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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)

 

​6 Ways to ​Say Yes to the Rain

Looking for a way to chill out? We’ve got you covered.

  1. Hit up Metro Vancouver's largest climbing gym Climb Base5
  2. Catch a flick at Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam & VIP and escape the heat in comfy seats, complete with a licensed (+19) lounge. Families can also enjoy kid-friendly movies this summer at a cost of $2.99 a seat!
  3. Stop and shop at Coquitlam Centre just steps from Lincoln SkyTrain station. It’s a great way to chill out during the hottest hours of the day.
  4. Grab a coffee and indulge at one of our super cute cafes, like the Beanery, Awesome Place Coffee & Dessert, Julliet Cafe, and Cafe Divano
  5. Take a hike - in the rain! You're on the West Coast and there are plenty of urban forests and beautiful trails to explore from Mundy Park to Coquitlam River Trail. Throw up your hood, and reconnect with your wild side.
  6. Get artsy and take in some live theatre or browse through a colourful exhibition at the Evergreen Culture Centre or  Place des Arts 

Upcoming Events 

Canada, Europe and Asia Film Festival 
Sun, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., free
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Head to TD Community Plaza at Town Centre Park to catch fresh-air screenings of the latest films from China. This family-friendly event includes a carnival, costume stage show, and even, a bouncy castle. 

Afrikaans is Lekker 2018
Sat, Sept. 29, 4 p.m., ticketed
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Join some of South Africa’s bestselling musicians, Bok van Blerk, Refentse, and Ricus Nel at the Hard Rock Casino for a dynamic night of popular Afrikaans music. 

Harvest Festival
Sun, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., free
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Celebrate the bounty of the local harvest at the Coquitlam Farmer's Market Harvest Festival. 

The Piano Teacher
Oct 23 - 27, various times, ticketed
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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
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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. 

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​

Coquitlam Farmers Market 
Every Sunday, May - October, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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).

Coquitlam'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.  

Como Lake Park

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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