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Top Tips on Coquitlam's Hidden Gems

Interested in pristine hiking trails, world-class running trails and free outdoor festivals? Yes, please! Pick up Coquitlam’s 2018 Travel & Experience Guide at any City facility, including City Hall, libraries and recreation centres, or read it online.


2018 Coquitlam Travel ​& Experience Guide



Coquitlam Travel and Experience Guide (download)

 

Experience Salmon Come Home

Watch salmon fight their way up river in the last battle of their lives! Did you know the name Coquitlam comes from the Coast Salish word “kʷikʷəƛ̓əm,” which means “red fish up the river.”

You can visit Hoy Creek to catch one of Mother Nature’s greatest shows as salmon make their final journey upstream to their birthing grounds.  Watch for chum from early to mid-October to early November and coho from late October to late December. 

Did you know? You can tour the Hoy Creek hatchery at the annual Salmon Come Home event on Sun, Oct 21. This FREE family event runs from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and includes interactive children’s activities, snacks, and educational exhibits. 

Looking for more? Step into the wild and follow the Hoy Creek Linear Park trails!

Upcoming Events 

Coquitlam Farmers Market 
Every Sunday, May - October, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Make the most of the fall harvest and head to the market. The last market day is October 28! Drop by for fresh local produce, kids’ activities and live entertainment. The Poirier Street Farmer Market takes place in the parking lot of Dogwood Pavilion (corner of Winslow and Poirier).

Guided Hikes – View the Fall Colours
Various Dates/Times in Oct, ticketed

Learn about hiking while enjoying the fall colours. Visit trails along Coquitlam River, Colony Farms, & Minnekhada High Knoll.  coquitlam.ca/outdoors
 
The Music of War: 100 Anniversary Commemoration
Sat, Oct 13, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., ticketed

Marking 100 years since the end of WW1 pianist Maria Jung and guest musicians explore popular wartime tunes. placedesarts.ca
 
Third Eye Blind
Fri, Oct 19, 8 p.m., ticketed

The “Semi-Charmed Life” American rock band will be taking to the stage at Hard Rock Casino’s Molson Canadian Theatre. hardrockcasinovancouver.com

Salmon Come Home
Sun, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., free

Witness one of Mother Nature’s greatest spectacles at Hoy Creek Hatchery and enjoy interactive activities, food, live demonstrations and more. hoyscottcreeks.org/salmon-come-home 

The Piano Teacher
Oct 23 - 27, various times, ticketed
evergreenculturalcentre.ca
The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the Piano Teacher. ​ The Georgia Straight has called it “A beautiful meditation on loss and the healing power of music.”​

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival
Nov 2 - 3, various times, ticketed
coquitlambeerfestival.com 
Tradition meets innovation at the Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival. Head to Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club to enjoy more than 40 select BC breweries and foods ​prepared by top local chefs. 

TriCity International Wine & Food Festival
Sat, Nov 3, ticketed
Showcasing food and wine from around the world with a unique focus on South America.  Head to Westwood Plateau Golf Club to sip and savour. tricitywinefestival.com 

Evergreen Cultural Centre 
Don't miss the culture, music, art and theatre events. evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Go Fishing
Anytime, free 

Como Lake and Lafarge Lake have been stocked with rainbow trout. Remember, a fishing license is required for those ages 16+. Take a look at our Travel & Experience Guide for tips​

Como Lake ParkCoquitlam's Top Attractions   

Interested in the best things to do in Coquitlam, as voted by visitors? According to TripAdvisor.ca reviewers, here are the city’s top three attractions.

1. Town Centre Park
Walk the 1.2-km lakeside trail around Lafarge Lake or take the kids over to the playground and skate park. This park was named Canada’s best public space in 2017 by the Canadian Institute of Planners. You’ll find free outdoor fitness equipment on site as well as table tennis (BYO paddles and ball) and foosball tables. The lake is regularly stocked with trout for urban fishing.

2. Mundy Park 
This 400-acre coastal rainforest urban park offers a lush escape from city life. Explore its extensive trail system totalling 16 km to uncover either of the two pretty lakes. The flat terrain is also great for bike riding.

3. Como Lake Park 
Regularly stocked with rainbow trout, this small lake is a popular fishing spot, with a 1-km lakeside trail and a playground. It’s a great location for canoeing and kayaking.

 

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Visitor Information Centres

Mackin House

(Official Coquitlam Visitor Centre)

1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G3
Phone: 604-516-6151
Email: info@coquitlamheritage.ca
Hours:
Tuesday - Friday:  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

(Local Information Available)

#205 – 2773 Barnet Highway
Coquitlam, BC  V3B 1C2
Phone: 604-464-2716
Email: info@tricitieschamber.com
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Accommodations

The City of Coquitlam offers a range of accommodation options from hotels to motels, to bed and breakfasts. Coquitlam has four hotels with approximately 390 rooms, one motel with 39 rooms and approximately 10 bed and breakfasts.

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Tourism Sector

For more information about Coquitlam's tourism sector, review the Tourism Sector Fact Sheet.

Travel & Experience Guide Advertising Opportunities

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Contact Us

For further information on tourism development opportunities, please contact:

Tourism Office
Economic Development Division
P:  604-927-3912
tourism@coquitlam.ca

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