read on...
  243. Coquitlam

    Deadline Approaches for 2020 Tax and Utility Payments

    Coquitlam property owners have a week to pay their 2020 property tax or utility bills without penalty. Read on...
  244. Coquitlam

    Experience Live Arts and Culture at Kaleidoscope Starting Friday

    Running Sept. 25 to Oct. 5, the fifth annual festival continues its tradition of providing low-cost or free interactive art experiences that engage and entertain, but through a more intimate format in keeping with current health protocols. Read on...
  245. Coquitlam

    Construction of Washrooms Begins at Lafarge Lake

    Construction will begin shortly on new public washrooms at the southwest end of Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park. Read on...
  246. Coquitlam

    Upgraded Don Cunnings Field Reopens at Town Centre Park

    In time for the fall sports season, the newly returfed Don Cunnings Field at Town Centre Park has reopened for the public to enjoy. Read on...
  247. Coquitlam

    Coquitlam Rolls out More Community Supports this Fall

    New grants, free legal services, relaxed business rules and other community supports are coming to Coquitlam this fall as the City ramps up its broad multi-phased pandemic support plan. Read on...
  248. Coquitlam

    Reformatted Kaleidoscope Festival Takes Art into the Community

    Registration begins today for live arts and culture experiences taking place throughout Coquitlam from Sept. 25 to Oct. 5 during this year’s reformatted Kaleidoscope Arts Festival. Read on...
  249. Coquitlam

    Register for October Recreation Programs as of Sept. 16

    Coquitlam’s popular recreation programs for October are now available for viewing and registrations begin on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Read on...
  250. Coquitlam

    Coquitlam Residents Urged Caution Due to High Fire Risk

    Coquitlam residents are urged to take precautions as the city’s fire-risk rating reaches dangerously high levels during this extended stretch of hot weather. Read on...
  251. Girl on swing

    Next Phase of Cottonwood Park Expansion Set for 2021

    Construction on the next phase of expansion to Cottonwood Park is anticipated to begin in 2021 and will include sport fields, a multi-use court and activity hub. Read on...
  252. Coquitlam

    More Options Coming for Popular Seniors’ Meal Program

    Improvements are coming to the meal program that has been helping hundreds of Coquitlam seniors stay healthy during the pandemic. Read on...
  253. Coquitlam

    Major Upgrades Coming to Hickey Street Reservoir Park

    Major upgrades are coming to the sport courts at Hickey Street Reservoir Park this summer and fall with the support of federal funding. Read on...
  254. Coquitlam

    Convenient Options Available for Tax and Utility Payments

    Coquitlam property owners have several safe and convenient options to pay their 2020 property taxes or utilities before the deadline arrives on Sept. 30. Read on...
  255. Coquitlam

    Coquitlam Urges Road Safety As Students Head Back to School

    As the days start to get shorter and students return to school, Coquitlam’s Bylaw Enforcement team is joining other public safety officials in urging road safety to keep all pedestrians and motorists safe. Read on...
  256. Coquitlam

    Activities Restart Sept. 8 at Coquitlam’s 50-plus Pavilions

    Older adults in Coquitlam can soon return to some of their favourite activities at Glen Pine and Dogwood Pavilions. Read on...
  257. Coquitlam

    Message From the Mayor - Sept. 3, 2020

    We’re coming up on six months since the pandemic began, and bit by bit, we’ve been learning and adapting. At the beginning, we learned about washing our hands, and then we learned about staying home and keeping our distance. Read on...
  258. Coquitlam Crunch

    Stay Safe on the Trails in Bear Country

    Do you know what to do if you come across a bear? Coquitlam is offering bear safety tips to local trail users after a black bear recently approached a jogger on the Coquitlam Crunch trail. Read on...
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    New Archives Exhibit Unveils the Magic of Photo Conservation

    The ease of reprinting digital photos these days means people no longer have to worry about losing a treasured snapshot to physical damage. Read on...
  260. Coquitlam

    Design Your Own 2021 Budget for Coquitlam

    Want to try your hand at designing the City of Coquitlam’s budget for next year? Read on...
  261. Coquitlam

    Help Design the Future Sheffield Park

    Coquitlam is collecting public feedback to help refine the recreation elements for a new family-friendly neighbourhood park coming to Burke Mountain in 2021. Read on...
  262. Woman in park on a laptop

    Have Your Say on Improvements to Spani Pool

    Residents and user groups are invited to provide their ideas on what’s possible for planned improvements to Spani Outdoor Pool. Read on...
  263. Coquitlam

    Improvements Coming to Address Coquitlam Crunch Concerns

    Work on a number of improvements benefiting Coquitlam Crunch users and neighbouring residents is slated to begin in the coming weeks. Read on...
  264. Coquitlam

    Coquitlam in Bloom Activities Focus on Community Spirit, Pollinators

    Activities that promote community spirit and pollinators will be the foundation for Coquitlam’s 2020 Communities in Bloom competition entry. Read on...
  265. Durant Linear Park

    Durant Linear Park Unveiled in Coquitlam

    Last month marked the completion of Durant Linear Park in Coquitlam - an exciting addition to Coquitlam’s already vast and connected trail network. Read on...
  266. Coquitlam

    Show Pollinators Some Love and Help Coquitlam Bloom

    Coquitlam is encouraging local residents to show pollinators some love this summer and fall. Read on...
  267. Coquitlam

    Help Keep Bears Safe

    With the current summer heat, Coquitlam is reminding residents to do their part to help bears seek natural food sources, not garbage. Read on...
  268. Coquitlam

    Register for Coquitlam September Recreation Programs Aug. 12

    September recreation programs in Coquitlam for people of all ages and interests will be open for registration starting Aug. 12. Read on...
  269. Coquitlam

    Responsible Use Encouraged at Coquitlam Parks

    With sunny weather drawing more people outdoors, Coquitlam is encouraging the public to enjoy the City’s parks and trails while making sure to use them responsibly. Read on...
  270. Road Map Will Chart the Course for Major Coquitlam Facility Projects

    More than two dozen major recreation and cultural facility projects are planned in Coquitlam in the next 10 to 15 years, and by 2021 the City will have a road map to guide the way. Read on...
  271. Coquitlam

    R&B and Indie Artists Wrap Up Summer Concert Series

    Two powerful indie and R&B vocalists will share their uplifting original offerings in the final two dates of Coquitlam’s 2020 Summer Concert Series at Home. Read on...
  272. Message From the Mayor - July 30, 2020

    Summer weather has arrived – finally – and it’s great to see our residents getting out to enjoy it at Coquitlam’s many parks, trails and natural spaces. Read on...
  273. Coquitlam

    Work on Heritage Management Strategy Enters Next Phase

    Stakeholder and public consultation to begin in late summer and fall. Read on...
  274. Discovery Centre and Coffee Shop Coming to Burke Mountain in 2021

    Burke Mountain residents may have another option for their morning cup of joe by next summer, when a new neighbourhood hub opens its doors. Read on...
  275. Be Mindful of Fire Safety While Doing Home Renovations

    Residents planning home renovations this summer can minimize their risk from fires by following some simple guidelines. Read on...
  276. Have Your Say on Options for Sheffield Park

    Burke Mountain residents are invited to weigh in on options for a new neighbourhood park in Coquitlam’s Smiling Creek neighbourhood. Read on...
  277. Coquitlam Tackles Impact of Climate Change with New Plan

    Coquitlam has created a plan to reduce the impact of hotter summers, higher rainfall and other consequences of climate change on City services, infrastructure and the community. Read on...
  278. Coquitlam

    Enjoy Activities at Coquitlam Rec Facilities this Month

    Coquitlam residents can escape the summer heat with pre-registered access to some indoor recreation activities, starting next week. Read on...
  279. Make Someone’s Day July 29 with a Random Act of Coquitlam

    Local residents can make someone’s day – and help local businesses – on July 29 by performing a “random act of Coquitlam.” Read on...
  280. Op Ed - Planning the Vibrant Social and Commercial Heart of Burke Mountain

    This future hub for Burke Mountain took a step forward July 10 with changes to the Official Community Plan (OCP) and approvals of policies and guidelines for development Read on...
  281. Tips for Coquitlam Homeowners to Prevent Wildfires

    Coquitlam Fire /Rescue would like to remind homeowners who live near green spaces to take steps that may prevent the cause of a wildfire as a result of a fire on their property as well as take steps to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their property. Read on...
  282. Soul, Folk and Country Hit the Virtual Concert Stage July 24 and 31

    Music lovers following Coquitlam’s free online Summer Concert Series are in for a treat July 24 and 31, as three distinctive artists take to the virtual stage. Read on...
  283. More New Patios Coming to Coquitlam

    There will soon be more patios to enjoy this summer in Coquitlam as the City is expanding the new program to help businesses set up temporary patios and outdoor spaces on public property. Read on...
  284. More Indoor City Facilities Reopening Soon in Coquitlam

    More in-person City services – including limited access to indoor recreation – are in store this summer as Coquitlam moves to the next phase of its reopening plan. Read on...
  285. Coquitlam Reimagines its Block Party Program

    Coquitlam residents are encouraged to connect with neighbours safely and take advantage of the $150 grant through the City’s reimagined Block Party Program. Read on...
  286. Outdoor Pickleball Court Piloted at Blue Mountain Park

    Coquitlam is piloting dedicated outdoor pickleball courts at Blue Mountain Park this summer as interest in the sport continues to surge. Read on...
  287. Smokers Face Hefty Fines in Coquitlam Parks

    As the nicer weather returns, Coquitlam is reminding all local park users—don’t let our parks go up in smoke. Individuals caught smoking in Coquitlam parks during summer months will face a $500 fine. Read on...
  288. Improvements Coming to Crunch Trail Through Five-year Plan

    Fitness equipment, viewing decks and other improvements are anticipated for the popular Crunch Trail next year. Read on...
  289. Coquitlam Increases Time Allotment for Outdoor Pool Swims

    Effective Monday, July 13 booked swim times at Coquitlam’s Eagle Ridge and Spani outdoor pools will increase from 30 to 40 minutes. Read on...
  290. Food Vendors Return to Town Centre Park

    Food vendors have returned to Town Centre Park for the summer as part of Coquitlam’s TCP Eats Program. Read on...
  291. Message From the Mayor - July 10, 2020

    Summer vacation this year is going to be different for most of us, but lucky for us in Coquitlam, being forced to stay close to home isn’t a bad thing. Read on...
  292. Coquitlam Moves Forward with Environmental Plan

    Plans for improving sustainable transportation, reducing waste and curbing greenhouse gases – top issues for Coquitlam residents – will be among the focus areas of the City’s first environmental strategy. Read on...
  293. Register for Modified August Camps and Programs

    Coquitlam will start taking registrations July 8 for August outdoor day camps and outdoor fitness classes with modifications to protect public health. Read on...
  294. Online Summer Concert Series Kicks Off July 10

    Latin, pop, country, dance and other musical acts will heat up screens across Coquitlam on Friday nights this summer in this year’s online Summer Concert Series at Home. Read on...
  295. Have Your Say July 6 on Plans to Modernize Commercial Zones

    The public will have a final chance to comment July 6 on Coquitlam’s plan to modernize and simplify its commercial zones to support businesses. Read on...
  296. Packed Entertainment Lineup Planned for Canada Day

    Magic, multicultural dancing, and music ranging from children’s rock to high-energy country are part of the packed entertainment lineup planned for Coquitlam’s online Canada Day celebrations tomorrow. Read on...
  297. Celebrate Canada Day at Home with Help from Coquitlam Businesses

    Coquitlam businesses are getting into the Canada Day spirit with deals and packages to help residents celebrate safely at home. Read on...
  298. Tree Watering Program Maintains Coquitlam’s Urban Forest

    Coquitlam has once again installed watering bags to help out young trees and keep the city’s urban forest healthy during drier spells. Read on...
  299. Message From the Mayor - June 24, 2020 - Canada Day

    With Canada Day coming up next week, many of us are reflecting on what it means to be Canadian. Read on...
  300. Stay Connected with Free Wi-Fi Around Coquitlam

    Looking to stay connected while on the go or enjoying the outdoors in Coquitlam? Free Wi-Fi is available at dozens of parks and public amenities across the city. Read on...
  301. Coquitlam Parks Recreation & Culture E-News Keeps You Up-to-Date

    Sign up now to receive bi-weekly newsletters to stay up-to-date on all things Coquitlam Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC). Read on...
  302. Eagle Ridge and Spani Outdoor Pools Open June 27

    Coquitlam's Eagle Ridge and Spani outdoor pools will reopen for use on Saturday, June 27 by pre-registration only. Read on...
  303. Coquitlam Kicks off 75 Days of Summer

    Tourism Coquitlam is kicking off 75 Days of Summer today with contests, insider tips of things to do, and places to visit, eat or drink – all in Coquitlam. Read on...
  304. Coquitlam Launches Two-year Review of Southwest Housing

    Coquitlam will soon kick off a two-year review intended to create vibrant neighbourhoods with more housing options in the southwest part of the community. Read on...
  305. More Coquitlam Residents Helping to Keep Bears Away

    More and more Coquitlam residents are doing their part to keep bears away, according to new statistics. Read on...
  306. Coquitlam Invests in Business Recovery

    Coquitlam is dedicating $25,000 in preliminary funding to help local businesses re-open or expand during the pandemic. Read on...
  307. Coquitlam Celebrates its Environmental Champions

    Coquitlam celebrated its environmental champions last night with a special online award presentation. Read on...
  308. Help Rid Coquitlam of Invasive Species

    The City of Coquitlam has made the control of invasive species, including Giant Hogweed, a priority due to the threat they pose to the natural ecosystem and human health. Read on...
  309. Message From the Mayor - June 19, 2020 - Class of 2020

    Normally at this time of year I would be giving grad speeches at our local high schools. Read on...
  310. Environmental Achievement Awards Announced June 22

    Coquitlam will recognize the recipients of the 2020 Environmental Achievement Awards at the City Council meeting broadcast on June 22. Read on...
  311. Town Centre Recycling Depot Reopens

    Coquitlam residents can once again bring their household recyclables to the Town Centre Recycling Depot, which has reopened with safety measures in place to protect residents and staff. Read on...
  312. Watch for New Streamlined Curbside Collection Calendar

    A new streamlined version of Coquitlam’s curbside collection calendar will hit local mailboxes this week. Read on...
  313. Coquitlam

    Notice of Public Hearing - June 15

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing on Monday, June 15, 2020. Read on...
  314. Public Consultation to Resume on City Projects

    Coquitlam will soon start engaging the public again on non-pandemic issues, after residents gave the idea a thumbs up in a recent survey. Read on...
  315. Join in Coquitlam’s Online Canada Day Event at Home

    Join in the fun at home July 1 as Coquitlam presents its annual Canada Day celebrations online with live music, dance, interactive activities and more. Read on...
  316. Coquitlam Reopens Fields and Courts to Sport User Groups

    Coquitlam has reopened its outdoor fields and sport courts to sport user groups for modified club use, including skills development and practice. Read on...
  317. Appointments Now Accepted for Select City Services

    Coquitlam is now accepting appointments for meetings with staff and in-person services at some facilities, with more to come as the City moves forward with its phased reopening. Read on...
  318. Coquitlam Residents Surveyed on New Shopping Habits

    Coquitlam residents are being asked how the pandemic is changing how they shop, dine out and travel in a new survey. Read on...
  319. Outreach Campaign Offers Support to Coquitlam Businesses

    Coquitlam’s Economic Development staff are hitting the pavement over the next two weeks to make sure local businesses know what supports are available to them during the pandemic. Read on...
  320. Message From the Mayor - June 11, 2020

    As more businesses and City amenities start to reopen, life is starting to feel just that little bit more normal. Families in particular are thrilled to be able to use playgrounds again – and soon, spray pads and outdoor pools. Read on...
  321. Spray Pads and Outdoor Pools Opening Soon in Coquitlam

    More open-air amenities will soon open in Coquitlam, with spray pads set for June 15 and outdoor pools scheduled to open June 27. Read on...
  322. Spaces Still Available in Coquitlam Kids’ Camps and Adult Fitness

    Coquitlam has started taking registrations for outdoor recreation programs offered in July and there are a number of kids’ half-day camps and fitness classes still available. Read on...
  323. Regional Coordination of Re-Opening Dates

    Each municipality in Metro Vancouver is working diligently in re-opening parks, recreation, cultural and library services to our residents and patrons. Read on...
  324. Celebrate Archives Week with a Virtual Visit to the City’s Past

    Coquitlam residents interested in learning more about their community can find a treasure trove of City history online. Read on...
  325. City Accomplishments Highlighted in 2019 Annual Report

    Coquitlam released its 2019 Annual Report to the public today, offering a look back at the City’s focus areas and accomplishments last year. Read on...
  326. Message From the Mayor - June 5, 2020 - Seniors' Week

    It’s BC Seniors’ Week, a time each year when we celebrate our seniors and everything they contribute to our families and community. Seniors’ Week also reminds us to make space in our busy lives for the seniors we know and love. Read on...
  327. Coquitlam Introduces Plan for Phased Reopening

    Coquitlam residents and businesses can look forward to scheduled access to some City facilities starting in mid-June, as the City announces plans for a phased reopening. Read on...
  328. Message From the Mayor - May 29, 2020

    After being cooped up for a while now, the prospect of being able to safely dine out, get a haircut and visit our local shops again is quite exciting. Read on...
  329. Coquitlam Adopts Expedited Process for Business Outdoor Spaces

    Coquitlam has introduced a simple, expedited process to help businesses set up temporary patios and outdoor spaces in as little as two days. Read on...
  330. Options Available to Taxpayers as 2020 Notices Mailed Out

    Property tax notices are being mailed out to Coquitlam homes and businesses this week, but much is different about tax time 2020. Read on...
  331. Coquitlam Reopens Playgrounds and Outdoor Sport Courts

    Coquitlam residents are urged to continue to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 as about 50 playgrounds and dozens of outdoor sport courts reopen across the city this week. Read on...
  332. Construction of New Mundy Park Playground Begins Soon

    Work will begin this month on a major upgrade to Mundy Park’s playground. Read on...
  333. Virtual Seniors’ Week Kicks Off Today in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam has moved its Seniors’ Week festivities online for 2020, with a variety of activities celebrating residents aged 50 and up. Read on...
  334. Playgrounds Set to Reopen Across the Tri-Cities

    With warmer weather ahead, local children will have more options to play outdoors after playgrounds reopen in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody and village of Anmore. Read on...
  335. Register June 1 for Modified Summer Camps and Programs

    Coquitlam will start taking registrations June 1 for outdoor day camps and outdoor fitness classes offered in July, with modifications to protect public health. Read on...
  336. Photo Backdrops and Frames Help Grads Celebrate

    Coquitlam has put a fun twist on one typical graduation ritual – photos – to support the class of 2020. Read on...
  337. Coquitlam Puts In Motion Plans to Support Businesses

    Coquitlam is moving forward with a number of actions to help support businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Read on...
  338. Video and Resources Encourage Residents to Go by Bike

    Coquitlam has launched a new video today showcasing its cycling routes and amenities to kick off Go by Bike Week. Read on...
  339. City Park Hosts Supporting Safe Trail and Park Use

    Coquitlam's Park Hosts are ramping up their monitoring of City parks and trails to ensure physical distancing rules are followed on the long weekend. Read on...
  340. Message From the Mayor - May 22, 2020

    If there was ever a year we needed a nice spring, this is certainly it. The warm, sunny days we’ve been enjoying have allowed us to get outside more, providing some respite from the uncertainty and anxiety we’re feeling. Read on...
  341. Love Your Lawn Again with These Tips

    We’re all spending more time in our yards these days, but are Chafer beetles or other lawn issues getting you down? Good lawn care practices throughout the year can help defend your lawn against pests, disease and damage. Read on...
  342. Major Expansion to EV Charging Network in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam is rolling out the biggest expansion yet of its electric vehicle charging network, with the support of federal funding. Read on...
  343. Coquitlam Asks Community: Do You Want to Have Your Say?

    Are you ready be consulted on issues other than the pandemic – and if so, how? Read on...
  344. Stage 1 Water Use Restrictions Now in Effect

    Metro Vancouver’s regional Stage 1 water use restrictions went into effect May 1 and will continue until Oct. 15. Read on...
  345. Online Awards Honour Those Supporting Tri-Cities Youth

    Youth Week 2020 wrapped up across the Tri-Cities on May 7 with an online awards event recognizing young people, adult mentors, businesses, organizations and youth groups making a difference in the lives of local youth. Read on...
  346. Coquitlam Offers Meal Delivery and Other Support to Seniors

    Coquitlam is offering meal delivery, a friendly voice on the phone and other support to seniors during the COVID-19 health crisis. Read on...
  347. Enjoy the Outdoors Safely with CoquitlamSPIRIT

    If thoughts of the long weekend ahead have you yearning for the outdoors, CoquitlamSPIRIT offers some ways to enjoy nature safely. Read on...
  348. Message From the Mayor - May 14, 2020

    We’ve had some good news recently about how B.C. is flattening the curve, and many of us are excited about the prospect of getting back to some of our normal activities. Read on...
  349. Unlimited Yard Trimmings Collection and Large Item Pickup Programs Resume

    Coquitlam’s seasonal unlimited yard trimmings collection and large item pickup programs will resume service effective May 19. Read on...
  350. City Thanks Community for CoquitlamSPIRIT

    A new video launched today expresses the City’s gratitude for how the community has pulled together and displayed their CoquitlamSPIRIT through acts of caring and community connections. Read on...
  351. New Technology Solutions Improve Service Now, and Tomorrow

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been a game-changer for technology in Coquitlam, as solutions for emerging needs are quickly becoming part of the way the City does business. Read on...
  352. Paid Opportunities Offered for Coquitlam Canada Day Celebration

    Coquitlam is offering performers, businesses, artisans and non-profits a chance to get paid to participate in its first-ever online Canada Day celebration. Read on...
  353. Virtual Exhibit Celebrates International Nurses Day

    In honour of International Nurses Day and the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, Coquitlam Archives' current online exhibit shines a spotlight on the School of Psychiatric Nursing at the Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale. Read on...
  354. Fee Changes and e-Signatures Support Economic Recovery

    Coquitlam is taking steps this week to help free up cash flow and reduce red tape to ensure construction and the related economic spinoffs continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  355. Coquitlam Reimagines its Summer Events and Celebrations

    Coquitlam has reimagined this year’s summertime civic events and festivals to allow the community to have fun, connect and celebrate safely. Read on...
  356. Five Ideas for Those Seeking a Trail Less Travelled

    With warmer weather expected to draw more people outside this weekend, Coquitlam has compiled five options for people seeking a trail less travelled. Read on...
  357. New Portal and Survey Launched to Support Businesses

    Coquitlam launched an online portal and survey for its businesses today – the City’s latest effort to provide them with tools and support during the pandemic and beyond. Read on...
  358. Message From the Mayor - May 7, 2020 - Mental Health Week

    Many of you know that mental health is a topic that is near and dear to me. This week the whole country is talking about it during Mental Health Week May 4 to 10, and there’s no better time than now to be having that conversation. Read on...
  359. Help Keep Parks and Trails Clean and Safe

    More people are escaping to Coquitlam’s outdoor spaces for a break during the pandemic, but not everyone is properly disposing of their litter. Read on...
  360. Select Outdoor Amenities To Reopen Saturday

    Coquitlam will be reopening select outdoor amenities where physical distancing can be maintained, while keeping playgrounds and sport courts closed at this time. Read on...
  361. Open Letter from City Council to Our Community

    The health crisis has forced all of us to rethink our priorities and in many cases, make hard decisions. That’s true for the City as well. Read on...
  362. Coquitlam Offers Ideas to Celebrate Moms this Mother’s Day

    Coquitlam is paying tribute to all moms this week as we approach one of the most unusual Mother’s Day celebrations in history. Read on...
  363. $5-Million Plan Supports Community Now and in the Future

    Coquitlam is moving forward with a broad COVID-19 response plan that includes immediate relief for taxpayers and a funding allocation for a community recovery plan aimed at providing targeted and meaningful support to those in need. Read on...
  364. Get Prepared During Emergency Preparedness Week

    If recent events have taught us anything, it’s that crises definitely test our preparedness, and it is with that lens that Coquitlam supports this year’s Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) from May 3–9. Read on...
  365. Options Available as Recreation Facilities Remain Closed

    While Coquitlam recreation facilities remain closed throughout May, free online options are available to stay active, healthy and connected. Read on...
  366. Free Activities for All Ages as Coquitlam Pilots Online Classes

    Missing the social interaction from your favourite recreation program? Coquitlam is offering the next best thing to being there, with a new series of free live online registered programs running in May and June. Read on...
  367. Message From the Mayor - Youth Week

    This Friday, Coquitlam will kick off our annual celebration of BC Youth Week, which recognizes youth and the contributions they make to their communities. Read on...
  368. What You Pour Down the Storm Drain Could be Deadly to Fish

    The recent death of fish in Coquitlam’s Hoy Creek serves as a reminder that dumping paint, oil and other chemicals down the storm drain can be deadly to local aquatic life. Read on...
  369. Coquitlam Moves Up Facility Maintenance During Closures

    Coquitlam is making good use of the forced closure of City recreation facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  370. Message From the Mayor - April 23, 2020 - Volunteer Week

    It’s often said that if you want to feel better, help someone else. That’s a fitting sentiment this week as we celebrate the contributions of Coquitlam’s volunteers during National Volunteer Week. Read on...
  371. Seek Out Hidden Gems for a Safe Outdoor Experience

    With more than 90 kilometres of trails and 3,400 acres of parks and green spaces, Coquitlam offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly. Read on...
  372. Stay Healthy and Connected with CoquitlamSPIRIT

    Coquitlam residents can discover healthy and fun things to do, get support and connect with their community in the new CoquitlamSPIRIT online space. Read on...
  373. Celebrate Earth Day with Simple, Planet-Friendly Activities

    With Earth Day approaching on April 22, the City of Coquitlam has rounded up some ideas to help residents plan their own celebration at home. Read on...
  374. Still Time to Nominate a Coquitlam Environmental Champion

    Coquitlam residents, students and organizations have until May 1 to submit nominations for the City’s 2020 Environmental Achievement Awards. Read on...
  375. Do Your Part to Help Keep Local Bears Safe

    With bears out of hibernation and searching for food, Coquitlam is reminding residents to do their part to keep bears away. Read on...
  376. Message From the Mayor - April 16, 2020

    When I think about what will help us get through these difficult times, what comes to mind is care, compassion, connection and community. Read on...
  377. Message From The Mayor - April 9, 2020

    Some of you may be contemplating the upcoming long weekend with less excitement than usual. It can be very disappointing to have to cancel your plans to travel, or to get together with family and friends. Read on...
  378. Open Letter to Our Community

    As we face the uncertain days ahead, you can rely on the City of Coquitlam to continue to do our part. Read on...
  379. Coquitlam Crunch Users Reminded to Maintain Distance

    Last month the City introduced one-way traffic and other measures to protect public health along the Coquitlam Crunch trail, but may need to consider closing the trail or implementing other restrictions if users don’t follow the rules. Read on...
  380. Coquitlam Extends Program Cancellation, Looks to Summer

    Coquitlam has cancelled all registered recreation programs until June 30 and delayed registration amid the COVID-19 health crisis, while providing online activities and continuing to plan for the summer. Read on...
  381. Community Role Essential for COVID-19 Compliance

    As Coquitlam continues to support provincial health orders to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City is urging the public to do its part as well. Read on...
  382. Message from The Mayor - April 2

    This is a challenging time for businesses. Many are struggling, and some fear they won’t survive the COVID-19 crisis. Read on...
  383. Coquitlam Businesses Encouraged to Access Supports and Resources

    Coquitlam is encouraging businesses to take advantage of the supports and resources available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  384. Coquitlam Fitness and Recreation Goes Virtual

    Missing your favourite drop-in fitness class or your child’s favourite after-school program? Take advantage of Coquitlam’s free online fitness and recreation resources. Read on...
  385. Bear Sightings Prompt Reminder to Secure Attractants

    Sightings of a black bear this week in Coquitlam are a reminder of the ongoing need to secure waste and other attractants - even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  386. Modifications to Coquitlam Curbside Waste Collection

    To protect the safety of crews, the City’s Large Item Pick-up and Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings programs have been temporarily suspended. The City’s bi-weekly garbage and weekly green cart collection will continue as scheduled. Read on...
  387. Coquitlam Cancels Events in May, Assesses Others

    Coquitlam has cancelled all May event bookings at City parks and facilities based on ongoing direction from B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer and the need to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  388. Message from the Mayor

    A message from the Mayor Read on...
  389. Coquitlam Closes Public Washrooms, Sport Fields, Sport Courts and Skateparks

    To help stop the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, the City of Coquitlam will be closing all sport fields, sport courts and skateparks, including tennis courts and table games in parks. Read on...
  390. Coquitlam Cracks Down on Unauthorized Supply Sales

    People trying to profit from unauthorized sales of medical and other essential supplies in Coquitlam could find themselves paying a $500 fine instead. Read on...
  391. Coquitlam Planning & Development Services During COVID-19

    While City Hall is closed to the public at this time, Coquitlam is still providing modified services to process development and building applications, issue permits, and conduct site inspections. Read on...
  392. Recreation Program Registration Delayed to April 8-9

    In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the City will be delaying spring recreation program registration to April 8-9. Read on...
  393. Coquitlam Closes Dog Parks in Response to COVID-19

    In a further effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, all of Coquitlam's fenced off-leash dog parks will be closed. Read on...
  394. A Message From The Mayor - March 20, 2020

    A message from Mayor Richard Stewart. Read on...
  395. Coquitlam Will Not Enforce March 31 Utility Bill Deadline

    Coquitlam property owners struggling with the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic now have extra time to pay their 2020 Utility Bill. Read on...
  396. Coquitlam Temporarily Closes City Playgrounds

    Playgrounds in Coquitlam parks were temporarily closed today in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Read on...
  397. Coquitlam Closes All City Facilities to Public

    Following the Provincial government announcement of a province-wide state of emergency related to COVID-19, the City of Coquitlam will be closing all civic facilities to the public until further notice. Read on...
  398. Coquitlam Closes Recreation Facilities, Cancels Events and Camps

    Further to today’s direction from the Government of Canada and BC’s Provincial Health Officer, effective the end of the day on March 16, the City of Coquitlam will be closing most of its civic facilities to the public until further notice. Read on...
  399. Refunds and Registration for City Programs

    Further to yesterday's direction from the Government of Canada and BC’s Provincial Health Officer, the City of Coquitlam has closed most of its civic facilities to the public until further notice and cancelled all Spring Break camps and activities. Read on...
  400. COVID-19 – City of Coquitlam Update for Sunday, March 15, 2020

    The City of Coquitlam is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and is following the direction and recommendations of the BC Provincial Health Officer and local health authority (Fraser Health). Read on...
  401. COVID-19 – City of Coquitlam Update for Friday, March 13, 2020

    The City of Coquitlam continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely to ensure we continue to respond to emerging issues as they relate to City facilities, programs, services and events. Read on...
  402. Coquitlam Junior Fire Fighter Program Year Two

    Coquitlam Fire/Rescue, in partnership with School District No. 43, is continuing into the second year of their Junior Firefighter Program. Read on...
  403. Coquitlam Taking Proactive Measures to Support Public Safety

    We know that members of our community may have concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and the City will be providing updates, as required, on the impacts to Coquitlam programs, services and facilities. Read on...
  404. Plans for Town Centre Park and Lake Loop Trail

    Coquitlam is planning a major upgrade to the much-loved Lafarge Lake loop trail at Town Centre Park, including a wharf and public access to the lake’s island for the first time. Read on...
  405. Coquitlam City Hall Elevator and Roof Replacement

    Coquitlam City Hall’s main public elevator is getting replaced with work scheduled to begin March 11 and should be completed by mid-May. Read on...
  406. Mark Your Calendars – Coquitlam Town Hall Thursday, April 2

    Coquitlam residents, business owners, students and others who are interested in our community are invited to participate in the City’s Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 2 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Read on...
  407. SignMeUp – New Online Registration System Launches Today

    The City of Coquitlam is making it easier to register for recreation programs and services with the launch of our new online recreation system. Read on...
  408. Nominate Environmental Champions in Coquitlam

    The City of Coquitlam is inviting nominations for its 2020 Environmental Achievement Awards to recognize volunteers and environmental stewards who work to promote, preserve and enhance Coquitlam's natural environment. Read on...
  409. Technology Continues to Improve City Services

    Technology is increasingly putting City services at the fingertips of Coquitlam residents, and more improvements are on the way. Read on...
  410. Submit Spirit of Coquitlam Grant Applications by March 31

    Non-profit community organizations have until March 31 to apply for funding through the City’s Spirit Grant program. Read on...
  411. Food Vendors Sought for Popular Coquitlam Events

    Are you a local food vendor looking for summer event opportunities? Coquitlam is now accepting applications for food vendors wishing to provide services at the City’s most popular events and reach thousands of people. Read on...
  412. City Centre Aquatic Complex Expanding with Renovation

    Coquitlam is moving forward with plans to expand the City Centre Aquatic Complex, with a proposed renovation project now moving into the design phase. Read on...
  413. $140 Million in Parks and Facilities Upgrades Under Way

    Coquitlam’s ambitious 2020 capital program will see about $140 million in parks and facilities upgrades initiated this year, from new trailside washrooms to multi-year YMCA and Place Maillardville projects. Read on...
  414. Coquitlam

    Notice of Public Hearing - Feb. 24

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing on Monday, February 24, 2020. Read on...
  415. 2020 Utility Payments are Due

    Coquitlam households will be receiving their 2020 utility notices this week and payment is due Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Read on...
  416. Coquitlam Recognized as a Top Employer for Third Year

    The City of Coquitlam has been named a Top Employer in B.C. for the third year in a row. Read on...
  417. New Online Registration System for Parks, Recreation & Culture Programs

    The City of Coquitlam is making it easier to register for recreation programs with the launch of a new registration system coming March 2020. Read on...
  418. Future Oakdale Land Use Goes to Public Hearing Feb. 24

    A public hearing on Feb. 24 will provide a final chance to comment on how Burquitlam’s Oakdale neighbourhood will develop over the next 25 years. Read on...
  419. Citizen Satisfaction on the Rise: Coquitlam Survey

    Citizen satisfaction with Coquitlam’s services is on the rise while transportation, housing and growth continue to be top community issues, according to a new City survey. Read on...
  420. Celebrate Family Day in Coquitlam

    Looking to spend quality time with your family over the long weekend? Coquitlam is serving up family fun all over the City. Read on...
  421. Westwood Plateau Parking Restrictions Activated for Tuesday, Feb. 4

    Due to the latest forecast of a significant snow event for Tuesday, Feb. 4, the City of Coquitlam is activating the Westwood Plateau Parking restrictions. Read on...
  422. Tall Mass Timber Buildings Could Be Coming to Coquitlam

    Coquitlam is applying to be one of B.C.’s early adopters of tall mass timber construction in the hopes of providing more options for the type of construction permitted in the City, leading to an increase in housing options. Read on...
  423. Heavy Rain in the Forecast

    The weather forecast, ?which includes high winds and anticipated rainfall over the next few days, has prompted a High Streamflow Advisory by the River Forecast Centre. Read on...
  424. Volunteer Guest Speaking Opportunities Available in Coquitlam Recreation Facilities

    Coquitlam is seeking community partners to engage seniors on a variety of topics in recreation centres this fall. Read on...
  425. Have Your Say on Coquitlam Seniors Strategy

    Coquitlam residents now have their final chance to comment on a strategy that will shape the City’s parks, recreation and culture services for those 50+ for the next 15 years... Read on...
  426. Coquitlam Named a Finalist in B.C. Open for Business Awards

    Coquitlam has been named a finalist in the province-wide Open for Business Awards, recognizing the successes of the City’s innovative Business LinQ service. Read on...
  427. Coquitlam

    Coquitlam Snow Response and Service Updates

    City of Coquitlam crews are currently working to address the continuous and intense snow fall and freezing temperatures that have hit Metro Vancouver this week. Read on...
  428. Coquitlam

    Task Force Produces Comprehensive Report on 3030 Gordon Shelter

    A new report tabled by the 3030 Gordon Emergency Shelter Task Force provides a comprehensive look at the community impacts of the shelter, as well as a strategic action plan. Read on...
  429. Coquitlam

    Notice of Public Hearing - Jan. 27

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing on Monday, January 27, 2020. Read on...
  430. Coquitlam

    Artificial Turf Field To Be Constructed with Support from Wesbild

    A partnership between the City of Coquitlam, School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) and Wesbild Holdings has secured funding for a lit artificial turf field and other amenities at the new middle/secondary school and park planned for Burke Mountain. Read on...
  431. Coquitlam

    Be Prepared for Snow

    Metro Vancouver is expecting a cooling trend with potential snow flurries in the next few days and snowfall this coming weekend. Coquitlam residents are reminded to make sure they are prepared and ‘winter wise.’ Read on...
  432. Coquitlam

    New Change Rooms for Arena 3 at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

    New player and referee change rooms will be added to Arena 3 at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex (PSLC) in 2020, with the purpose of improving function and user experiences. Read on...
  433. Coquitlam

    Older Adults Can Get Active with Free Recreation Program

    Coquitlam is excited to be continuing a partnership with BC Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA) to bring you the free program, Choose to Move. Read on...
  434. Coquitlam

    Help Shape the Future of Coquitlam’s Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery

    Coquitlam residents are invited to help the City shape the future of Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery. Read on...
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