Burke Mountain Updates

The City of Coquitlam recognizes that Burke Mountain residents, and the community-at-large, have a strong interest in the many different projects and initiatives underway and planned for northeast Coquitlam. This includes:

Some of these projects, such as the Village and major road construction are the responsibility of the City of Coquitlam. Other initiatives, such as school planning and transit service are led by other agencies such as the Province of BC, School District 43 or TransLink.

This page is provided as a central resource for these various projects and initiatives. Where the City is not the lead agency, we have linked to the relevant website for further information.

Project Updates

  1. Burke Mountain Village
  2. Road & Utility Improvement Projects
  3. Tree Risk Assessment Work
  4. Smiling Creek Park, Activity Centre & Elementary School
  5. Harper Park Expansion
  6. Riley Park
  7. Burke Mountain Pioneer Park
  8. Princeton Park
  9. Victoria Park
  10. Leigh Park

The future Burke Mountain Village will be at the centre of everything that makes the Burke Mountain community such a unique and rewarding place to live. The Village will be the will be the commercial and social hub of this growing community, and will include the brand new Northeast Recreation Centre, a bustling public plaza, 120,000 square feet of commercial including a grocery store, and a 3.6-acre park connected to the "green spine" park corridor. This 15.8-hectare (39-acre) site is located east of Burke Mountain Creek and surrounded by David Avenue and Burke Village Promenade.

In July 2017, the development took its first significant step forward with changes to the Official Community Plan (OCP), and approvals of policies and guidelines for the development of the Burke Mountain Village site.

For information and updates on this project, visit the Burke Mountain Village page.

Contributing to the Burke Mountain Community

and development is a key part of building a livable community, and the sale of City-owned lands is integral to helping the City secure its vision for Burke Mountain and the prime properties surrounding the future Burke Mountain Village. Burke Mountain is central to helping the City fulfill its obligation to the Regional Growth Strategy adopted by all Metro Vancouver cities. City is committed to the long-term plan for the area and is actively developing its roadways, parks and services.

The City currently owns a number of land parcels on Burke Mountain and is the primary land owner and developer for Burke Mountain Village. In its capacity as the land owner, through the Land Management section of the Strategic Initiatives Department, the City has a responsibility to ensure that these property assets are developed in a manner that contributes to the community in a positive way. This includes providing Community Amenity Contributions, which are funds that go toward City amenities and assets, to lessen the financial impact of new development on the growing community.

This approach not only allows the City greater control over the development, but provides a source of revenue that will benefit Coquitlam’s current and future generations.

Land Development

The City’s properties are managed by the Land Development section of the City’s Strategic Initiatives department. For more information on the City’s land development, contact the Manager of Land Development via email or 604-927-6965.

Stay Connected

Those interested in neighbourhood updates and the ongoing development of northeast Coquitlam are invited to sign up for Burke Mountain Email Updates or follow the City’s social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter for news and information.