You can still enjoy Coquitlam parks and trails while physically distancing safely, and there’s lots you can do in your own backyard too! Here you’ll find tips and guides, virtual block parties, gardening and backyard videos and more.
Common Name: Spider Plant
Scientific Name: Cleome
Did you know there are over 90 kilometres of trails in Coquitlam? Take a look at our Trail Finder to go for a walk, hike or bike. The trail surfaces are suitable to all types of activities and some are wheelchair accessible.
Avoid the crowds and try these trail options:
Whether you're age three or 83, fishing is an activity that can be enjoyed by all, and here in Coquitlam, you don't have to travel far to cast your line.
Don’t forget! B.C. freshwater sport fishing licenses are required for recreational lake fishing for age 16 and over. You can purchase them online through the government of B.C. website (just $10 for the day for British Columbians) or get more info at GoFishBC. No license is required if you're under 16 years old.
There is a lot of nature within Coquitlam's borders. Take time to explore, and while you are at it, try searching for some items on our Outdoor Scavenger Hunt.
Document your scavenger hunt and everything you find. Share your photos on Twitter and Instagram and tag @CityofCoquitlam #CoquitlamSPIRIT.
Don't lose your hugging skills while physically distancing – hug a tree!
Want to bring some of the magic of the Lights at Lafarge display to your home?
Watch the video and learn how to make pop bottle tulips.
Display your creations prominently on your patio or in your garden at home. Add outdoor lights for an added touch.
Take a photo of your completed display and upload it to Twitter and Instagram tagging @CityofCoquitlam and #CoquitlamSPIRIT. We'd love to share the photo with others.
On your next walk, bring your camera and snap photos of birds, tree and nature in action.
Take a selfie with a:
Upload your photos to Twitter and Instagram tagging @CityofCoquitlam and #CoquitlamSPIRIT.
Show your spirit!
Draw a picture or write a message on the sidewalk or street in your neighbourhood to send a positive message to your family and neighbours.
Examples of some encouraging words or messages could be, “Hope," "We can do this!” or "Smile, we've got this!."
Get social! Take a photo of your finished masterpiece and post it to your social media channels and tag @CityofCoquitlam and #CoquitlamSPIRIT.
Gather a few rocks and decorate them with messages of support for your community to create a one of a kind rock art garden. Display your rock art in your front yard, balcony and online.
On your next walk, leave your rocks along trails and in parks for others to enjoy.
Snap a picture of your rock art garden and upload it to Twitter or Instagram tagging @CityofCoquitlam and #CoquitlamSPIRIT.