Youth Centres

Need a place to chill? Come visit our youth centres at Pinetree Community Centre and Poirier Community Centre where we offer: group activities, social support and public information. Our centres have tons of fun activities including ping pong, Foosball, pool, video games and much more!

The Getaway Youth Centre

Located at Poirier Community Centre at 620 Poirier St.

Fall Hours of Operation  - Starting Tuesday, Nov. 2

  • Tuesdays to Thursdays, 11:15 - 5 p.m.  (14 to 18 yrs) 
  • Fridays, 11:15 - 6:30 p.m. (14 to 18 yrs) 
  • Saturdays, 10: 30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (11 to 14 yrs)
  • Mondays and Sundays, Closed

The Landing Youth Centre 

Located at Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way. Please enter and exit through the Youth Centre.

Fall Hours of Operation

  • Mondays to Thursdays, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. (13 to 18 yrs)
  • Fridays and Saturdays, 4:30 – 10 p.m. (11 to 18 yrs)
  • Sundays, Closed 

Youth Registered Programs

Please visit our registration page to see what new and exciting youth programs we will be offering this year! 

Healthy Food Pilot Program

Under the City’s Corporate Partners program, Oppy, a Coquitlam-based company supporting food production and distribution throughout North America, will provide a variety of seasonal fresh produce each Wednesday for child and youth recreation programs at Pinetree and Poirier Community Centres. Learn more.

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership and volunteer opportunities are a great way to meet new people, gain valuable experience, have fun, and get involved in your community.

Coquitlam Youth Council

Have your voice heard and make a difference! Youth Council members provide feedback, ideas and suggestions on city-wide initiatives, programs and issues facing youth in Coquitlam. Open to Coquitlam residents in Grade 10 –  12. 

We are currently accepting applications 2021/2022 Youth Council. If you are interested in joining us, email us with your name, school and grade to set up an interview via Zoom. 

For more information, click here. Application process closes August 30, 2021. 

Youth Action Aquatic Action Teams

Are you looking for an exciting leadership opportunity? Enjoy planning events? If so, Coquitlam Aquatics is looking for enthusiastic youth (ages 13 to 18) to take on projects planning special events in our pools and arenas. This six to eight week commitment involves weekly meetings and some additional time for planning.

If you are eager, creative and proactive, join us! Email City Centre Aquatic Complex or email Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex.

Volunteer Opportunities

View a list of Volunteer Opportunities.

BC Vaccine Card Requirements for Recreation Activities

  1. As of Oct. 24, proof of full vaccination is required for entry to certain places and programs, as outlined by the provincial government. 

     Visitors 12 years and older will be required to show their BC Vaccine Card prior to entry at a City facility include:

    • Events, including recreational programs, with more than 50 people
    • Sports, weight rooms, gymnasiums, fitness/dance studios (12-21 years exempt if a youth-specific program)
    • Arenas when being used for adult sport
    • Indoor ticketed sporting events

    Proof of vaccine will not be required at the following: 

    • Recreational activities and programs with less than 50 participants other than those which are considered adult sport, exercise, fitness or dance activities. 
    • Swimming pools (Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, City Centre Aquatic Complex)
    • Arenas when not being used for an event or adult sport (Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, Poirier Forum)
    • Child- and youth-specific sport and recreation programs
    • Before and after school programs
    • Teachers/instructors providing education activities with their students in City facilities
    • Rehab or exercise therapy programs
    • For parents, attendants and support people acting in a service capacity

    For the most up-to-date covid-19 updates go to www.coquitlam.ca/covid19

  1. Masks Mandatory for Recreation Facilities

    Safety protocols are in place at all City facilities to ensure the safety of program participants and staff.

    The Provincial Mask Mandate states that masks are mandatory for all people 5 years and older regardless of vaccination status. Specific to the community recreation setting, masks must be worn in common areas but may be removed during physical activity (sport and exercise). 

    The following individuals are exempt from mask wearing:

    • Children under 5
    • People who are unable to wear a mask due to psychological, behavioural or health condition, or a physical, cognitive or mental impairment
    • People who cannot remove a mask on their own