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Five Easy Trail Walks to Try in Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, BC, Nov. 1, 2017 – Whether you’re toting a young child or simply in the mood for a short afternoon stroll, these five Coquitlam trails are ideal for all ages and abilities.

1. Lafarge Lake
A 1.2-kilometre trail loops this popular urban lake in Town Centre Park, offering views of both mountains and cityscape. Prepare to be dazzled by the Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display, returning Nov. 25 – Jan. 21. Walk the lakeside circuit after dusk to take in the hundreds of thousands of lights across multiple themed zones. The lake is located just steps away from Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station, also with free two-hour parking in Lot D of Town Centre Park, off Trevor Wingrove Way. www.coquitlam.ca/lights

2. Mundy Park
The city’s largest park, at 400 acres, is rated by TripAdvisor as the #1 thing to do in Coquitlam. Home to two lakes, coastal rainforest and a 16-km trail network, its mostly flat paths offer the easy “hiking” experience without having to trek up a mountain. The park is accessible by transit and offers free parking.


3. Hoy Creek
This flat, gravel trail stretches for 2.8 km and offer prime viewing of spawning salmon. Whether you’re a young child, an international visitor or a seasoned wildlife spotter, this scene never fails to impress. Duck into the trail off Guildford Way, a short walk from Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station. www.coquitlam.ca/trails

4. Como Lake
You might want to pack your fishing rod to reel in a rainbow trout after your walk. A 1-km trail circles this pretty lake, which is stocked with fish. You’ll also find a playground on site. The lake is accessible by transit and has free on-site parking. www.coquitlam.ca/trails

5. Colony Farm Regional Park
Bird watchers flock to this immense park to spot rare bird life including great blue herons, purple martins and the elusive lazuli bunting. The terrain is crisscrossed by flat, wide trails, ideal for long, meditative walks. The park is accessible by transit (bus from Coquitlam Central), also with on-site parking. www.metrovancouver.org

November Events

Coquitlam Express
Nov. 11, 17, 19 & 29
Cheer on the home team while scoping out the talent of the BCHL. Home games take place at Poirier Sport & Leisure Centre (633 Poirier St). www.coquitlamexpress.ca

Brighten Up!
Nov. 17 – Dec. 13
A host of events, performances and workshops that will let your creative inner light shine. Activities take place at varying venues including Place des Arts. www.placedesarts.ca

Santa at Coquitlam Centre
Starting Nov. 22 at 10 a.m.
Ho, ho, ho! Let the wish lists begin. www.coquitlamcentre.com

Lights at Lafarge
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
This free community event at Evergreen Cultural Centre features live music, crafts and a visit from Santa Claus. Cheer along with the crowd when the Winter Lights Display is switched on for the first time. Other highlights include a holiday market, photo booth, face painting and so much more! www.coquitlam.ca/lights

Family Day at Place des Arts: Lantern Making
Sunday, Nov. 26, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Take part in three all-ages, drop-in art activities and make your own lantern in preparation for A Lantern Affair on Sunday, Dec. 3. Admission is free; register online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 604-664-1636.

ParticipACTION 150 Play List
Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 – 9 p.m.
Try a new activity – from kayaking to quidditch – at this free, family-friendly event in partnership with the Girl Guides of B.C. This finale event will take place at Percy Perry Stadium in Town Centre Park. www.participaction.com/150  

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For more information about upcoming festivals, events and activities, visit www.coquitlam.ca/explore

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Media contact:
Eric Kalnins
Tourism Manager, City of Coquitlam