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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)


Upcoming Festivals & Events

Ink Painting Exhibitions

Nov. 16 – Dec. 20, free
Experience Uprooted—A Journey of Self-Discovery, ink paintings by Suchen Wu and Teresa Chow and Motion, mixed media and acrylics by Zhanna Shomakhova. placedesarts.ca

Lights at Lafarge

Nov. 24 – Jan. 20, free
Metro Vancouver’s largest, free outdoor lights display. Take in the dazzling lights display in the magical setting of Lafarge Lake. coquitlam.ca/lightsatlafarge

The Christmas Boutique & Art Exhibitions

Nov. 16 – Dec. 20, free
Browse through finely handcrafted local artisan wares at the annual Place des Arts Christmas Boutique while enjoying their latest fine arts exhibition. placedesarts.ca

Coquitlam Express Hockey Game

Dec., various dates and times
Could the next NHL star be skating on Coquitlam ice? Catch the Express live at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex and find out. coquitlamexpress.ca

Bill Mays & the Toronto Chamber Jazz Septet

Thurs., Dec. 6., 8 p.m., ticketed
This Holiday-themed show, presents jazz versions of the Nutcracker Suite and other holiday favourites. evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Coquitlam Christmas Farmers Market

Sat., Dec. 8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., free
Shop for unique and beautifully handcrafted local products and grab a bite to eat at on-site food trucks. Enjoy kids crafts, carolers, and more! makebakegrow.com

Reflections: A Holiday Mosaic

Sun., Dec. 9, 2 – 5 p.m., by donation
Head to Mackin House and Fraser Mills Station for Heirlooms & Treasures and the winter seasonal exhibit. Enjoy baked goods, music from Amy Newmand and the Christmas Revelers, crafts, stories and more. coquitlamheritage.ca

The Nutcracker — Ballet Victoria

Wed., Dec. 19, 7 p.m., ticketed
A uniquely wonderful Christmas ballet to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score. Join a flurry of dancing characters from Ballet Victoria. evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Christmas with the Rat Pack

Sat., Dec. 22., 8 p.m., ticketed
This famous Rat Pack tribute band is making its way from Las Vegas performing all the classics of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. hardrockcasinovancouver.com

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.

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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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