Winter in the Lower Mainland can mean a variety of weather - from ice and snow, to wind and power outages, to rain and heavy flooding. The information on these pages will help you learn about the City’s operations during these events, as well as your responsibilities and how to be prepared for any emergency.
To report an area of concern, please use our real-time Coquitlam Snow Response Request tool. Note that while snow is falling or until the primary roads are cleared, the City will not be addressing local roads or lanes.
During a snow event, City roads are plowed according to a priority system aimed at supporting the greater public safety and public transportation access:
Private roads are not maintained by the City. Residents need to contact their Property Management Company or Strata for concerns related to their roads.
View the Coquitlam Snow Response Plan Map (PDF).
To help us better serve you during a winter weather event, please remember the following:
Parking restrictions are implemented in certain areas of Coquitlam to assist City crews in making our streets safer for winter driving during snow events.
From November 1 to March 15 each year, parking restrictions will prohibit all on-street parking in certain areas during snow events - having the streets free of vehicles allows City crews to plow streets clear from curb to curb making the streets safer for winter driving.
Coquitlam drivers are asked to follow all posted parking restrictions, keep the streets free of parked vehicles and park in driveways and on private property. In addition to allowing our crews to make our streets safer, this will prevent drivers from having to dig out their vehicle, and avoid a ticket or towing.
The restrictions are activated every time snow is in the forecast until the end of the snow event and the streets are clear. The City will advise when the parking ban has been activated in the following ways:
The streets identified below indicate the locations of winter parking restrictions. Parking Restriction Maps are attached to street names below for further details.
Subscribe to the Winter Parking Restrictions email list, and you will receive email notifications when the parking restriction is activated and in place due to a forecasted snow event, as well as other important updates.
Sometimes snow will prevent garbage trucks from accessing certain streets and the best way to get timely information about garbage collection is through the City’s ReCollect app, available for download in the App or Google Play store. More information on this tool is available on the Garbage and Recycling Collection Calendar and Guidelines page.