The City of Coquitlam is developing an overarching and comprehensive framework to guide the assessment and preservation of heritage resources, both built and natural. The Strategy will help to refine the vision for heritage conservation in the City and identify the tools available to realize that vision. Please see our Heritage Management Strategy page for more information.
Preserving Coquitlam’s Heritage
Coquitlam enjoys a rich heritage, evident in many features throughout the City. The notion of heritage extends beyond individual buildings, affecting overall streetscapes and neighbourhoods. Maintaining and caring for this heritage brings many benefits, such as:
Enhancing the community’s distinct identity and pride through the preservation of the roots of its ancestors
Providing a sense of continuity between the past, present and future
Demonstrating a commitment to the general principle of sustainability
The City of Coquitlam Archives acquires and preserves records that document the history of the city. Our holdings include records of the city government including Council Minutes, Bylaws, and correspondence from the City Clerk’s Office.